• Course

    Main Course

  • Prep time

    30 Mins

  • cook time

    1 Hour 30 Mins

  • servings

    6

Equipment

  • 8-quart Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • lb beef bones
  • 1 onion
  • 1 piece ginger (~5 inches)
  • 1 phở spice pack*
  • quarts water
  • 2 tbsp salt, divided
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce, divided
  • 3 tbsp rock sugar, divided
  • 1-1½ lbs eye of round steak
  • 1 bag beef balls (optional)
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
  • bean sprouts
  • Thai basil
  • jalapeños
  • lime
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon
  • 2-3 pkgs Lotus Foods Organic Traditional Pho Rice Noodles
  • black pepper
  • bean sprouts
  • Thai basil
  • jalapeños
  • lime
  • hoisin sauce
  • sriracha
  • 1

    Parboil beef bones for ~10 mins until all impurities float to top, then rinse and scrub. This helps keep the broth clear.

  • 2

    Char onion and ginger, either directly over a flame or in a pan, then peel off skin.

  • 3

    Toast phở spices in a pan on medium heat for 1-2 mins then place in a pouch.

  • 4

    Add bones, onion, ginger, and spice bag to Instant Pot and fill water to max line (~3½ quarts). Add 1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp fish sauce, and 2 tbsp rock sugar to pot.

  • 5

    Pressure cook for an hour, then let it natural release for 30 mins, before switching to vent to release remaining pressure.

  • 6

    While broth is cooking, prepare meats. Thinly slice eye of round steak (tip: slightly freeze steak to make it easier to slice), and cut beef meatballs.

  • 7

    Prepare garnishes: chop green onions, thinly slice onions and cilantro, and mix together. Assemble plate of veggies and herbs.

  • 8

    Once broth is ready, remove everything from pot, skim broth, and skim out fat. Season to taste (e.g., 1 tbsp rock sugar, 2 tsp beef bouillon, 1 tbsp salt, and 1 tbsp fish sauce).

  • 9

    Cook noodles per directions on package.

  • 10

    Divide noodles, meats, hot broth, garnishes and black pepper equally between bowls. Serve with fresh veggies, herbs, lime, hoisin sauce and sriracha.

  • *If you can’t find phở spice pack, buy the spices individually: 5 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 tbsp coriander seeds, ½ tsp fennel seeds, 5 cloves, 1 black cardamom.

Instruction video