Homemade Pastrami (From Scratch)

Homemade Pastrami (From Scratch)

Ingredients you'll need

Prepare pickling spice. Click the link below for the recipe.

Boil water, curing salt, pickling salt, sugar, garlic, and pickling seasoning.

Cool the liquid, then pour it over a brisket to brine for 5-10 days.

After brining, prepare the seasoning rub for the pastrami by toasting seeds and peppercorns.

Grind the seeds and peppercorns in a spice grinder.

Transfer to a bowl and combine with smoked paprika and brown sugar.

Cover the brisket with the seasoning rub.

Wrap in plastic wrap, and store in the fridge for 24 hours.

Unwrap and let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

Place on a preheated 250°F smoker.

Smoke until the internal temperature reaches 200°F.

Rest the brisket for 1 hour, then slice.

Make thin slices for sandwiches.

Then create THE BEST Hot Pastrami Sandwiches!

Click the link below for the recipe, tips and tricks, and how to make it in the oven, if you don't have a smoker!