Quick beef pho

Quick beef pho
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 minutes, simmering time 25 minutes

This famous Vietnamese beef soup recipe is full of flavour. Serve the pho with lime wedges and extra chilli.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
348kcals
Fat
3g (1.1g saturated)
Protein
29.3g
Carbohydrates
43.3g (4.5g sugars)
Fibre
0.5g
Salt
3.1g
Calories
348kcals
Fat
3g (1.1g saturated)
Protein
29.3g
Carbohydrates
43.3g (4.5g sugars)
Fibre
0.5g
Salt
3.1g

Ingredients

  • 2 litres good-quality fresh beef stock
  • 4cm piece fresh ginger
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 hot red chilli, finely sliced, plus extra to serve
  • 300g rice noodles
  • 400g rump or sirloin steak, sliced
  • Large handful each of beansprouts, chopped fresh coriander, fresh Thai basil (or regular basil) and mint
  • Lime wedges and hot sauce to serve

 

Method

  1. Pour the beef stock into a pan and dilute with cold water to taste. Add the ginger, onion, star anise, cinnamon sticks, cloves, palm sugar, fish sauce and chilli. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Cook the rice noodles according to the packet instructions, then add to the pot. Season to taste, then add the steak, beansprouts and herbs.
  3. Serve straightaway with lime wedges, plus extra chilli and some sriracha (from Tesco and Asda) or other hot sauce, if you like.

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September 2019