Banh Mi Minis

Total Time:
30 mins
12 minis


  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cup seeded and coarsely shredded cucumber (1 small)

  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrots (2 medium)

  • 1 cup coarsely shredded daikon

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions (2)

  • 1 1 pound pork tenderloin

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 loaf baguette-style French bread, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 - 2 fresh jalapeño chile peppers, thinly sliced*

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro


  1. In a medium bowl combine sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and the 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cucumber, carrots, daikon, and green onions; set aside.

  2. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 12 slices. Using the palm of your hand, gently flatten meat to make an even thickness. Sprinkle with additional salt and black pepper. In a greased grill pan or extra-large skillet cook meat over medium-high heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until just pink in center (145°F), turning once.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine mayonnaise, chili sauce, and garlic. Drain vegetable mixture.

  4. To serve, spread one side of each bread slice with mayonnaise mixture. Top with meat, vegetable mixture, and jalapeño peppers. Sprinkle with cilantro.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 422mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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