Paleo Pho


Paleo Pho

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 d 1 hr
Servings: 4 servings


  • Slow Cooker



  • 1.5 kg beef soup bones
  • 1 bulb fennel halved
  • 4 star anise
  • 2 whole garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 white onion halved
  • 1 square inch fresh ginger sliced
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes optional
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 8-10 cups of water enough to cover bones


  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/2 cup broccoli sprouts
  • A few pieces of thinly sliced top sirloin or brisket
  • 1 tbsp green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 thin slice of white onion
  • Optional Cilantro if you are insane


  • On a large baking sheet, roast onion, fennel and bones for about half an hour or until all are very darkened.
  • Add all of the broth ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • Bring to a simmer on high heat and then set to low for 24 hours.
  • When it is done, strain the broth with a sieve or skimmer.
  • In a large bowl, spiralize zucchini.
  • Add broccoli sprouts, meat, green onion, and white onion.  Pour the broth over everything.
  • Serve with chopsticks and a soup spoon.

2 thoughts on “Paleo Pho

    1. Broccoli sprouts are really easy to find :P… go to any grocery store in the isle where they have fresh spices and packaged spinach and it’s usually hiding around the top shelf with radish sprouts and alfalfa sprouts, etc. You should try it! 😁

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