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Healthy Beef Pho

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 6
Author: Danilicious Dishes


For Broth

  • 4 cups beef stock or broth
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 large ginger pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 pound sirloin steak cut into very thin strips
  • 1 package rice noodles thin or thick


  • 1 bunch basil mint, cilantro of each
  • 1 fresno chili
  • 1/4 cup hoisin
  • 1/4 cup siracha
  • 1 bunch green onions cut into thin slices


  • In the broiler, char onions and ginger. This will take 5-10 minutes. You want to develop a dark, almost burnt marks on the onion and ginger. 
  • Meanwhile, toast the whole spices in a large soup pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add broth/stock, soy, fish sauce, carrots, garlic, and charred onion and ginger and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 40 minutes, or until favors develop and the broth is packed with the flavors of the spices. 
  • While the both develops, prepare the noodles to package directions.
  • Add the cooked noodles to the bottom of a bowl. Place raw steak strips on top of the noodles. Laddle hot broth in the bowl and over steak. The hot liquid will cook the steak to a beautiful medium rare. 
  • Finish soup with your favorite toppings (the ingredient list of toppings is enough for about 6 bowls worth).