Keto zoodle pot beef pho

Keto zoodle pot beef pho

Instant Pot beef pho is the perfect meal on a cold day, when you have a cold, or you just want something warm and comforting. This fragrant Vietnamese zoodle soup is highly rewarding and can be prepared in just minutes in comparison to the traditional recipe.

Keto zoodle pot beef pho

Instant Pot beef pho is the perfect meal on a cold day, when you have a cold, or you just want something warm and comforting. This fragrant Vietnamese zoodle soup is highly rewarding and can be prepared in just minutes in comparison to the traditional recipe.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Beef broth
  • 6 cups 1.4 liters beef broth
  • 1 oz. (413 tbsp) 28 g (65 ml) scallion, thinly slicedscallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp , finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 2 star anise, whole
  • 1 1 cinnamon stickcinnamon sticks
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
For serving
  • 7 oz. 200 g zucchini, spiralized, divided equally
  • 1 lb 450 g boneless, top sirloin steak, sliced 1/4" (.5 cm) thick by 2" (5 cm) long, divided equally (See Tip)
  • 1 1 lime, cut into wedgeslimes, cut into wedges
  • 1 1 red chili pepper, seeded and sliced width-wisered chili peppers, seeded and sliced width-wise
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp finely chopped, fresh cilantro
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Instructions

Instant Pot (pressure cooker) method

Beef broth
  1. Add the beef broth, scallions, ginger, fish sauce, star anise, cinnamon stick, salt, and black pepper into a 6-quart Instant Pot bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Seal the lid, press Pressure Cook or Manual, and set the timer for 20 minutes (see Tip). When done, turn the valve to the venting position, to quickly release pressure.
  3. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl, and strain the solid ingredients from the broth. Return the broth to the Instant Pot bowl, uncovered, and bring to a boil using the Sauté/Normal temperature button. Meanwhile, prepare the soup bowls.
  4. For serving
  5. Place the zucchini noodles in the soup bowls, and nestle the sirloin strips in between the noodles. Ladle the boiling broth over each portion, and let sit for 1 - 2 minutes, while the meat cooks and the noodles become tender.
  6. Garnish with lime wedges, chili pepper rings, and cilantro.
  7. Slow-cooker method

    Beef broth
  8. Add the beef broth, scallions, ginger, fish sauce, star anise, cinnamon stick, salt, and black pepper into a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  9. Cover, and cook on high for 4 - 5 hours, or on low for 6 - 8 hours. When done, place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl, and strain the solid ingredients from the broth. Pour the broth into a large saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, prepare the soup bowls.
  10. For serving
  11. Place the zucchini noodles in the soup bowls, and nestle the sirloin strips in between the noodles.  Ladle the boiling broth over each portion, and let sit for 1 - 2 minutes, while the meat cooks and the noodles become tender.
  12. Garnish with lime wedges, chili pepper rings, and cilantro.

Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, timer:

After the timer is set, the cooker will begin to preheat and build pressure (this time, is in addition to the recipe cook time). When optimal pressure is reached, the timer will then start for the cooking cycle.

Trick for cutting Sirloin steak

Place the wrapped steak in the freezer, for 20 - 30 minutes. Remove, and slice thinly against the grain. Wrap, and refrigerate until recipe time.

Instant Pot, slow cooker method

If the pressure cooker lid is being used instead of a glass lid, ensure that the steam release handle is turned to the Venting position.

Storage

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to a month. To reheat, place in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until heated through.

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3 comments

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  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Thank you for pointing that out. It has been corrected to jump to step 3.
  3. Marie-josee
    They sell pho broth. Could I use and skip most of the ingredients?
    Reply: #4
  4. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    They sell pho broth. Could I use and skip most of the ingredients?

    If you enjoy the taste and the ingredients fit with your lifestyle you could use it. You might find an improved or different flavor with the homemade version.

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