I love this Beef Pho Bone Broth recipe, it uses spices that are not my norm. A nice change from my go to garlic and salt routine. This uses spices I rarely touch and the combination smells amazing. The combination will fill your house with the scent of cinnamon, anise, fennel, and more wonderfulness. Seems like strange spices for a soup, but it is so good.
I use my pre-made crockpot bone broth and then transfer the bone broth to a stock pot. From there I like to add roasted beef marrow bones and the spices. You do need to have pre-made bone broth. You can start out with just water. I use my pre-made bone broth for the health benefits.
Pho only needs to simmer for 2 hours to infuse the flavor of the spices into the broth. However for health benefits, much more nutrition is extracted from bones with a 48 hour low simmer. My crockpot bone broth recipe can be found here.
So when you are ready to make beef pho it’s your choice if you want to use water or a pre-made bone broth, both will taste great. I like to use marrow bones for beef pho soup. Though I will use joints too, if that’s what I have on hand. I like marrow because it adds alot of richness, flavor, and more nutrition.
If you enjoy pho, this pho beef bone broth recipe is a simple nourishing recipe packed with flavor. I love the freshness of pho too. After creating an amazing broth you add fresh raw ingredients, its truly one of my favorite soup. I hope you enjoy it too. It’s gluten free also!
Gluten Free Beef Pho Bone Broth Recipe
Beef Pho Bone Broth Soup
Exotic flavors and healing bone broth
- 6 quarts Water or bone broth
- 3 lbs Beef bones, approx 3 large marrow bones
- 1 stick Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Fennel Seeds
- 3 Cardamon pods
- 4 Star of Anise
- 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
- 1 tbsp Allspice Whole
- 2 inch Fresh Ginger
- 1/4 cup Fish Sauce
- 1 Large Onion, Quartered
- 1 lbs Beef, thinly sliced
- Optional Garnish Sliced bell pepper, fresh cilantro, fresh basil, lime wedge, bean sprouts, soy sauce or Braggs Aminos
Bake bones for about 20mins @ 350F. It's not necessary to use bone marrow, but they do add more flavor. Baking the bones first creates a terrific roasted flavor and loosens the marrow. Then remove and let cool. Once cool push marrow out of bones with a knife and add to your broth.
Bring approx. 6 quarts of water or premade bone broth to a low simmer. Bone broth is magically healing and nourishing. I prefer bone broth, but it will taste amazing with just water too! Transfer bones and marrow to broth. Add fish sauce.
Add all the spices. The spices are removed before serving. In a pinch, I have just thrown them in, but you will run across the occasional strong-tasting seed. It’s best to contain the spices in a pouch of some kind. Cheese cloth works well or a large tea infuser.
Add fresh ginger and onion. The onion can be chopped into quarter pieces, skinning is not necessary. Simmer on low for 2 hours
Then remove onions, ginger, bones, and herb pouch.
Add thinly sliced beef. Better quality cuts will be more tender, but I generally use whatever I have on hand. Add bean thread noodles too, these are optional and can be omitted if you are on an AIP style diet. Cook for about 3-5mins and remove from heat
This is one of my favorites and adds spice variety and exotic flavor to our monthly meal lineup. A great recipe for bone broth advocates too! Please let me know what you think of this beef pho bone broth recipe.