Banh Mi Meatballs Recipe

This is our new favorite appetizer recipe!

A little bit of sweet, a little kick of spicy, beautiful aromatic herbs, wonderfully fresh lime juice…what’s not to love!

We also think they’d be delicious in a meatball sub or just a pretty presentation on skewers…you just can’t go wrong!


  • 2030 meatballs–
  • I use this recipe and usually make a batch or more and freeze to use in recipes. You can also use your favorite grocery store favorite frozen meatballs.
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 12 jalapenos, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mint, chopped
  • 1 cup pickled red onions
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup sweet chili sauce
  • Lime wedges for juice and thinly sliced lime for pan


Spray 12″ iron skillet with nonstick spray.

Place the meatballs in the pan over medium high heat.

Stir while browning about 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid while you prepare the sauce.

In a medium bowl combine the chili sauce, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce; add over the meatballs and stir until coated.

Add the carrots, cilantro, mint and gently combine.

Squeeze 1/2 a lime over the meatballs; add thinly sliced lime pieces over the meatballs.

Top with the pickled onions.