Recipe: Asian Turkey Meatball Subs | chicago foodie girl


Recipe: Asian Turkey Meatball Subs

Happy Friday! I am two weeks from the end of the semester and I have to say that I've never been so ready for a break. Between all of the end-of-semester conferences and grading craziness, Thanksgiving prep, cookie baking, restaurant visits, and holiday parties, I'm a tiny bit burned out. Of course, most of what I mentioned firmly falls into the fun category, but still. A girl just wants to have fun, but she also needs a solid eight (okay, more like nine) hours of sleep every night. #oldladyproblems

As much as I normally enjoy making meals from scratch during this time of year (especially after my summer cooking hiatus), I've been on a quest to simplify our weeknight dinners. Thanks to a combination of clashing work schedules and general over-scheduling, Mario and I are only at home together for dinner an average of three nights each week. Let's be real; I don't want to spend the bulk of the little time we do have together in the kitchen. I want to be in and out of there in less than thirty minutes (just enough time for Mario to watch his sports round-up show that I hate!); however, I also want good food with bold flavors that don't taste like I cut corners. Enter Farm Rich Meatballs.

Mario and I both love meatball subs, so as soon as the fine folks at Farm Rich offered me the opportunity to create a recipe using their products, I immediately knew I wanted to try my hand at an Asian-inspired version of a meatball sub. Keeping in mind my desire for quick meals, I also knew this was the perfect opportunity in which to create a sub-recipe that is packed with flavor, but still not too complicated to assemble (thankfully, using the pre-made turkey meatballs eliminates the most time-consuming part!). With the heat from the Sriracha mayo balanced out by the sweetness of the hoisin sauce, this Asian Turkey Meatball Sub is perfect for anyone looking for a quick and easy recipe with a twist on traditional flavors.

Asian Turkey Meatball Subs

1 package Farm Rich Turkey Meatballs
10-ounces broccoli slaw
4 sub/hoagie rolls
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 cup hoisin sauce
2/3 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
1 lemon
1 handful fresh cilantro
Pinch of salt

1) Follow the directions on the package to cook meatballs on the stove top. Combine hoisin sauce with meatballs and simmer.

2) While meatballs are simmering, toss the rice wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice, salt, and broccoli slaw. Combine Sriracha with mayonnaise or Greek yogurt; I used approximately 1/4 cup of Sriracha, but it all depends on your desire/tolerance for heat!
 3) Cover one side of bread with Sriracha mayo, layer Farm Rich Turkey Meatballs, and top with slaw and cilantro.

The perfect combination of heat, sweet, meat, and tang in less than thirty minutes!

The Farm Rich Meatball Truck Tour will be stopping at greater Chicago-area Walmart Supercenter locations December 1-17. At each stop, there will be free Meatball samples, recipes ideas, and food inspirations to help busy shoppers during the holiday season. Get full schedule here and be sure to stop by to get a tasting!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product and compensation to facilitate this post. Review and all opinions are my own.


  1. I'm a lover of hoisin so I definitely need to make this! Thanks, Starr!


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