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Quick Beef Pho (Paleo)
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins

Quick Beef Pho Paleo. Quick Vietnamese Beef Pho with added Greens. Paleo Beef Pho.

Course: Soups
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Quick Beef Pho Paleo
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
4.75 from 4 votes
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 5 inch piece ginger root peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 large yellow onion divided
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick about 3 to 4 inches long
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 to 1 1/4 pounds pastured eye or round steak very thinly sliced (see NOTES)
  • 2 cups quick-cooking Asian greens cut into small pieces (see NOTES)
  • 12 ounce bag Bean Sprouts
  • 1 handful each of fresh basil leaves mint leaves and cilantro leaves
  • 1 red chile thinly sliced
  • 1 large lime cut into quarters
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
  • kosher salt as needed
  • Sriracha for serving
To Prepare
  1. Peel and smash garlic. Use a spoon (click here for a tutorial) to peel the ginger root and slice in half lengthwise.
  2. Leaving the skin on, halve the yellow onion. Add the half (with skin intact) to the pile of ginger and garlic and peel the remaining half and proceed to thinly slice. Set aside thinly sliced onion.

  3. Thinly slice partially frozen beef (see NOTES) and place covered in fridge until ready to eat.

  4. Clean Choy Sum and slice into bite-sized pieces. Place in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

  5. Grab a large serving plate, open bean sprouts and place in one section. Add fresh herb (basil, mint and cilantro) leaves, thinly sliced yellow onion, sliced red chile and quartered lime. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.[

To Cook:
  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat. Once hot, add coconut oil and then crushed garlic, peeled ginger and half of onion with skin intact cut side down.

  2. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes and toss in star anise and cinnamon stick. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, another 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Add in beef broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

  4. Right before serving, remove sliced beef, cut greens and condiment platter from fridge. Also, grab the Sriracha.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove onion, ginger, garlic and whole spices from broth (discard).

  6. Add fish sauce and coconut palm sugar to broth. Taste and adjust kosher salt if needed. Raise the heat and bring broth to a rapid boil. Have everyone assemble their Pho bowls and as soon as its boiling, ladle 2 cups over each bowl, serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Quick Beef Pho (Paleo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 2349mg102%
Potassium 652mg19%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1690IU34%
Vitamin C 51.9mg63%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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