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Pho Bone Broth

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Pho is one of my absolute favorite foods. I love the variety of flavors and the warming spices. It’s filling and can be very nutritious when it’s made with properly prepared bone broth.

Bone broth is healing and has a myriad of health benefits including:

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Immunity boosting

  • Strengthens bones, nails & teeth

  • Alleviates common cold

  • Helps normalize stomach acid

  • Improves arthritis & joint pain

When I start to hear about people getting colds in our area I always make sure we start a batch of bone broth.

Bones are inexpensive and can be found at any butcher or in some grocery stores. We like to use bones that are sourced from grass fed cows. You can also use chicken bones for this recipe. It will have a lighter color and a slightly milder flavor but both options are delicious.

Pho Bone Broth

3 large star anise 10 cloves  1 stick of cinnamon 1 tsp fennel seed 1 medium ginger root 2 Shallots (or 1 medium Onion) 8 cloves of garlic 2 lbs beef bones 2 T vinegar fish sauce hoisin sauce

  1. Roast your bones @ 400 for 30 mins, remove and add to instant pot.

  2. Roast shallots and ginger for 5 mins, remove and add to instant pot.

  3. Roast spices until fragrant, about 5 min, add to instant pot.

  4. Add vinegar and raw garlic cloves.

  5. Fill the basin with water, to the max line.

  6. Select broth setting on instant pot and set for 4 hours.

  7. Strain broth and season with fish sauce and hoisin. I would recommend starting with 2 T of each at first, tasting as you go to get the desired flavor.

Beef Pho

Pho Bone Broth

1 pkg thin rice noodles

10 oz thinly sliced beef


bean sprouts or thinly sliced cabbage

thinly sliced white onion



  1. Soak rice noodles in warm water until flexible, approximately 20 minutes.

  2. Heat bone broth in a large stock pot until very hot.

  3. Add rice noodles and stir until rice noodles are cooked through, approximately 5 minutes.

  4. Pour into individual bowls.

  5. Top with thin slices of beef, bean sprouts or cabbage, thinly sliced onions, basil, cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

  6. Additional condiments may also include hoisin, sriracha, chili paste or jalapeños.

I hope you enjoy making pho at home. Please share this recipe and tag me in your creations @traditionallyterra.

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