February Recipes

Toasted Banh Mi

A Toasted Bahn Mi sandwich
Hands On:
30 minutes
Total Time:
60 minutes


  • 1 cup coarsely shredded or julienne-cut peeled carrots
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded or julienne-cut daikon
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper strips
  • 1 ¼ cups Gustare Vita white wine vinegar, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp Hy-Vee toasted sesame oil
  • 1 lb Hy-Vee Hickory House dry pulled pork
  • 2 (10-oz.) loaves Hy-Vee Bakery unsliced baguette bread
  • ½ cup Hy-Vee mayonnaise
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Heinz 57 Collection Culinary Crunch chili pepper crunch, for garnish
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Place carrots, daikon and bell pepper strips in a medium heat-proof bowl; set aside.
Combine 1 cup vinegar, water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved, stirring frequently. Pour over vegetable mixture. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Combine remaining ¼ cup vinegar and toasted sesame oil in a medium bowl; stir in pulled pork to coat. Set aside.
Place oven rack 6 in. from heat; preheat broiler to HIGH. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil; set aside. Cut baguettes lengthwise in half. Remove soft bread from the inside of baguette halves; reserve bread for another use. Place baguette halves, cut sides up, in prepared baking pan. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden and crisp; rotate pan if needed for even toasting.
Spread 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise in each bread half. Spoon pulled pork mixture in the bottom halves. Drain pickled vegetables; spoon vegetables in the top halves. Broil for 2 to 4 minutes or until pork is heated through (165°).
Garnish pork with cilantro and chili crunch, if desired. Press top and bottom halves of loaves together to form sandwiches. Cut each sandwich into 4 serving pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 3g 3%
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 3mg 1%
Sodium: 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate: 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 1%
Sugars: 1g 2%
Protein: 1g 2%

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