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Pastrami Rub

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Home made pastrami
If you are interested in turning corned beef into pastrami this is the rub for you. Make sure it is rubbed into the meat really well before you place the beef into the smoker.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup/180 mL


  • 1/4 cup/60 mL kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL paprika
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL coriander seeds
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL white peppercorns
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced


Combine coriander seeds, peppercorns and mustard seeds in a spice grinder. Grind coarsely. Add in remaining ingredients and mix well. Rub is now ready to use. It may be stored, refrigerated in an airtight container.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious!, Member jates57

This rub is the best I've tried so far. My room-mate and I end every last little scrap. reubens like a New York deli!

26 out of 27 people found this helpful.

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