Ultimate Toasted Banh Mi

Kasia PaprockiFoodservice

Experience one of the hottest trends in food. This Vietnamese inspired fusion sandwich is filled with tender pulled pork, fermented veggie slaw, with a touch of peppery arugula, sweet cured jalapenos and Bongards® Natural Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese… you’re welcome!

INSIGHTS

Banh Mi recipes appear on 2.1% of US menus and have a 4 year predicted growth of 194.9%. It is important to have a product offering that stands out with such a high growth rate, so swap out the sauce or mayo with Bongards® Natural Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese. This provides the same creaminess of the traditional sauces, but in a different format. The recipe will still include the Jalapenos that are normally paired 34% of the time and pickled veggies paired 64%, but the sliced cheese will add a delightful, new twist!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-1 1/2 Lb. pulled pork
  • 2 Footlong Italian sandwich bread loaves
  • 8 Slices of Bongards® Pepper Jack Sliced Cheese 
  • 2 Cups veggie slaw
  • 1/2 Cup peppered arugula
  • 1/4 Cup sweet cured jalapenos

PREPARATION

  1. Cook pork. When done, use two forks to pull the meat apart into smaller, bite-sized portions.
  2. Take sandwich loaves. Cut in half and down the center so that they fold open.
  3. Place two slices of cheese on each half of the loaves.
  4. Fill sandwiches with meat, slaw, arugula, and jalapenos.
  5. Enjoy!