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No need to reserve this soul-warming Asian soup for restaurant visits and takeout trips. Use a pressure cooker to make the best homemade pho recipe ever.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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115 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler. Rinse the beef bones and the brisket under cold water; set brisket aside. In a 15x10x1-inch baking pan arrrange beef bones, onion, ginger, and garlic. Broil about 6 inches from heat about 10 minutes or until charred all over, turning once.

  • Meanwhile, set an electric 6-quart pressure cooker to sauté mode. Add cinnamon, peppercorns, coriander seeds, star anise, and cardamom pod. Toast 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Once spices are fragrant, add charred bones and aromatics, brisket, water, fish sauce, salt, and sugar. Seal and cook at high pressure 30 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally.

  • Remove lid. Carefully remove bones and brisket (discard bones; shred brisket and chill up to 4 days for another use). Strain the broth into a large saucepan; discard solids. Bring broth to boiling.

  • Place cooked noodles in a large bowl. Top with raw steak slices. Ladle desired amount of hot broth*** over meat and noodles to cover (the heat of the broth will cook the meat). Cover and let stand until serving. Garnish with desired veggie topper and season to taste.


*For an easier way to flavor your both, you can use pho flavoring packets sold at your local Asian market. No need to toast, just add in pressure cooker the same time as the water.


**Freeze the sirloin for 30 minutes to make very thin slices easier.


***Store any remaining broth in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 48mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 48g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 5g; protein 21g; vitamin a 1361.7IU; vitamin c 13.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 4.7mg; vitamin b6 0.6mg; folate 29.9mcg; vitamin b12 2.1mcg; sodium 1193mg; potassium 459mg; calcium 62mg; iron 3.1mg.