Fragrant Mexican Keto Pho – A perfect fusion

Fragrant Mexican Keto Pho – A perfect fusion
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My Fragrant Mexican Keto Pho will have you coming back again and again!

This is a fusion that is perfection.

Mexican and Vietnamese, a fabulous broth, fresh and fragrant, and beautiful textures.

It is no secret that I love my Mexican food, so why wouldn’t I have a go at making a soup with all the trimmings!  Making a pho just gives that added depth of flavour that gives you a true flavoursome soup that everyone will enjoy.

LCHF Mexican Pho

Pho Variations

Juts like I have had a play with cultural fusions, a pho can easily be changed to suit your own palate. If you want to make yours with fish, chicken, or vegetarian, all of them work beautifully!

Pho Origins

Pho originated in Northern Vietnam in the mid 1800s. Pho could be a Vietnamese adaptation of the French soup “pot au feu” a French beef stew. Pho refers to noodles not the actual broth itself, so for my version I had to use some konjak noodles as a keto substitute.  In a dish like a pho the konjak or shiratiki noodles work so well.  How does one pronounce “Pho” it sounds like fur or fuh.

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Mad Creations Mexican Pho #ketodiet #glutenfree #grainfree #Mexicanfood

Another variations that cannot be missed is my version of Phorritos!  A combination of Mexican and Vietnamese in the form of a Pho Burrito!  It sounds amazing and let me tell you even tastes more amazing.  Use my recipe for either the Cauliflower Wraps or Piadinas to wrap your phorrito.  You fill it with some protein and noodles, then fresh garnishes, wrap it and dunk it in a hot bowl of pho broth!  So good!

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Mad Creations Mexican Keto Pho
LCHF Mexican Pho
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs

Delicious Mexican Pho in every mouthful.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ketogenic diet, ketogenic soup
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Healthy Eating
  • 500 g beef neck bones
  • 500 g beef brisket
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cardamon pods split
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 1 guajillo chilli split
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 1 5cm ginger
  • 1 medium onion skin on, quartered
  • 200 g konjak flat noodles
  • Fillable teabags or 15cm square pierce of muslin and butchers twine
  • Coriander
  • 3 red Thai chillies
  • fresh mint
  • 1- 2 green onions sliced thinly
  • lime wedges
  • sriracha chilli sauce
  • 1 avocado diced
  • cherry tomatoes
  1. Add beef neck bones and brisket to large saucepan
  2. Cover with approximately 2/1/2 litres of water
  3. Bring to boil
  4. Boil for 15 minutes, remove scum with ladle as it rises to the top
  5. Whilst boiling the bones, start your spice mix in your mixer
  6. Into mixer add all spices, coriander, cumin, fennel, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, pepper, and guajillo chilli
  7. Cook 10 minutes / 100℃ / speed soft

  8. Remove cinnamon and star anise. Reserve for later.
  9. Blend remaining spices 20 seconds / speed 10
  10. Empty your spices, including reserved cinnamon quill and star anise to a tea bag or muslin square and tie up to secure spices inside
  11. Now grill your garlic, onion and garlic under a hot grill, until charred and blackened. This releases an intense flavour that adds to your Pho immensely.
  12. Add your spice bag, and charred garlic, ginger, and onion to your saucepan, and simmer for 4 hours[/timer].

  13. Now I would have loved to have cooked this all in the mixer for the whole time, but 2 things stopped me, size of the bowl, and time of the cook.
  14. The broth will be finished when it has reduced by half, and the brisket is soft and shreds easily.
  15. Strain directly into mixer through the rice basket.
  16. Place brisket into board and shred.
  17. Pick meat of the neck bones. This is succulent, from all the gelatin that has oozed into the broth
  18. Discard bones and solids from the broth, other than the brisket.
  19. This is where I leave the shredded brisket in the rice basket and keep the whole mixer overnight in the fridge.
  20. Next day
  21. Reheat Pho with Beef in rice basket, for 15 minutes / 100 degrees / reverse speed 1
  22. Prepare noodles according to instructions 
  23. Add small amount of noodles to serving bowl, add some shredded brisket, and pour in broth
  24. Top with your herbs, sriracha, diced avocado
  25. Squeeze with lime wedge
  26. Simply amazing!
Recipe Notes

You have to try the Phorritos... so good!

This broth can be made ahead and kept in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrition Facts
LCHF Mexican Pho
Amount Per Serving (1 serve)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 107mg 4%
Potassium 637mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 12.9%
Vitamin C 63.9%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 21.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mad Creations Mexican Keto Pho

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  1. Delicious fresh and fragrant. A beautiful pho!

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