Top this popular Vietnamese dish with thinly sliced beef, red onion, cilantro, limes, spiralized zucchini and/or rice noodles.
Roast the bones and spices
Separate the meat from short rib bones. In base of MicroPro® Grill, place beef bones, onion, ginger, cinnamon stick and star anise. Cover in grill position and microwave at full power for 15 minutes or until charred and caramelized.
Make the broth
At the end of cooking time, deglaze by adding water and scraping all food and veggie pieces from base of MicroPro® Grill. Transfer everything to 1-qt./1 L Micro Pitcher and cover in “open” position (cover sideways). Microwave on full power for 10 minutes. At the end of cooking time, strain broth and discard veggies, bones and spices.
Finish it off
To the finished broth, add remaining sauces and stir to combine. Distribute into two bowls and serve with toppings* of choice. Serve hot.
*Thinly cut beef can be seared before adding as a topping or if cut thinly enough it will cook within the broth. The broth must be 200° F/94° C for the meat to cook.