Dinner, Lunch

Garlic Pork Banh Mi

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

This light and flavorful sandwich is inspired by the popular Vietnamese street food and is easy to put together with perfectly grilled, caramelized pork. The flavoring is similar to Lemongrass Beef Skewers but focuses more on the sweet caramelization instead of the lemony taste. I love having everything ready for guests to assemble so they can create their own pork banh mi sandwiches with all the toppings and dressings.

SUBSTITUTION TIP: If you are not into crunchy baguette bread, use a brioche roll for a softer texture. If you want a spicier mayo, combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon sriracha.


  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat

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  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 1 daikon radish, cut into thin strips
  • 1 large carrot, cut into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 sandwich-size baguettes
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced


  • Cooking Pot
  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, lime juice, shallot, and pork tenderloin slices. Marinate for at least 30 minutes. If marinating for longer, cover and refrigerate.

  • Step 2

    Insert the Cooking Pot and close the hood. Select GRILL, set the temperature to HI, and set the time to 15 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 3

    While the unit is preheating, in a medium bowl, combine the daikon, carrot, rice vinegar, salt, and sugar.

  • Step 4

    When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place the pork in the Cooking Pot. Feel free to add a little bit of the marinade to the pot. Close the hood and cook for 8 minutes.

  • Step 5

    After 8 minutes, open the hood and stir the pork. Close the hood and cook for 7 minutes more.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, slice open each baguette and spread mayonnaise on both sides. Add a layer each of pork, pickled daikon and carrot, cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeño slices and serve.