Pho (Beef Noodle Soup)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 197.8
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1,351.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 17.1 g

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from Shape Magazine August 2010 - a delicious, easy way to make this restaurant favorite at home. from Shape Magazine August 2010 - a delicious, easy way to make this restaurant favorite at home.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 tsp olive oil
    1 small/med onion, peeled and quartered
    1 2" piece of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
    1 tsp five-spice powder
    6 cups beef broth (reduced sodium if you can find it)
    1 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce
    1 1/2 tsp sugar
    black pepper to taste
    6 oz dried rice noodles / rice vermicelli
    8 oz flank steak, trimmed and halved lengthwise
    1 small onion peeled and sliced in paper thin rounds
    Garnishes - fresh basil, mung bean sprouts, thinly sliced jalapeno, lime wedges, hoisin sauce, Sriacha sauce


Heat oil in heavy dutch oven or large saucepan over medium high. Heat water in kettle and set out large, shallow bowl. Add onion and ginger to dutch oven and saute for 5 min or until onions are lightly browned. Add five-spice powder, stir for 30 sec or until fragrant. Pour in beef broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 min. Strain out onion and ginger and stir in fish sauce, sugar, and black pepper to taste. Keep warm over low heat.
Pour heated water from kettle into large bowl and soak noodles for about 20 min. Rinse and set aside. Start large pot of water to boiling.
Wrap steak in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 15 min to firm meat for slicing.
Arrange garnishes on platter. Remove steak from freezer and cut across grain into paper-thin slices. Bring broth back to boil.
Place noodles in to pot of boiling water, cook for 30 sec-1min, drain and divide among 4 deep soup bowls. Arrange 2 oz of raw steak over noodles and scatter some of the onion rounds over the steak.
Ladle boiling broth into each bowl (broth will cook steak). Serve immediately with garnishes.

Makes 4 servings (2 cups ea - 2oz steak, 1.25 oz noodle, broth).

**NOTE - garnishes are not included in nutritional information as each person will add to their bowl to their taste**

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DRSUNSHINE1.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    Replace the sugar in the recipe with roasted garlic. You'll get a depth of flavor that's amazing. Also, cooking 1 C of cilantro and a splash of lime (juice of about 1/4 of a fresh small lime) added to the broth will really "kick up" the intensity with no significant calories added. - 2/21/12

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    Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing! - 10/30/11

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    My husband loves Pho, but every recipe is too time consuming for my busy life. This is an excellent alternative - 8/18/10

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    going to make this soon sound so good - 8/16/10