Everyday Meals

Vietnamese Beef Pho

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts beef broth
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 6 slices fresh ginger root
  • 1lemon grass
  • 1cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 pound sirloin tip, cut into thin slices
  • ½ pound bean sprouts
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 3fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced into rings
  • 2limes, cut into wedges
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages dried rice noodles
  • ½ tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    In a large soup pot, combine broth, onion, ginger, lemon grass, cinnamon, and peppercorns.Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover.Simmer for 1 hour.

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  • Step 2

    Arrange bean sprouts, mint, basil, and cilantro on a platter with chilies and lime.

  • Step 3

    Soak the noodles in hot water to cover for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain. Place equal portions of noodles into 6 large soup bowls, and place raw beef on top.Ladle hot broth over noodles and beef.Pass platter with garnishes and sauces.

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