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Vietnamese Pho with Beef Marrow Bones

Hours of slow and steady simmering creates the beefy broth you've come to love from your favorite Pho restaurant.
Vietnamese Pho with Beef Marrow Bones

Servings : 4-6 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10 hours


  • 4 lbs marrow bones
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut in half
  • 5 2-inch slices of ginger
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 lb flank, sirloin or coulotte steak, cut into very thin slices
  • ½ lb dry rice noodles


  • Scallion
  • Cilantro
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Bean sprouts
  • Thai basil
  • Lime wedges
  • Sliced jalapeño
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Roast marrow bones at 400 degrees until they brown, about 15-20 minutes. Remove bones then roast onions until blackened, about 10 minutes.

Fill a stock pot with one gallon of water and place over medium heat. Add bones, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, fish sauce, and onions. Bring to a simmer for 5-10 hours. Adjust heat to retain a light simmer. Taste periodically and season with salt and pepper. Add more water if you want to dilute the flavor. Keep hot until ready to serve.

Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions.

Take a deep soup bowl and fill one-portion’s worth of noodles. Add several slices of thinly cut steak. Fill bowl with hot broth. Top with your choice of seasonings including cilantro, scallions, salt and pepper. Garnish with basil, bean sprouts, sriracha sauce, hoisin sauce, or lime juice, as desired.

Related cuts: Marrow Bones

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