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Easy Beef Pho Bowl

Easy Beef Pho

Make your own DIY beef pho bowls with a simple and delicious beef pho bar!  Tender flank steak is the star of this nutritious one-dish meal.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 475kcal
Author Amee


  • 1 ½ lbs flank steak
  • 1 large onion halved
  • 2-3 inch piece fresh ginger root
  • 64 oz beef stock 2 (32 oz) cartons
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass trimmed and minced
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon green Tabasco
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 12 oz rice noodles cooked according to package directions
  • 1 ½ cups shredded carrots
  • 3-4 limes cut into wedges
  • 2-3 jalapeños sliced
  • *optional- 2 cups bean sprouts
  • *optional- hoisin sauce for drizzling


  • Put flank steak in the freezer for 30 mins-1 hour to make it easier to slice.
  • While flank is freezing, place the onion and ginger on a small roasting pan and broil for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally until charred on all sides
  • Allow onion and ginger to cool, then peel off outer charred layer.
  • After meat is chilled, slice into very thin strips
  • Heat oil in a dutch oven on medium heat.
  • Cook garlic and lemongrass until soft, about 5 minutes
  • Add onion, ginger, stock, water, soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, star anise, cloves, tabasco and cinnamon and bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered for 20 minutes.
  • Strain and discard the solid ingredients, reserving the broth.
  • Return the broth to low heat and add the sliced beef to the pot.
  • The pho is ready when the meat is no longer pink (the heat from the broth cooks the meat very quickly)
  • Divide the noodles, evenly between 6 bowls, ladle the pho on top and add your favorite toppings for garnish.


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1379mg | Potassium: 1197mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5593IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4mg