Asian-style Meatball Sandwiches with Ginger Sauce -- courtesay of Eric Akis

Asian-style Meatball Sandwiches with Ginger Sauce -- courtesay of Eric Akis

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Juicy beef meatball sandwiches in a bun with carrot, cucumber, lettuce and an addictive ginger sauce. Eric Akis, Victoria Times-Colonist food columnist


Ginger Sauce
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2-3 teaspoons ginger; finely grated
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar or lime juice
1 teaspoon honey; or to taste
1 teaspoon sesame oil
meatballs and other ingred.
1 1/4 lbs lean ground beef
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 large egg
2 green onions; thinly sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
freshly ground pepper; to taste
leaf or head lettuce; to taste
4-6 large hot dog or panini buns; split and warmed
carrot; grated
english cucumber; grated
hot Asian-style chili sauce; to taste (optional

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all of the ingredients for the ginger sauce in a bowl. Set aside.

In another bowl, combine the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, green onions, soy sauce and black pepper. Moisten your hands with cold water, roll the meat into 2-inch balls and set on the baking sheet. Roast 25 minutes, or until cooked through (should be at least 160 degrees F). Drain any excess fat from the meatballs.

Divide the meatballs among the buns.

Top with the ginger sauce, lettuce, carrot and cucumber. If you like things spicy, drizzle the meatballs with some hot chili sauce.

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Absolutely delicious!
ifaria 7m ago

Boyfriend loved it! I made it onto a meal though so had meatballs covered in ginger sauce, slaw as a side, the hot dog breads as a side too plus rice! Big hit, ginger sauce was so nice had to make double!
moraki 1y ago

Great for lunch! Serve with a good beer
ve7tbc 3y ago

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