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Easy Beef Pho Recipe

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I could literally eat pho every single day of the week. However, with a toddler and when I'm flying, this isn't always possible. Now, authentic pho is a lot more difficult than my recipe, but this is still a great way to kill the craving!

You will need:

For the broth:

2 qts. Beef bone broth; no salt added

1/2 qt. water

6 inches of peeled, fresh ginger

2 cinnamon sticks

3 stars anise

1 tbl. peppercorns

1 tbl. coriander seeds

1 bulb garlic

1/2 yellow onion, sliced

1/4 c. fish sauce (I use Red Boat)

Salt to taste (about 1 tbl.)

4-5 coffee filters

For serving:

Rice noodles, prepared

Fresh Basil

1 1/2 lbs. thinly sliced beef sirloin

1 lime, sliced

Green onion, sliced


Jalapeno, sliced

Start by putting your ginger and onion in one coffee filter, tying at the top. Repeat this with spices, and then have garlic bulb on its own. **I use twine to tie mine together, but you may use whatever won't melt or hurt your broth**. In a large pot, bring broth, fish sauce, and water to a boil. Add spice pods and stir frequently. Bring to a boil for about 2-3 minutes, then simmer approximately 20 minutes. Remove pods and add salt as needed.

In serving bowl, add 3-4 pieces of raw beef and about 1-1 1/2 c. of cooked rice noodles. Pour steaming hot broth over, hot enough to cook beef. Add toppings as desired.

If you're taking on a trip, lightly cook the meat and leave the meat and noodle separate from the broth.


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