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Fast & Easy Dinner: Vietnamese-Style Beef and Noodle Broth

Fast & Easy Dinner: Vietnamese-Style Beef and Noodle Broth

Ward off the early Fall chill with a steaming bowl of this scrumptious soup. It's perfect for a Friday night — all you have to do is drop the ingredients in a pot. Crunchy bean sprouts and fresh, fragrant basil finish off the soup. To add more heat, serve with a spicy Asian sauce. Learn how to make this dish when you


Vietnamese-Style Beef and Noodle Broth

Vietnamese-Style Beef and Noodle Broth

Vietnamese-Style Beef and Noodle Broth


2 teaspoons canola oil
1 pound beef flank steak, very thinly sliced against the grain
4 cups chopped bok choy (1 small head, about 1 pound)
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
4 ounces wide rice noodles
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 cups mung bean sprouts
4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over high heat. Add beef and cook, stirring often, until just cooked, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate using tongs, leaving the juices in the pot.
  2. Add bok choy to the pot and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add broth and water, cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Add noodles and soy sauce; simmer until the noodles are soft, about 4 minutes. Return the beef to the pot and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  4. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with bean sprouts and basil. Serve hot.

Serves 6.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 235 calories; 8 g fat (3 g sat, 3 g mono); 33 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrate; 22 g protein; 1 g fiber; 209 mg sodium.

Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (40% daily value), Zinc (27% dv), Vitamin C (25% dv).

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MissMarisol MissMarisol 7 years
This look soooo good. If anyone makes it, they can send me some. :D
PinkTulip PinkTulip 7 years
I was just telling my boyfriend how I couldn't wait for Winter, just so we could go to our favorite Pho restaurant!! mmmm...this may be the easiest recipe for Pho I have seen, gotta try it!!! Thanks!!
luiyuming luiyuming 7 years
Yup it is delish and too easy to make. Especially now that fall is here, I crave for warm, soupy dishes all the time.
Tabloid Tabloid 7 years
Yep, Vietnamese food are delicious. I love Phở Dac Biet. :)
Marci Marci 7 years
This sounds delicious!
rabidmoon rabidmoon 7 years
Vietnamese food! :drool: Pho, bun cha gio, goi cuon, omelettes....aaaaugh! LOVE!! So hard to get in Finland so I make my own stuff when I can - at least I can get my Sriracha sauce here!
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 7 years
I'm not a fan of bean sprouts. Any suggestions on a substitution?
verily verily 7 years
Pho definitely hits the spot in the cooler months. I have all the fixings at home (fresh noodles and pre-sliced beef from my local Asian grocery store), so I really need to make this sometime soon.
dtho dtho 7 years
arihm arihm 7 years
faux pho
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i love that you can make this w/o the beef and maybe replace it with tofu and still have a really nice warm fall soup.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
My husband loves pho.
sumbum sumbum 7 years
Pho sho!! =) Loves it!
christie1 christie1 7 years
yum!! I will try it today or tomorrow...
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Looks Pho good! Maybe I will make it for my daughter tonight.
SweetSavant SweetSavant 7 years
I always go out to get Pho since it has always seemed kind of intimidating to make at home (i know, i'm a weirdo), but this recipe looks super easy, so I'll definitely be trying this! :]
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 7 years
I LOVE PHO!!! When my dad makes it, he cooks it in huge batches all day. It's the best on cold days or when you're not feeling well. I want some now!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I use beef broth, not chicken. which makes sense if your using beef in the dish right?
lisabarn lisabarn 7 years
This looks delicious and easy! I love pho so I have to give this a try.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Pho! I love this, especially when the beef is super rare. Never tried making it myself, though, so I guess I'll start with this recipe :D
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