Healthy Pho - only the best ever

I have fallen {HARD} in love with Pho. We have this super yummy little Vietnamese place near our house and we find ourselves running down there all too often to grab a bite, but as usual, if I can find a way to recreate these delicious dishes, sign me up.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe! 

Ingredients

  • 64 ounces of organic beef broth, make your own HERE
  • 5 star of anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 pound round steak or sirloin steak, sliced paper thin
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers, sliced (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 large bunch of cilantro
  • 1 large lime, cut into wedges
  • 1-2 stalks scallions, trimmed and diced
  • 1 large avocado, peeled seeded and sliced
  • fresh mint (optional)
  • rice noodles

Instructions

  1. Add beef stock, star of anise, cinnamon to a large stock pot and bring to a low simmer
  2. Cook rice noodles according to package directions
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over thinly sliced beef.
  4. Remove star of anise an cinnamon from stock. Spoon stock into bowls and add thinly sliced beef and a serving of noodles.
  5. Top each bowl with desired vegetables and a squeeze of lime.
  6. Divide the broth between four to six large bowls, then add thinly sliced beef and desired amount of noodles.
  7. Top with bean sprouts, sliced jalapeΓ±os, fresh cilantro, mint, avocado and serve with lime wedges.
  8. Serve and Enjoy.