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Asian Meatball Sub

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asasianasiaMy cousin, Meighan, and I now officially have a new obsession.


Asian Meatball Sub

It’s a simple slaw.

Yep. It all started last Saturday when we were preparing for her boyfriend’s “Dirty Thirty Poker” party. We had, oh I don’t know, maybe 10 or 12 appetizers we were making. We just couldn’t get a hold of ourselves. We were out of control.

So, anyway, we made several different kinds of wraps, but one we made with honey ham and angel hair slaw mixed with ginger dressing made us look at eachother and say “That’s the Shit”.

When food makes you cuss, you know it’s good.


So, keeping in mind that I’m slightly food obsessed, I absolutely could not get that taste out of my mind. I didn’t have any ham left, but I did have an obscene amount of ground turkey, so I made meatballs.

And – tada! Before I knew it I had meatball subs.


Yep, with the slaw, but I modified it a little by adding mayo to contrast the meatballs a little. I also added fresh cilantro. Why cilantro, you ask? I have no idea, but I had never put it on a sandwich before. It’s so fresh and delicious- I’m officially a cilantro-on-a-sandwich-fan now.


It’s insane yumminess.


The ginger dressing I used was Makoto. It’s SO GOOD. Seriously. I would drink that stuff by itself out of the bottle. You can find it in the produce section – you know where all the bagged salad and stuff is.


Makoto and I need to have a talk. There has to be crack in that bottle.

Here’s your printable –

Yield: 6

Asian Meatball Sub

Asian Meatball Sub | Dixie Chik Cooks


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp scallions
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 bag angel hair slaw
  • 1 cup ginger dressing (like Makato)
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 handful fresh Cilantro
  • 6 sub rolls
  • 1 stick butter, melted


Combine turkey through sriracha; roll into meatballs and place on a baking sheet.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Mix the slaw with ginger dressing and mayo; refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Bake meatballs for 15-20 minutes, or until brown and sizzling; remove from oven.

Brush each side of sub rolls with butter and place in oven for 2-3 minutes, or until starting to brown; remove.

To assemble the subs, add meatballs and top with slaw.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1480Total Fat: 92gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 57gCholesterol: 294mgSodium: 2822mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 76g

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  • BeBetsy
    June 27, 2013 at 1:58 PM


  • Anyonita
    May 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    I’ve just posted my Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog & wanted to tell you that this recipe has been featured! You can find the feature here: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tasty-tuesdays-12.html Don’t forget to grab our features button and link up again!

  • Judy
    May 27, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Hi Dixie Chick,

    What a yummy looking sub. I would like to invite you to share your favorite projects/crafts/fashion/photography/recipes/humor/personal advice/blog tips and tricks at Pin It Monday Hop, It’s a Pinterest Party (Link). Come over, have fun and get pinned. I hope to see you there.

    Pursuit of Functional Home

  • Anyonita
    May 27, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Oh, that LOOKS the shit! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

  • Jess @HungryHarps
    May 26, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    I have never heard of Makato, but I am wanting to find it now!! This coleslaw sounds delicious and I am loving how easy it is to make. Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays!

  • Cathy
    May 25, 2013 at 1:07 AM


    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight.

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  • Robin
    May 24, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    This looks amazing! My taste buds thank you! Thank you for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster.

    Fluster Buster

  • EMily
    May 24, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    amazing!!! I love your blog! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays :o) Can’t wait to see what you bring next week. Do you have a link back page for hte parties you join? Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

  • Carole
    May 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Shea, Carole’s Chatter is collecting scallop dishes today. This is a nice one. I do hope you pop over and link in. This is the link . Cheers

    PS I couldn’t leave a comment on the actual scallop post because comments were closed…

  • Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats
    May 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    YUM! These look delicious and I’m so all about the slaw. Do you think it would work on fish tacos? I have been searching for a slaw for fish tacos forever!

  • Dixie Chik
    May 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Absolutely! I bet that would be fantastic πŸ˜‰

  • Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    May 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Great idea!!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  • Dixie Chik
    May 22, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Thanks Dana – I’ll check out your linky party πŸ™‚

  • Lisa @ Flour Me With Love
    May 22, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday πŸ™‚

  • Dixie Chik
    May 22, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Thanks Lisa!

  • krista
    May 22, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Mmmmmm, I love a sub for dinner and anything with an Asian twist. These are going on the menu for next week!!

  • lisa
    May 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Such an interesting idea! It looks really good!

  • Dixie Chik
    May 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Thanks Lisa!

  • Christie - Food Done Light
    May 21, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    What a great recipe. I love the asian slaw on top of the meatballs. It’s one of my favorite combinations.

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    May 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Now I’m going to wonder what that Makoto dressing tastes like. πŸ™‚

    I love your subs!

  • Dixie Chik
    May 22, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Maureen – Makoto is cracktastic lol!

  • Shawna
    May 19, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    That looks fantastic, and I bet no one complained about having leftovers.
    My sister and I are hosting a BBQ Block Party-Linky Party, I would love it if you could join us next Thursday, May 23 here is the link


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