THow to Make Pastrami - Homemade Pastrami Recipe

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Published on Feb 03, 2016

Pastrami in the united stated is typically made with beef brisket (although in other areas of the world other types of meat are used as well) that has been brined smoked and steamed. I find that the steaming doesn't add much to the final product, so I skip that last step.
A very important step in this process is to add enough curing salt to your brine. If enough curing salt isn't added the pastrami won't have that wonderful pink coloring.
Don't let the fact that you don't have a smoker keep you from trying this. Many deli's that make their own pastrami don't smoke their briskets after the curing process

Recipe for brine:
3 quarts of water
1 quart ice to chill heated brine
1/4 cup honey
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp pickling spice
1 Tbsp Coriander seeds
1 Tbsp Mustard seeds
5 minced garlic cloves
1 Cup Kosher salt
1/4 Cup curing salt (prague powder #1)

Rub Recipe:
1/4 Cup Ground Coriander
2 Tbsp Kosher Salt
2 Tbsp black pepper
2 Tbsp garlic powder
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 paprika

Information on the Curing Salt used:
Information on Slicing knife I used:

Video URL:
How to Make Pastrami - From Scratch
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  • Sonny Eymann - 3 days ago

    That is multiple times the correct amount of Pink Salt it docen't matter how it tastes. It is too much pink salt. Read on the side of the package. It is 1oz for 25lbs of combination of meat and brine. you used 7 lb of meat and if you also used 6 lbs of water that would be about a 1/2 oz of pink salt. Your recipe is approaching dangerous maybe not enough to make you seriously ill because there is a tolerance to the recommended dose. I am actually very surprised others have not pointed this out?

  • Dennis Scully - 5 days ago

    OK, I'm in. I have all the ingredients and will start the brine today. Will leave a comment next week when I do the cook. Thanks for the excellent video!

  • Jody Santos - 3 weeks ago

    u over cooked it

  • MyREDTAIL - 4 weeks ago

    You can use some store bought Corn Beef, to make it into Pastrami with out having to make any brine for it etc Much easier & faster etc.

  • Asher Hammerman - 1 month ago

    That's looks like a very good time.

  • N&Rs'foods kitchen - 1 month ago

    very good

  • WizardBartender - 2 months ago

    Naaa that’s not pastrami

  • MrRubencito313 - 3 months ago

    how would u recommend doing it in the oven?

  • Delizioso - 4 months ago

    Great video! Delicious 😊Thumbs up 👍🏼 Merry Christmas 🎄 and Happy New Year 🎄

  • Victor Celis E. - 4 months ago

    This guy in pijama, lol

  • ceewats - 4 months ago

    Damn that looks GOOD!!!

  • peshmerge44 - 6 months ago

    why is katz delicatessen curing it so long? they say 2 to 4 weeks for pastrami. and most recipes online have much shorter curing time. hmmm

  • Freddie Slaughter - 7 months ago

    Boy does that look good, thank you for sharing

  • Billy Burd - 7 months ago

    Couldn't turn off judge judy to make your video? Why are these yankee food videos ALL terrible? Ima show you how I do a food video.

  • Teal'c - 8 months ago

    It needs to be very salty I don't think it's too much. Real pastrami uses a lot of salt, back in the days they didn't have refrigerators and relied on copious amounts of salt along with smoking to preserve the meat.

  • bogipepper - 8 months ago


  • jalindar Bagankar - 8 months ago

    Please Don't killed Animal's,Birds and Fish because of Pastami...........................Pastami It means Lord Ganesha's Birth Date (Lord Shiv Shambho and Maa Parvati got in 19th Aug 2nd son of Lord Ganesha's,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and got 1st son of Lord Kartika's born in Dec dated of 26th...................................................................that's why all cristan peoples make celebrate Natal with Tiwnkle Tiwnkle little star's on the sky..............................................God Jesus is an live in each and every Tiwnkle Tiwnkle littls star's and all Moon activity followed from your's mind got one question,,,,,,,,,,,,,,means in Natal have 6 days, from 25th to 31st Dec and 1 day is comes Ramjan = 7 Days...............................................................Means 7th Graha's like Som,Mangal,Bhud,Guru,Shukra,Shani and Ravi.............these are 7 Graha's is followed from Lord Kartika's........................................................... So I Requested to all Human's Don't eat non-Veg Foods purpose of Searching 7th Graha's now present time Human's are got some knowledge about Moon 'I didn't mention word of "was" before word of born or Birth Date related to Lord Ganesha's and Lord Kartika's Birth Date in two times about my above Lesson because of I failed on Black Magic means today's Hindu celebration is an Pastami but same word is given from some Bad manner's is an Pastrami......................................Pastami is an Veg beside Pastrami is an non-Veg..................................................where is rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr or RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR That's why Don't make any Black magic words also Don't gone about our Nation India because here have near about 16 Languages Am from Marathi ................Shipper ed Boy (Hindu - Dhanger)

  • yes beautyizhername - 8 months ago

    Looks good , my only beef(no pun intended lol) u should have cut it against the grain, preserves even more of the flavor and juices that way js

  • Luke with an N - 8 months ago

    is it supposed to be that black? looks like a lump of charcoal on the outside honestly :P looks pretty good on the inside though not gonna lie!

  • Sam P. - 8 months ago

    Well Devil Dog, I used your recipe and made pastrami for the friends and family, yesterday. The whole 9, your ingredients, brined it for 5 days, leached it in cold water, afterwards, etc. It turned out... OUT OF THIS WORLD! My in-laws "acquired" half of it before they left. I doubled the recipe because I used a 13lb brisket. It came out perfect! Thank you "No Hippie"! And Semper Fi, brother!

  • Ron Wales - 9 months ago

    Looks delicious

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  • rockerdrake - 9 months ago

    jebes mater kad je covjek ovako debeo, ono sto kuha mora biti dobro. to je naucni zakon

  • Chris Pless - 10 months ago

    I have 2 1/2 pounds of Brisket, how long should I smoke for? 3 hours 180 and 2 hours at 255? Or same as what you said in the video even though you have 6 pounds. Seems like a dum ? But just wanted to see your thought. Thank you

  • Rob B - 10 months ago

    Hickory Represent!

  • Laura Pereira - 10 months ago

    Thanks for the video. PS.: Sorry for my english, because I'm Brazilian and I don't speak english very well.

  • Avi Meyer - 11 months ago

    "it's got that pastrami taste"

  • BigDanny - 11 months ago

    Stay away from pink salt

  • jeckle78 - 12 months ago

    I don't put it in plain water to draw salt away it's suppose to have a salty sour taste.

  • Hilleary Brown - 1 year ago

    watched your corned beef video, then watched this one, It is confirmed you are the real deal! you got another subscriber. Keep up the good work. Best wishes from New Mexico