Gochujang Beef Banh Mi Sandwiches

Korean chili pepper brings the Vietnamese Banh Mi to the next level. Spicy, rich, pickled and full of textures - this sandwich has it all.

Gochujang Beef Banh Mi Sandwiches


  • 1 beef Arm Chuck Roast (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Roasted Beef Stock
  • 1/4 cup Korean red chili sauce (Gochujang)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sambal
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup pickled ginger
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Classic Chopped Beef Liver
  • 1 teaspoon plum sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cognac
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 6 banh mi or French bread rolls (each 5 inches long), split

405 Minutes

6 Servings

582kcal Calories

51g Protein


  1. Cut beef roast into 2 to 3" pieces; season with pepper. Coat large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; heat over medium until hot. Add half of beef; brown evenly, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

    Transfer beef to slow cooker. Repeat with remaining beef.

  2. Add stock to skillet; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until browned bits attached to skillet are dissolved. Stir in gochujang, garlic, fish sauce, hoisin sauce and sambal. Pour mixture into slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 6 hours or until roast is fork-tender.

    Meanwhile, combine cucumber, carrots, ginger and vinegar in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Remove roast from slow cooker. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Reserve 1 tablespoon cooking liquid. Shred beef with 2 forks. Combine shredded beef, remaining cooking liquid and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Cover; keep warm.
  4. Combine Beef Chopped Liver, reserved 1 tablespoon cooking liquid, plum sauce and Cognac in small bowl; mix well. Season with salt, as desired. Using a whisk, whip cream in small deep bowl to soft peaks. Fold cream into liver mixture. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Spread 2 teaspoons liver mixture evenly over cut sides of each roll. Divide shredded beef evenly among rolls; top with cucumber mixture. Top with additional pickled onions, radishes, carrot, basil, mint, jalapeƱo peppers, cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.


Serv Size Calories Total Fat Cholesterol Total Carbs Protein
6 582kcal 23g 173mg 37g 51g

* The % Daily Value tells you how much of a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. 9g Saturated Fat; 10g Monounsaturated Fat; Carbohydrates; 3.8g Fiber; 6.7mg Niacin; 0.6mg Vitamin B6; 6.7mcg Vitamin B12; 6.9mg Iron; 52.3mcg Selenium; Zinc; 199.3mg Choline;

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