Pho Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup – Weight Loss Recipe


(makes 6-8 servings)


Soup ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Pho - Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup
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4 quarts low-sodium beef broth

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2 large onions, thinly sliced

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6 slices of fresh ginger

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1 cinnamon stick

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1 star anise

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1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

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2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

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1 pound sirloin tip, thinly sliced

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Optional garnish ingredients:
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small bullet 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint sprigs
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small bullet 3 fresh jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced
small bullet 2-3 lime wedges
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1. In a large stockpot, add broth, onions, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, peppercorns and garlic. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
2. Arrange garnish ingredients into separate plates and bowls at the table.
3. Soak rice noodles in hot water (do not boil) for 15 minutes or until softened then drain (do not rinse with cold water.) Place equal amounts of noodles in soup bowls and cover with raw beef slices.
4. Ladle hot broth over noodles and beef (the beef slices should cook or brown in the hot broth.)
5. Add garnish ingredients to your preference.


Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (619 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 367
Calories from fat 52
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 384 mg
Total Carbohydrates 51 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 24 g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4%
Iron 20%

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