Pho Style Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings



  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 6 cups low sodium beef bone broth,
  • 1 tbsp tamari, or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce, or capers, optional
  • 4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into quarters
  • 2 (3-inch) whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 star anise, optional
  • 2-3 whole cloves
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 8 oz dried rice noodles


  • 1/2 lb sirloin steak, round eye or london broil,* thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 jalepeno pepper, optional
  • 1-2 limes, sliced in wedges
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, optional
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • sriracha, hoisin sauce or plum sauce on the side


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, add the carrots, broth, tamari, fish sauce, ginger, cinnamon, anise, and cloves. Mix well and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the broccoli, mushrooms and snap peas and continue cooking for about 8-10 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.

  2. Soak noodles in water for 3-5 minutes until soft. 

  3. Place the broth over low heat until it begins to simmer —do not boil. Add the beef to the broth; it should immediately turn opaque. Cook for 3-5 minutes.

  4. Divide the beef, noodles and vegetables equally between serving bowls. Pour the steaming broth into each bowl using a ladle, top with suggested toppings, and serve.

Recipe Notes

*To allow for easy cutting: put the beef on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for 15 minutes. When touching the edges of the beef it should feel firm to the touch, not frozen through. Use your sharpest knife to slice the beef into very thin slices across the grain, about 1/4-inch thin or thinner. Keep the beef covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.

Nutrient Analysis (with fish sauce and coconut aminos):
Serving size: 1 2/3 cup Calories: 375 calories, Fat: 8 grams, Saturated fat: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 50 grams, Sugar: 3 grams, Sodium: 240 milligrams, Fiber: 3 grams, Protein: 23 grams, Cholesterol: 25 milligrams