Friday, February 8, 2013

Weight Watchers - Beef Pho

My husband and I have been eating Vietnamese food on the weekends but I figured it probably wasn't that great for us.  So I decided to try to find a healthy Weight Watchers Vietnamese recipe.  I discovered Beef Pho and I knew we had to try it.

For the recipe you will need:

2 tsp olive oil
1 cup uncooked onion, chopped
½ pound uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef
2 cup canned, beef broth, reduced-sodium
1 cinnamon stick
¼ tsp peppercorn, black, about 5 peppercorn
½ tsp table salt
8 oz packaged rice noodles, dried flat
2 medium uncooked scallions, chopped
1 cup uncooked bean sprouts, fresh
¼ cup cilantro, chopped, fresh

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 2 minutes, until soft. Add beef and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until browned on all sides. Add broth, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes. (Note: Star anise pods are added to traditional beef pho to help flavor the broth. Add and remove 1 to 2 star anise pods with the cinnamon stick and black peppercorns, if desired.)

  • Meanwhile, cook rice noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes, until just tender. Drain and transfer to individual shallow bowls.

  • Remove cinnamon stick and peppercorns from beef mixture. Using a slotted spoon, spoon beef and onion over noodles. Top beef with scallions, sprouts and cilantro. Ladle remaining broth over dishes and serve. Yields about 3/4 cup of beef and broth mixture and 3/4 cup of noodles per serving.
The Beef Pho was absolutely delicious and really filling.  It was only 8 points and worked perfectly to get my Vietnamese food fix. 

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