Lucky Recipes

Sazzy's Rare Beef Pho

Cooking Time: 45 mins

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

#pho #soup #vietnamese


• 2L beef stock (we used our leftover Lucky Taco tongue stock) - but a good quality beef stock will suffice!
• 4 thick slices ginger
• 1 onion (thinly sliced)
• 1 onion (thinly sliced - to be divided between pho bowls)
• 4 garlic cloves (sliced)
• 6 star anise
• 4 cinnamon quills (lightly bruised)
• 1 kaffir lime leaf (lightly bruised)
• 4 tablespoons caster sugar
• 160ml fish sauce
• Half a cup lemon of lime juice
• 800g flat rice noodle (3mm or 5mm)
• 800g porterhouse (or good quality sirloin)
• 2 cups bean sprouts
• 1 or 2 tablespoons Lucky Taco Habanero hot sauce (you choose depending on spice level)
• 3 handfuls of a mixture on Thai basil, Vietnamese mint & coriander (we chuck in edible flowers if any in garden)


• Place stock & 500ml water in a saucepan with ginger, onion, garlic, star anise, cinnamon, sugar & fish sauce.
• Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low.
• Cover & simmer for 20 mins.
• Strain, discarding solids, then return soup to pan.
• Add Lucky Taco hot sauce.
• Cover & return to boil.
• Prepare noodles to packet instructions & get out 4 bowls.
• Divide third of bean sprouts & thin layer of white onion slithers between 4 bowls
• Add a wee layer of fresh herbs
• Thinly slice the raw beef into strips.
• Once noodles are cooked & drained. Divide noodles between 4 bowls. Add another third of bean sprouts on top.
• Lay the beef strips across the noodles.
• Pour over hot soup. (The heat will gently cook the meat).
• Add remaining third of bean sprouts on top.
• Scatter across fresh herbs & any edibles.
• Serve with chopsticks & Asian soup spoons.
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