I enjoy eating Vietnamese food and Pho is one of their most popular dishes. The broth makes the soup delicious. This beef bone broth is flavourful and makes this recipe shine. It takes some time and patience to make the broth from scratch but, it is worth the wait. The broth takes 5 to 10+hours to make as you want the beef bone and marrow flavours to slowly simmer and make the broth.
The ingredients are quite simple and fresh is always best.
- Beef soup bones
- 1 onion
- 6 slices of fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
- Short ribs beef thinly sliced or sirloin thinly sliced
- Chopped cilantro
- 2 green onion stalk chopped
- 3 Basil leaves
- 1 stalk of lemongrass
- 1/2- 1 cup of bean sprouts
- 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
- 12 cups of water
- Rice noodles
- 1 sliced lime (quartered)
- Hoisin sauce
- Sriracha sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Place beef bones and halved onion on baking sheet and bake/roast in the oven for approximately 45 minutes
- Boil the water in a large pot
- Place the cooked beef bones, onion, ginger, salt, peppercorn, into the pot and then reduce the heat to low after 15 minutes.
- Simmer on low heat for 5-10 hours.
- Soak rice noodles in a bowl of room temperature water 1/2 an hour before the broth is complete.
- Remove the beef bones and strain the broth into another pot to remove the remnant ingredients from the broth.
- After straining the broth, bring to a boil and add the rice noodles to the broth for a couple minutes.
- If you like your beef rare/medium-rare then just pour the broth and noodles into a serving bowl and add a few slices of the thinly sliced beef short rib, to the soup. The heat of the broth will cook the beef. If you prefer your meat more well done add the beef short rib slices to the pot with the broth and noodles and simmer until cooked for a few minutes.
- Add cilantro, bean sprouts and green onion to the serving bowl with the Pho
- Have sliced lime on the side to squeeze into the Pho (optional)
- Add hoisin sauce and sriracha to add some spice and sweetness to your Pho (optional)
- Serve and enjoy your Pho creation
This beef bone broth is amazing and the longer you cook it the more flavourful it will be. I may try to make the broth next time in a slow cooker. Pho will hit the spot on a cool or cold day.