Easy Homemade Pastrami Recipe

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Elizabeth Published: January 20, 2021 Modified: July 21, 2021
Easy Homemade Pastrami Recipe

How To Make Easy Homemade Pastrami

Learn how to make this easy homemade pastrami that captures the tenderness and the fullness of flavor. It’s perfect for sandwiches and barbecues.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes



  • 5lbsraw corned beef,in a package in your meat department
  • ½cupbrown sugar
  • ¼cupblack peppercorns
  • ¼cupcoriander seeds
  • ½cupwater


  1. Soak the corned beef in a bowl of water with the accompanying spice packet and brown sugar for 24 hours.

  2. Using a coffee grinder, add the peppercorns and coriander and grind until coarsely chopped, like a very coarse pepper mill would create.

  3. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

  4. Mix the pepper and coriander seeds on a large plate

  5. Dry off the meat once soaked and roll it in the spice mixture.

  6. Place onto a rack if desired.

  7. Cook for 3 hours, pour in a half cup of water, then cover with foil and cook and additional half an hour.

  8. Wait for the meat to cool in the refrigerator, then slice thinly or use a deli slicer for even thinner cuts.

  9. If desired you can steam before adding to your sandwich.


  • Calories: 407.91kcal
  • Fat: 28.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.99g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.58g
  • Fiber: 1.28g
  • Sugar: 5.88g
  • Protein: 28.20g
  • Cholesterol: 102.06mg
  • Sodium: 2303.22mg
  • Calcium: 40.55mg
  • Potassium: 621.04mg
  • Iron: 3.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 51.38mg
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