• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    This pho soup recipe will have you slurping a big bowl of steaming hot pho in less than 60 minutes! The easy broth is bursting with beefy, earthy, complex yet delicate flavors laced with quintessential cinnamon, star anise, cloves and cardamon. I’ve shortcut the long simmering processes by using quality beef bone broth then adding charred onions and ginger and toasted spices, then simmering for just 45 minutes while you prep the garnishes. To your rich, savory pho broth, you can add beef, chicken, pork or shrimp along with your chewy rice noodles, a handful of fresh herbs and a splash of lime juice, hoisin and sriracha. This pho recipe also earns major points because it can be prepped ahead or frozen and then just warmed when ready, so you can sit back and enjoy pho in your slippers just the way you like it!

    Ingredients

    • 1 large white onion (peeled and halved)
    • 2 3-inch pieces of fresh ginger (halved lengthwise)
    • 5 whole star anise
    • 4 whole cloves
    • 4 cinnamon sticks
    • 3 cardamon pods
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
    • 1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds (optional)
    • 8 cups quality beef bone broth (see recommendations in notes)
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon or better than bouillon (more or less to taste)
    • 6-8 ounces rice stick noodles
    • 8 ounces beef tenderloin (fillet mignon) (shaved paper thin (see notes for protein options))
    • sliced green onions
    • cilantro, mint, and/or Thai basil
    • bean Sprouts
    • sliced chilies (Thai bird chiles, serrano, Fresno or jalapenos)
    • sliced radishes
    • lime wedges
    • sriracha
    • hoisin

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 409 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 8 g 11.93%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 6.31%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 30 mg 10.02%
    • Sodium: 404 mg 16.83%
    • Calcium: 301 mg 30.14%
    • Potassium: 857 mg 24.49%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 12 mg 66.83%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 77 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 24 g 97.39%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 21 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.03%
    • Vitamin C 26.21%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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