Roast Beef Pho Sandwich With Herbs, Sriracha + Hoisin

Pho Sandwich with Roast Beef, Sriracha and Hoisin
Grilled Cheese Social
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
2665 Calories
70g Fat
396g Carbs
122g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 2665
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70g 90%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 7056mg 307%
Total Carbohydrate 396g 144%
Dietary Fiber 38g 136%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 122g
Vitamin C 55mg 275%
Calcium 435mg 33%
Iron 33mg 185%
Potassium 4132mg 88%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pho is a classic Vietnamese soup that's packed full of complex Eastern flavors. Traditionally it's made with various cuts of beef boiled in an aromatic broth containing cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, ginger and charred onions. The resulting flavors create a perfect blend of sweet, savory, spicy, meat-y and herbacious notes that work beautifully together. 

This sandwich recipe, inspired by the infamous Pho #1 sub from Sunny and Annie's Deli in the East Village of New York City, packs all of those distinctive flavors into one perfectly portable sandwich. And who doesn't like pho on the go?

When making this sandwich, you'll see in the directions below that there are two different ways that you can serve it -- hot or cold. They are both totally mind blowing but we at The Spruce always say hot all day! And if you're a vegetarian, skip the beef and add extra avocado or smokey grilled tofu with hoisin sauce.


  • 1 (8-inch) French baguette

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha

  • 1/4 medium red onion, finely shaved

  • 1/2 large beefsteak tomato, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices

  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts

  • 1/2 avocado, sliced

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

  • 1/2 pound roast beef

  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Begin by slicing your baguette in half. Place the bread in the center of a large sheet of parchment paper. Smear one side with Sriracha and place the onions on the other side.

  2. Add tomatoes and avocado to the Sriracha side and add the sprouts to the red onion side.

  3. If you want the sandwich served cold, place the roast beef on top of the of the tomatoes and drizzle with all of the hoisin sauce.

  4. If you want the sandwich served hot, roughly chop the roast beef and throw it in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Let the roast beef cook for about 5 minutes or until it begins to brown and crisp up. Add in the hoisin sauce and toss to coat.

  5. Add the roast beef on top of the tomato/avocado side and top with cilantro and basil. 

  6. Carefully fold the sandwich together and tightly roll the sandwich in the parchment paper, tucking the sides underneath. Using a serrated knife, slice the sandwich down the middle. Either bake the sandwich at 375 for 15 minutes if you want it hot or serve it immediately if you want it cold.  


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