Beef banh mi with fresh cilantro

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Banh Mi is my favorite meal for hot days. The combination of baguette and savory meat with colorful vegetables is perfect for a picnic at the park with friends.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 25 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 495 / Protein 41g / Carbohydr. 164g / Fat 73g

Ingredients (4 servings)

10 stripsbacon
500 gbeef
0.5cucumber
1chili
1 bunchcilantro
0.5 bunchmint
0.5 stalkcelery
1onion
2carrots
1limes
5 tbspfish sauce
1 tbspmayonnaise
2baguettes (small)
olive oil
salt
pepper
vegetable oil for frying

Utensils

frying pan, tongs, bowl, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Beaujolais, 2010
Chili does not mix well with tannins, so a low-tannin, fruity red such as Beaujolais is recommendable.

Step 1

Beef banh mi with fresh cilantro

In a frying pan, sauté bacon over medium-low heat for approx. 5 – 8 min. until crisp and golden. Set aside.

frying pan, tongs

10 strips bacon

Step 2

Beef banh mi with fresh cilantro

Cut beef into thin strips, approx. 2 cm thick.

cutting board, knife

500 g beef

Step 3

Beef banh mi with fresh cilantro

Peel and seed cucumber and cut into small cubes. Remove seeds and finely cut chilies. Chop herbs. Thinly slice celery. Julienne onion and carrot.

0.5 cucumber / 1 chili / 1 bunches cilantro / 0.5 bunches mint / 0.5 stalks celery / 1 onion / 2 carrots

Step 4

Beef banh mi with fresh cilantro

In a bowl, mix together half of the chopped cilantro and the diced cucumber. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

bowl

salt / pepper

Step 5

Beef banh mi with fresh cilantro

In a frying pan, sauté beef in some vegetable oil over medium-high heat for approx. 5 – 7 min. until browned.

frying pan

vegetable oil for frying

Step 6

Beef banh mi with fresh cilantro

Season beef with salt, pepper, and lime juice. Deglaze with fish sauce.

0.5 lime / 5 tbsp fish sauce / salt / pepper

Step 7

Beef banh mi with fresh cilantro

Cut baguette lengthwise, but not all the way through. Spread top and bottom layer of baguette with mayonnaise. Layer with bacon, beef, vegetables, and herbs. Garnish with remainder of chopped cilantro and top it off with a drizzle of lime juice. Enjoy!

1 tbsp mayonnaise / 2 baguettes / 0.5 lime