Asian Meatball Sub

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


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.

Asian Meatball Sub


  • 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.
  • Serve!

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.

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  1. 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: Don’t forget to grab our features button and link up again!
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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!
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  4. 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!

  5. Yummo!!!!!

    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

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

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  7. 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
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  8. 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…

  9. 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!
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  10. Great idea!!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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    We hope to see you there!
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  11. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂
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  12. Mmmmmm, I love a sub for dinner and anything with an Asian twist. These are going on the menu for next week!!
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  13. Such an interesting idea! It looks really good!
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  14. What a great recipe. I love the asian slaw on top of the meatballs. It’s one of my favorite combinations.
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  15. Now I’m going to wonder what that Makoto dressing tastes like. 🙂

    I love your subs!
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  16. That looks fantastic, and I bet no one complained about having leftovers.
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