Beef Brisket Pho | Easy Low Carb Recipe

A deliciously fragrant Beef Brisket Pho recipe that is so easy to make at home.
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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

It’s easy -it might take a bit of cooking time but really the meal prep is easy!

It’s deliciously low carb – this low carb pho recipe is perfect for the keto diet. Made with broth, spices and beef it is naturally low in carbs. The simple swap of noodles keeps it lower in carbs and healthier for you.

Pho Origins

Pho originated in Northern Vietnam in the mid-1800s. Pho could be a Vietnamese adaptation of the French soup “pot au feua French beef stew.

Pho refers to noodles, not the actual broth itself. So, for my version, I had to use some konjak noodles as a keto substitute. In a dish like a pho the konjak or shiratiki noodles work so well. Or you could use my Keto Pasta recipe. Cut it as thick or thin and just add to the pho soup when ready.

How does one pronounce “Pho” it sounds like fur or fuh.

Garnishes are absolutely what makes a great pho recipe! I love to add some sliced chilli, fresh mint and coriander and some bean sprouts. Honestly, though just add whatever you love.

A bowl of pho on a hessian sack.

Keto Pho Ingredients

A great pho should have a nice clear consommé. The flavours should be rich and layered. Simmering bones and meat to create the broth and garnishing with spice, herbs and crunchy bits. This beef brisket pho has all the fresh, zesty, spiced flavours you would love in Vietnamese pho.

For the broth, I have used beef neck bones and brisket. You can of course use any beef bones you prefer. The neck bones just add more delicious collagen to the pho.

Spices – I have added a lot of spices into the pho. The guajillo gives the soup a rich smokey, almost raisin flavour without adding heat to the soup.

LCHF Mexican Pho

How to Make Phorritos!

Another variation that cannot be missed is my version of Mexican Keto Pho – Phorritos!  A combination of Mexican and Vietnamese in the form of a Pho Burrito!  It sounds amazing and let me tell you even tastes more amazing.

So, the idea is to fill a keto wrap with the pho filling then dip it in your broth. It is so good trust me.

Use my recipe for either the Keto Tortillas or Keto Wraps to make a phorrito.

Or we have the amazing Mad Creations Keto Soft Wraps to make the perfect keto burrito. These keto wraps are so much like the real thing!

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Mexican Keto Pho in a bowl on a wood backdrop

Beef Brisket Pho

A delicious and easy beef brisket Pho in every mouthful. So easy, fragrant and spicy in every mouthful.
5 from 3 votes!
Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 5 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
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Servings: 10 serves
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Ingredients

  • 500 g beef neck bones or beef soup bones
  • 500 g beef brisket
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cardamon pods split
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 1 guajillo chilli split
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 1 5cm ginger
  • 1 medium onion skin on, quartered
  • 200 g konjak flat noodles
  • Fillable teabags or 15cm square pierce of muslin and butchers twine

garnishes

  • Coriander
  • 3 red Thai chillies
  • fresh mint
  • 1- 2 green onions sliced thinly
  • lime wedges
  • sriracha chilli sauce
  • 1 avocado diced
  • cherry tomatoes

Instructions

THERMAL METHOD

  • Cover beef neck bones and brisket with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes, remove scum with ladle as it rises to the top
  • Add coriander, cumin, fennel, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, pepper, and guajillo chilli and heat 10 minutes / 100℃ / speed stir. Remove cinnamon and star anise. Reserve for later.
  • Blend remaining spices 20 seconds / speed 10. Empty spices, including reserved cinnamon quill and star anise to a tea bag or muslin square and tie up to secure spices inside
  • Grill garlic, ginger and onion under a hot grill, until charred and blackened. This releases an intense flavour that adds to your Pho immensely.
  • Add spice bag, and charred garlic, ginger, and onion to pho, and simmer for 4 hours[/timer].
  • Now I would have loved to have cooked this all in the mixer for the whole time, but 2 things stopped me, size of the bowl, and time of the cook.
  • The broth will be finished when it has reduced by half, and the brisket is soft and shreds easily. Strain directly into mixer through the rice basket. Shred brisket and remove any meat from the beef bones.
  • This is where I leave the shredded brisket in the rice basket and keep the whole mixer overnight in the fridge.
  • Reheat Pho with beef in rice basket, for 15 minutes / 100 degrees / reverse speed 1
  • Add small amount of noodles to serving bowl, add some shredded brisket, and pour in broth. Top with your herbs, sriracha, avocado and lime juice. Serve

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Cover beef neck bones and brisket with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes, remove scum with ladle as it rises to the top
  • Dry fry coriander, cumin, fennel, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, pepper, and guajillo chilli. Remove cinnamon and star anise. Reserve for later.
  • Blend spices until finely blended. Empty spices, including reserved cinnamon quill and star anise to a tea bag or muslin square and tie up to secure spices inside
  • Grill garlic, ginger and onion under a hot grill, until charred and blackened. This releases an intense flavour that adds to your Pho immensely.
  • Add spice bag, and charred garlic, ginger, and onion to pho. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for until reduced by half. Approximately 2-3 hours. Shred brisket and remove any meat from the beef bones.
  • Add small amount of noodles to serving bowl, add some shredded brisket, and pour in broth. Top with your herbs, sriracha, avocado and lime juice. Serve

Notes

You have to try the Phorritos… so good!
This broth can be made ahead and kept in the fridge or freezer.

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 23.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.7mg | Net Carbs: 4g
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