I enjoyed the meatballs in their Swedish iteration but was looking forward to this recipe more. I made brown rice instead of precooked, and also made extra carrot/radish mixture, but followed the rest as written. Super flavorful and satisfying except that I made it way too spicy for my taste - I should have known to cut down the sambal oelek by maybe half. I did this as a make-ahead recipe as well and it reheated very well the next day. Will make again, with less chile paste!
Hubby and I really enjoyed this. Our teen did not but she has an unexplained dislike of meatballs - anyway. Flavors were wonderful and so far I'm enjoying the recipes that stem from the Sheet Pan Swedish Meatballs. I did only use a heaping tablespoon of the sambal oelek and it was spicy enough for us. Will definitely make again.
Never had a banner mi sandwich so didn't know what to expect. This was my favorite of the 3 recipies for the meatballs! Such a unique balance of savory and sweet/sour, we loved it and it would be a great meal to pack for lunches! Highly recommended!
My husband thinks this is as good as the food at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Even if you aren't a radish eater, I bet you will like the pickled radishes in this recipe. I made chicken meatballs instead of beef and used chicken broth in the recipe as a result. I've used both peanuts and almonds on top. Served over rice and brown noodles. Any way, it's all good.