Traditional Vietnamese Pho is all about the savory broth, but sometimes, we just don’t have time to spend the whole day making it. That’s when my Faux Pho recipe comes in! Thanks to @kettleandfire, what would normally take 8 hours only takes one. Traditional pho also uses rice noodles, but I use sweet potato noodles (glass noodles) instead.
PRO TIP: Put sirloin in the freezer for 30 mins before cooking to make it easier to thinly slice.
8 cups (64 oz) beef bone broth (I use @kettleandfire)
4 cups water
1 small white onion, peeled and halved
1 in piece ginger, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup fish sauce
2 Tbsp coconut sugar
2 tsp fennel seed
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cardamom
6 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp sea salt
1 pkg glass noodles (I use Chung Jung One from Amazon)
1/2 lb sirloin steak, thinly sliced
Toppings: sliced Fresno chilis, lime wedges, fresh Thai basil, mung bean sprouts, fresh cilantro, green onions
HOW TO MAKE
-In a Dutch oven or large stockpot, heat bone broth and water on high heat until boiling.
-In a small skillet over medium heat, lightly spray avocado oil cooking spray, and place onion cut side down and ginger. Cook until charred, about 5 mins.
-Remove ginger and onion, and thinly slice onion.
-Add charred ginger, charred white onions, green onions, fish sauce, and coconut sugar into boiling bone broth.
-In a small dry skillet, toast fennel seed, ground cloves, ground coriander, ground cardamom, star anise, and cinnamon stick for 3 mins over medium heat.
-Add toasted spices and sea salt to boiling bone broth.
-Turn heat down to low to simmer covered for 30 mins.
-While bone broth is simmering, take sirloin out of freezer. Slice as thinly as possible with a sharp knife.
-In a separate sauce pan, cook noodles according to package instructions.
-After simmering for 30 mins, turn heat up on bone broth to high to bring back to a rolling boil.
-To serve, add noodles to cover the bottom of a soup bowl.
-Place a few pieces of raw sliced sirloin on top of noodles.
-Ladle in broth, which will cook the sirloin.
-Serve with toppings on the side.