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Easy and Simple Traditional Vietnamese Beef Pho Soup

Beef Pho in a Bowl
Easy and Simple Traditional Vietnamese Beef Pho Soup
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This recipe was inspired by Heinen’s What’s for Dinner?, a weekly meal guide with simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions.

Spice things up this week with Beef Pho, a traditional Vietnamese soup, without spending hours in the kitchen. With a handful of simple ingredients, you can bring all the flavors of this classic Asian comfort food to the table in about 20 minutes.

Beef Pho

Beef Pho

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2-3


  • 1 (6-ounce) package Asian Gourmet Rice Sticks
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Heinen’s Beef Stir Fry Meat (about 2/3 pound)
  • 1 (26-ounce) carton Simply Asia Pho Beef Broth
  • 1 (5-ounce) package Organic Girl Baby Bok Cho
  • Sliced sweet peppers or jalapeños
  • Fresh basil or cilantro
  • Fresh lime juice


  1. Soak rice noodles in lukewarm water for 15 minutes; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add beef and brown for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in bok choy and continue to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it wilts. Stir in rice noodles.
  4. Serve pho in wide shallow bowls and top with sliced peppers or jalapeños, fresh herbs and a squeeze of lime juice.

Beef Pho

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By Carolyn Hodges
Carolyn is a mom of boys and culinary dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio. The Dinner Shift is dedicated to helping busy moms get dinner on the table after the weekday grind, however that is defined for you and yours.

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