Easy Homemade Pastrami

Reader Review

"This made the best pastrami ever. Followed your directions and we had the best tasting pastrami ever."

4 lbs corned beef 4 tbs fresh coarsely ground black pepper 2 tbs coriander powder 1 tspn mustard powder 1 tbs light brown sugar 1 tbs smoked paprika 2 tspn garlic powder 2 tspn onion powder


Soak the corned beef to desalinate the meat ahead of time to make it less salty.

It ain't pretty, but it's a super important step....

Combine the black pepper, coriander, mustard, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in a bowl

2. Make the rub

Rub the corned beef with a thick layer of rub

3. Coat the beef

Smoke the meat until it reaches 190 degrees F internally

4. Smoke the Meat

Wrap in foil and allow to cool overnight in a temperature-controlled cooler or fridge

5. Cool completely

Steam until the slices are tender and heated through. This only takes a few minutes if you are doing a small portion or the whole pastrami can take a few hours

6. Steam the Pastrami!

Allow it to cool about 5 minutes before cutting into it. Slice into thin layers for the best bite.

7. Slice and Serve

You can use this recipe on a variety of things!  Sandwiches Nachos Mac and Cheese & MORE!

Reader Review

"Just got done with this, and it is amazing! Thanks so much!"

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