|very thinly sliced beef||1 lb|
|natural beef broth like Swanson||64 oz.|
|cellophane rice noodles||8 oz.|
|mini yellow and red peppers sliced into rings||3-4|
|carrots cut into matchsticks||1 cup|
|bean sprouts fresh or canned||1 cup|
|thinly sliced onion||1 medium|
|Gochujang or Siracha||1 tbsp|
|fish sauce||1 tbsp|
|soy sauce||1 tbsp|
|ginger-fresh grated or powder||1 tbsp|
|minced garlic||2 - 3 cloves|
|powdered anise or pod||1/4 tsp or 1 pod (Remove the pod before serving.)|
|fresh basil||1 handful|
|fresh cilantro||1 handful|
|sliced red and green chili peppers||2|
|fresh limes quatered||2|
|additional Gochujang or Siracha served on the side|
This yummy Beef Pho comes together in less than 30 minutes. It’s full of homemade flavor, lots of vegetables, rice noodles, a hint of spice, a splash of citrus, and fresh herbs. It hits all of your taste buds.
This recipe makes 2-4 servings. I serve it large serving bowls that holds several cups of broth and noodles although you could do it in smaller bowls, this looks more authentic. I ALWAYS use Penzeys Spices. They are the most flavor and fresh I have found.
- Dump all of your broth into a large stock pot and put it over medium high heat.
- Add your garlic, sliced onions, carrots, anise, coriander, cloves, soy sauce, ginger, Gochujang (I think this is more flavorful than Siracha in this soup.) and fish sauce.
- Allow everything in the stock pot to come to a low boil and just leave it for about 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Break your noodles into equal sized chunks and put them in large serving bowl.
- Lay your raw meat over the noodles. The hot broth will cook it and soften the noodles in about a minute.
- Lay your colorful bell peppers and bean sprouts on top of the meat. (I am missing the bean sprouts in the picture. OOPS!)
- Make a plate to serve on the side of the basil, cilantro, sliced chillies and lime. That way everyone can doctor their own bowl their own way. I like lots of chillies, herbs, and lime with and extra Gochujang! YUM!!!!
- When the broth is ready, ladle several cups of broth into each of the bowls.
- Squeeze a little lime into each bowl.
- It’s dinner time! Serve with chopsticks for a real authentic feel.