Smoked & Steamed Homemade Pastrami

Ever wanted to try making your own homemade pastrami?

This recipe uses corned beef for a shortcut to homemade delicious pastrami! So good, you’ll eat it without bread.


– Corned beef – Black pepper – Coriander powder – Mustard powder – Light brown sugar – Smoked paprika – Garlic powder – Onion powder


Two nights before ready to smoke: place the corned beef in a large pot of cold water and place in the fridge to draw out excess salt.

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

Remove the corned beef from the water and pat dry. Rub the corned beef with a thick layer of rub, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to cook: prep wood chips by soaking in water at least 2 hours. Prep smoker for 225 degrees F.

Add water to the water pan and let the corned beef sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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