Pho is actually a very easy dish to make keto by simply swapping out the traditional noodles for shirataki noodles. Shirataki noodles, also known to many as “miracle noodles,” are made from the Japanese Konjac plant and are practically carb and calorie free. This is possible because these noodles are made up of 97 percent water and 3 percent soluble fiber, called glucomannan. They’re an amazing alternative to carb-heavy noodles or pasta and are extremely filling. The glucomannan does have a distinct scent but it can be easily washed away by rinsing them thoroughly before adding to your dish.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Egg Free, Nut Free, Paleo/Dairy Free
8ouncessirloin, very thinly sliced
3tablespoonscoconut oilor butter or ghee
2garlic cloves, minced
2tablespoonsliquid or coconut aminos
1teaspoonfreshly grated or ground ginger
8cupsBone Brothpage 240
47-ounce packages shirataki noodles, drained and rinsed
1tablespoontoasted sesame seeds(optional)
Place the sirloin in the freezer while you prepare the broth and other ingredients (about 15 to 20 minutes). This makes it easier to slice.
In a large pot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Then add the aminos, fish sauce, ginger, and bone broth. Bring to a boil.
Remove the beef from the freezer and slice it very thin.
Divide the noodles, beef, and bean sprouts evenly among 4 serving bowls. Carefully ladle 2 cups of the broth into each bowl. Cover the bowls with plates and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes to cook the meat.
Serve garnished with chopped scallion and sesame seeds, if using.
Recipe Tip: To add more flavor to the beef, marinate it the night before in a tablespoon each of coconut or liquid aminos, fish sauce, and spices of your choice.
Variation Tip: Feel free to change up the vegetables and condiments to add more variety. Some examples include sliced jalapeños, chili sauce, baby bok choy, kale, soft-boiled egg, basil, cilantro, or mint.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 Bowl): Calories: 385; Total Fat: 29g; Protein: 23g; Total Carbs: 8g; Fiber: 3.5g; Net Carbs: 4.5g