Asian Meatball Sub | Dixie Chik Cooks

Asian Meatball Sub

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 –

Asian Meatball Sub | Dixie Chik Cooks

Asian Meatball Sub

Yield: 6


  • 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:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1480Total Fat: 92gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 57gCholesterol: 294mgSodium: 2822mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 76g

The provided nutrition calculated may not always be accurate.

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Anyonita

    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!

  2. Jess @HungryHarps

    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!

  3. Cathy


    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

  4. Robin

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

    Fluster Buster

  5. EMily

    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

  6. Carole

    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…

  7. 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!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Absolutely! I bet that would be fantastic πŸ˜‰

    1. Dixie Chik

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

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Lisa!

  8. krista

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

  9. lisa

    Such an interesting idea! It looks really good!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Lisa!

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

    1. Dixie Chik

      Maureen – Makoto is cracktastic lol!

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