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3 Tbsp lime juice2 tsp sugar1 ¾ cup shredded carrot1 ¾ cup shredded daikon radish (see tip)½ cup thinly sliced scallion greens¼ cup chopped fresh basil



8 oz ground pork
8 oz ground chicken breast
1 can 8-ounce water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped scallion whites
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp chile-garlic sauce or other Asian hot sauce
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
2 20-inch baguettes, preferably whole-wheat, cut into thirds
¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tsp chile-garlic sauce or other Asian hot sauce
½ English cucumber (about 36 thin slices)
⅔ cup gently packed fresh cilantro

1. To prepare slaw: Whisk lime juice and sugar in a medium bowl. Add carrot, daikon, scallion greens and basil and toss to coat. Set aside.

2. To prepare meatballs: Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

3. Gently mix pork, chicken, water chestnuts, scallion whites, garlic, fish sauce, chile-garlic sauce and pepper in a large bowl (do not overmix). Using a generous 2 tablespoons each, make 18 meatballs. Bake on the prepared baking sheet until just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

4. To assemble sandwiches: Cut each portion of baguette in half horizontally, then pull out about half of the soft bread in the center of each piece (reserve for another use, if desired). Combine mayonnaise and chile-garlic sauce to taste in a small bowl. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of the mixture on each piece of baguette. Divide the reserved slaw among the sandwiches and top with cucumber and cilantro. Add 3 meatballs to each sandwich. Serve immediately.

Tip: Daikon is a long, white radish; it can be found in Asian groceries and most natural-foods stores. If you can’t find it, the more common round red radish can be used as a substitute.


To Make Ahead: Freeze cooked meatballs airtight for up to 3 months. Defrost before serving cold or reheating.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total

  • Calories 430
  • Calories from fat 81 19%
  • Total Fat 9gm 14%
  • Sodium 821mg 34%
  • Total Carbohydrates 67gm
  • Fiber 5gm 20%
  • Protein 24gm
  • Cholesterol 57mg 22%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Healthy, High Fiber, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Pork, Chicken, Vegetable, Asian, Vietnamese, Baking, Fall, Spring, Summer, Picnic

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