Vietnamese baguette, french baguette or jasmine rice
Red Chili Sauce ( The Phamily Table)
Pre Heat oven to 350F
Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with your hands. Use your hands to form meat balls into 2 inch balls. Lay onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Baked meatballs for 25 min. remove and cool
In a pot add oil and saute shallot and garlic( no colour) on low heat. Cook for 10 min. Add tomato paste and mix, add remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 min. Add meatballs, and simmer for 30 min.
To serve, add meatballs between sliced baguette, spoon tomato sauce. Add sliced cucumber, cilantro and Red Chili Sauce.
Notes: You can eat the Xiu mai ( meatballs) with a side of rice or baguette on the side to dip.