10 minPrep Time
50 minCook Time
1 hrTotal Time
- 1 large onion, halved and sliced into 1” slices
- 4” piece of fresh ginger, sliced in half lengthwise
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 pounds beef roast cut into 2” cubes or short ribs
- 6 cups beef broth
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 whole star anise
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 Tablespoon fish sauce, more if desired
- 12 ounces Bahn Pho (flat rice) noodles
- 1/2 pound thinly sliced beef sirloin steak
- Bean sprouts
- Fresh Thai basil leaves
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- Jalapeno, sliced
- Lime wedge
- Sriracha, Hoisin sauce, or Sambal (Chile paste)
- With the cooker’s lid off, turn your Insta Pot to Saute/High and add avocado oil.
- While oil is heating up, instead cloves into onion slices so they will be easier to remove later.
- Add onion and ginger root to the oil and saute until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir often.
- Season cubed beef roast or short ribs with salt and pepper.
- Add seasoned beef to the pot and brown the meat on all sides.
- Add beef broth to deglaze the pot.
- Stir in water, cinnamon sticks, and whole star anise to the pot.
- Put the lid onto your Insta Pot and lock in place.
- Select the Meat/Stew button on the Insta Pot and set timer for 40 minutes.
- Allow the cooker to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes before doing a quick release.
- Remove cooker’s lid and stir in fish sauce.
- Remove spices, onion slices, and bones (if any). Strain broth through cheesecloth or fine strainer.
- If there is excess fat/oil, you can skim it off now.
- Cook your rice noodles to package directions and drain. Set aside.
- Divide noodles amount 4-6 serving bowls.
- Top with sirloin steak, cilantro, and basil.
- Ladle hot broth over the noodles.
- Allow to sit for 1-2 minutes, until the beef is partially cooked and no longer pink.
- Serve with bean sprouts, additional Thai basil, cilantro, lime wedges, sliced jalapeños, Hoisin, and/or Chile sauce on the side.
Favorite Things Shown in this post : (No one paid us to write this. I just love this stuff)
- I have the Instant Pot 6 in 1 programmable 6 quart, electric pressure cooker. This is the one without the yogurt maker. We love our Stonyfield yogurt, so I saved a little money not getting that feature.
- Textured Ramen Chopsticks – When you eat noodles, they are a god-send. The ribbed tips on these chopsticks make eating noodles SOOOO much easier.
- Kids Learning Chopsticks (not shown) – Since I mentioned the textured above, I wanted to mention these. When my kids were learning to use chopsticks, we got these from Amazon. They helped them learn finger placement and mechanics. You can also convert any pair of chopsticks with this chopstick helper.
To complete your meal, make these Vietnamese Spring Rolls with many of the same ingredients as the soup.
Are you an Instant Pot lover yet? If you are, what are some of your favorite things to cook in it? Share with me in the comments below. Since I’m still new to mine, I’d love to hear what you do.