clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Instant Pot Beef Pho (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x


  • 3 lbs beef bones (soup bones, marrow bones, joint bones, etc.)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 23 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 thumb ginger, roughly chopped
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 23 pieces star anise (omit for AIP)
  • 2 cloves (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 89 cups water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 lb sirloin steak, sliced
  • 3 cups daikon radish, spiralized (using spiralizer like this )
  • 1 large head of bok choy, chopped
  • 1 bunch thai basil
  • 1/2 cup radish sprouts
  • 1 cup mung bean spouts (if tolerated… not AIP)
  • 23 limes, sliced
  • 45 green onions, sliced


  1. Set the oven to broil and prepare a baking sheet
  2. Place the bones, onion, ginger and carrot under the broiler for 8-10 minutes
  3. Remove from the broiler and set aside
  4. Set the instant pot to sauté and add in the cinnamon, clove, star anise, and ginger and saute for 2-3 minutes
  5. Turn off the sauté function and place the bones, onion, and carrot into the instant pot
  6. Cover the bones with water, and pour in the coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar and salt
  7. Place the lid on the instant and cook at high pressure for 45 minutes, allowing the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes
  8. Once the broth is finished, strain it through a fine strainer and set aside in a bowl
  9. Set the instant pot to sauté and melt 1 tbsp coconut oil
  10. Add in the sirloin steak and cook until no longer pink
  11. Leave the instant pot on sauté and pour the broth back in
  12. Stir in the radish noodles and bok choy and allow to soften for 4-5 minutes
  13. Turn off the instant pot and serve the pho in bowls with the add ins


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 191
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.7g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Protein: 22.4g