Pho-tastic Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 199.9
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.5 mg
  • Sodium: 273.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g

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Our version of vietnamese beef pho soup. Uses fresh herbs and fresh veggies to make this a very healthy soup!! Our version of vietnamese beef pho soup. Uses fresh herbs and fresh veggies to make this a very healthy soup!!
Number of Servings: 8


    Aprox 1 lb london boil trimmed of all fat (gave us about 12 oz of meat) Freeze for 15 minutes and slice razor thin. set aside
    10 cups of water (can add more if soup is too thick or too salty)
    3 tsp beef granules
    *1 cinnamon stick
    *1 t cardamon
    *1 Tb whole cloves
    *1 star anise
    * 1/2 inch ginger nub
    make a spice packet with these *spices* in cheesecloth
    1 pkg rice noodles
    1/2 pkg fresh mushrooms sliced thin
    8 baby carrots sliced thin
    fresh mint aprox 10 leaves
    fresh basil one lg bunch
    fresh cilantro one lg bunch
    1 pkg bean sprouts
    1 lime sliced into wedges


1.) start by placing your london broil into the freezer for 15 min to make it easier to trim and slice.
2.) fill stock pot with water, add spice packet and beef granules bring to a rolling boil. I add the sliced carrots now as I do not like the crunch, but it is up to you...
3.) slice lime, chop and slice veggies.and set aside with bunches of fresh herbs or arrange on a relish tray. your guests can decide what and how much fresh veggies and herbs to put in their bowls.
4.) while water is boiling for rice noodles take out meat and trim and slice RAZOR thin. (you dont cook this seperatly the hot broth you pour over it cooks it for you)
5.) cook rice noodles to pkg directions
Set up:
Bring all ingredients to the table.. a pot of boiled pho broth, rice noodles,relish tray and plate of raw meat
Serve in large bowls:
add a pile of noodles, fresh veggies and raw meat into bowl ladel boiling pho broth over all.
with fresh herbs and a squeeze of lime juice.
My hubby likes his spicey so he adds siracha sauce on top of his as well.

Makes 8 small bowls

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYBUG_MN.

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