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Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Serves
4

Ingredients

8 cups
reduced sodium beef broth
2 L
4 star
anise
1
cinnamon stick, broken into 3 pieces
1
onion, quartered
1
large garlic clove, chopped
1 tbsp
chopped fresh ginger
15 mL
2 tbsp
soy sauce
30 mL
1 tbsp
fish sauce (optional)
15 mL
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lb
thin Asian-style rice noodles
250 g
1 lb
top sirloin or strip loin steak, cut into very thin slices
500 g
2
limes, cut into wedges
6
green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup
whole or coarsely chopped fresh basil, cilantro, or mint leaves, or a mix of all three
125 mL
Asian-style hot chili sauce to taste (or thinly sliced hot red chilies to taste)

Method

Step 1
Combine beef broth, star anise, cinnamon stick, onion, garlic and ginger in large saucepan; bring to boil then reduce heat to bare simmer for 30 min.
Step 2
Strain beef broth mixture into heatproof bowl; pour strained broth back into saucepan. Set over medium heat; mix in soy sauce and fish sauce, if using. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3
Fill second saucepan with water; bring to boil. Add rice noodles and cook until tender, about 45 sec. Drain noodles and divide among 4 large deep bowls.
Step 4
Add sliced raw beef to beef broth mixture (still on medium heat); cook about 2 min. until meat is pink just in middle; or to desired doneness. Ladle broth and meat over noodles. Serve with limes, green onion, basil, cilantro or mint and hot chili sauce to garnish.

Characteristics

Dinner Safeway

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/4 of the recipe):
Calories:
450
Saturated Fat:
4 g
Carbs:
56 g
Fibre:
3 g
Sugar:
5 g
Cholesterol:
60 mg
Protein:
30 g
Sodium:
700 mg