Vietnamese Pho-Inspired Tomato Beef Soup (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

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Vietnamese Pho-Inspired Tomato Beef Soup (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

30 minutes
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef sirloin (chill in the freezer for 20-30 mins then slice into paper thin)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (chill in the freezer for 20-30 mins then slice into paper thin)
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (chill in the freezer for 20-30 mins then slice into paper thin)
  • 3 pieces fresh ginger (chill in the freezer for 20-30 mins then slice into paper thin)
  • 2 stalks scallions (chill in the freezer for 20-30 mins then slice into paper thin)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (chill in the freezer for 20-30 mins then slice into paper thin)
  • 1 1/2 whole lime zest
  • 1 1/2 whole lemon zest
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce (chill in the freezer for 20-30 mins then slice into paper thin)
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 medium tomatoes (chill in the freezer for 20-30 mins then slice into paper thin)
  • cilantro (for garnishing optional)
  • 1/2 lime juice (chill in the freezer for 20-30 mins then slice into paper thin)

Instructions

  • Thin slice the beef to paper thin and marinade the beef with ingredients under “beef marinade”.
  • Mix well and set aside in the fridge until ready to use.
  • You can also chill the steak in the freezer once it's more firm it'll be easier to slice.
  • Soup base: Heat 1 1/2 tbsp avocado oil in a wok/medium size soup pot.
  • When hot, lower the heat to medium.
  • Stir-fry “Aromatics (A)” group.
  • Season with a small pinch of salt.
  • Saute until fragrant about 1 ½ mins.
  • Add ingredients under “broth”.
  • Cover the pot with a lid.
  • Bring the broth to boil then lower the heat and simmer for about 5 mins.
  • Add thin sliced beef and simmer for about 15-30 seconds or until the beef slices turn slightly pink but not cooked through.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add ingredients under “Aromatics (B)”.
  • Taste and see if more lime juice is needed.
  • If your palate prefers stronger flavor, add another ½ tbsp coconut amino or salt.
  • Garnish with cilantro (optional) and green parts of scallion.
  • Serve hot and immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:43:47.

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