Pumpkin Beef Shank Soup

October 16, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Pumpkin Beef Shank Soup

Pumpkin Beef Shank Soup, a delightful and simple dish, offers an easy-to-make yet flavorful addition to Khmer family meals. This wholesome soup combines the richness of beef shanks with the earthy sweetness of pumpkin, creating a comforting and healthy option that is commonly enjoyed in Khmer households.

The recipe involves placing beef shanks in a large soup pot along with chopped yellow onion, celery, salt, and water. The mixture is cooked until the beef shanks become tender, infusing the broth with meaty flavors. Once the beef reaches the desired tenderness, bite-sized cubes of peeled pumpkin are added to the pot, allowing them to cook until tender and contributing their unique sweetness to the soup.

The seasoning process involves adding fish sauce, sugar, and black pepper to create a well-balanced and savory broth. Topping the soup with chopped green onions adds a fresh and aromatic touch, enhancing both the visual appeal and overall flavor profile of the dish. This Pumpkin Beef Shank Soup is best enjoyed hot and served with rice, providing a wholesome and satisfying meal that epitomizes the simplicity and healthful qualities of traditional Khmer cuisine.

With its minimal yet wholesome ingredients, this soup stands as a testament to the idea that delicious and nourishing meals can be easily prepared at home. The Pumpkin Beef Shank Soup is a testament to the tradition of creating comforting and delightful dishes that bring families together around a shared and delicious dining experience.


1 lb (450 gram) of beef shanks, approx 2 pieces
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 teaspoon of salt
6 cups of water
1-1/2 Pumpkin, peeled and cut bite sizes cubes
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
3 Stalks green onion, chopped

Directions to make Pumpkin Beef shank soup

  1. Put beef shanks with yellow onion, celery, salt and water in a large soup pot, cook till meat tender.
  2. Add pumpkin, cook till pumpkin tender.
  3. Seasoning soup with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.
  4. Top with green onion.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Beef and Potato Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 693

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏58g 21%
Cholesterol ‏177mg 59%
Total Fat ‏15g 19%
Saturated Fat ‏6g 30%
Unsaturated Fat ‏-1g
Dietary Fiber ‏5g 18%
Protein ‏86g 172%
Sodium ‏2159mg 94%
Sugars ‏15g 30%


30 min


30 min




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