Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich

Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich. Pork meatballs with an Asian flare, topped with sauted onions and in a sub roll. Perfect for an easy but satisfying lunch or dinner. 

Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich

Last week I was craving some meatballs. Actually, as I’m sitting here editing photos, I’m realizing we’ve had meatballs about five times over the last couple weeks…. It’s been a good couple of weeks.

My husband is one of those people who eats to live. He likes good food, but it’s not uncommon for him to go through his day, forgetting to eat, and then come home famished. Often my meals have a lot of vegetables, so they aren’t always calorie rich, or filling to a man who is counting on one meal for his daily sustenance. A few years ago when I fell in love with SkinnyTaste, he joked that he wished I would find a website called FullTaste.

Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich. Pork meatballs with an Asian flare, topped with sauted onions and in a sub roll. Perfect for an easy but satisfying lunch or dinner. 

So during this meatball run, I wanted to make my husband something that would be filling. I decided sandwiches were the way to go. I loved the sauce for these Sweet and Salty Pork Chops, so I decided to incorporate it into a pork meatball. It was a good choice.

Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich. Pork meatballs with an Asian flare, topped with sauted onions and in a sub roll. Perfect for an easy but satisfying lunch or dinner. 

These Asian pork meatball sandwiches are filling, but not unhealthy either. They were a hit for our whole family. Our one year old crushed as meany meatballs as I ate each meal.

Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich. Pork meatballs with an Asian flare, topped with sauted onions and in a sub roll. Perfect for an easy but satisfying lunch or dinner. 

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Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich. Pork meatballs with an Asian flare, topped with sauted onions and in a sub roll. Perfect for an easy but satisfying lunch or dinner. 
Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich

Pork meatballs with a bit of an Asian flare. Topped with sauted onions in a sub roll. Perfect for lunch or dinner. 

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Meatball Sandwich
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 437 kcal
Ingredients
Meatballs
  • 1.5 pounds ground pork
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp chives chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
Serving
  • sub rolls
  • cilantro chopped
Instructions
Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover baking pan with parchment paper or baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for meatballs. Once well mixed, form into about 1.5 tbsp sized balls. Placed balls on prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake balls for 15 minutes.
Sauce
  1. Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until soft.
  2. Add following 9 ingredients and stir well. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low.
  3. Add meatballs to sauce and let simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes.
  4. Serving
  5. Serve on sub rolls with cilantro. May also top with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 1928mg 80%
Potassium 758mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 13.4%
Vitamin C 12.2%
Calcium 6.1%
Iron 15.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Asian Pork Meatball Sandwich. Pork meatballs with an Asian flare, topped with sauted onions and in a sub roll. Perfect for an easy but satisfying lunch or dinner. 

Enjoy these Asian Pork Meatball Sandwiches? You’ll probably enjoy these other SugarSpicesLife recipes:

Sweet and Salty Pork Chops
Baked Salsa Verde Taquitos
Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Ground Turkey Pot Stickers


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