Instant Pot Bo Kho

Clear soup with beef steak, carrot cubes and chopped onion in a black bowl

This delicious Instant Pot Bo Kho recipe is prepared for hearty and fragrant comfort food!

Instant Pot Bo Kho is a dump-and-go recipe.

Clear soup with beef shank, carrot cubes and chopped onion in a black bowl

Toss all the ingredients in the Instant Pot for this Vietnamese beef stew.

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What is Bo Kho?

Bo Kho is a traditional Vietnamese recipe that is made with beef, a bunch of vegetables, tomato paste, lemongrass, star anise, ginger, and garlic.

Where the main ingredient is savory Vietnamese spices.

Which vegetables should I use?

This recipe typically has potatoes and carrots only, but you can add other veggies as well. You can try:

Mushrooms

Sweet Potatoes

Bell peppers

Can I make thick Bo Kho?

The Vietnamese Instant Pot Bo Kho is not really thick by origin.

If you would like yours to be thickened then you can make a roux.

To make a roux just mix  2 tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoon of flour and add it to the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Bo Kho

How to serve?

Garnish with:

Fresh Cilantro

Basil leaves

Squeezed lemon

Chopped green chili

You can also add egg noodles for a complete meal.

Can I store the leftovers?

Well, you won't have leftovers for sure.

Instant Pot Bo Kho can be stored in the fridge or freezer to eat later.

Keep in an airtight container and store for up to 4 days in the fridge and several months in the freezer.

How to make

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Bo Kho

Marinate beef shank with salt and black pepper.

Instant Pot Bo Kho

Saute the instant pot for 7 minutes, add olive oil, and marinated beef.

Instant Pot Bo Kho

Once the beef turns brownish, dish out.

Instant Pot Bo Kho

Add chopped onion, shallot, garlic, ginger, star anise, lemongrass, star anise, bay leaves, cinnamon, fennel seeds, and, mix.

Add chicken stock, soy sauce, fish sauce, tomato paste, carrots, and cooked beef.

Instant Pot Bo Kho

Set the pot to high pressure for 20 minutes.

Do a quick release.

Instant Pot Bo Kho

Dish out.

Instant Pot Bo Kho

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Clear soup with beef steak, carrot cubes and chopped onion in a black bowl

Instant Pot Bo Kho

A delicious and hearty Vietnamese stew packed with tender beef chunks and aromatic seasonings.
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: beef, BEEF SHANKS, beef soup, Instant Pot Bo Kho
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 lb beef shank cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 carrot chopped
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 stalk lemongrass
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste

Instructions

  • Season the beef shank with salt and black pepper.
  • Press "saute" for 7 minutes and add olive oil.
  • Add beef and saute until brown.
  • Take out the beef and keep aside.
  • Add onion and shallot and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add garlic, ginger, star anise, lemongrass, star anise, bay leaves, cinnamon, fennel seeds and stir well.
  • Add chicken stock, soy sauce, fish sauce, tomato paste, carrots, and cooked beef and mix well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick release.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 1206kcal Carbohydrates: 70g Protein: 138g Fat: 41g Saturated Fat: 10g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Monounsaturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 223mg Sodium: 4917mg Potassium: 4177mg Fiber: 12g Sugar: 25g Vitamin A: 21177IU Vitamin C: 33mg Calcium: 342mg Iron: 22mg

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