Finished my pastrami this weekend

Discussion in 'Beef' started by crankybuzzard, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    16 days ago I injected and then brined a brisket with Pop's famous solution, stuck it in the frig, flipped it after a week, took it out yesterday, let it dry a while, seasoned it up with Chef Jimmie's pastrami seasoning, and then stuck it in the smoker last night.



    Smoked at 220 until 6:30 this morning, IT was 180.



    I cut some of it off, chopped it up, and promptly made some corned beef hash and eggs!

    After the beast cooled down, I sliced it up and vac packed it into 4 ounce servings.


    I was gonna have a Reuben tonight, but after sampling corned beef, sausage, and smoked cheese all day, I'm stuffed! Reuben tomorrow.
     
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome. Lots of good eating there. Looking forward to the sammie.
     
  3. Dang that looks good
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job on the pastrami!!

    Looks delicious!!

    Al
     
  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great!!  I love the pastrami hash too!  Put my breakfast to shame!
     
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  6. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Wow that looks good. I've only cheated and made 'em from a store bought corn beef.
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    CB,That looks excellent !!!!![​IMG]
     
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks!

    It was VERY GOOD!



     
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  9. Dang Buddy, I wish I lived next door to you, I be over all the time  That looks great    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  10. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Man oh Man, that pastrami looks delicious!
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice thread CB, very nice. Oh man, I need to make some more pastrami ! :drool
     
  12. freiesleben

    freiesleben Meat Mopper

    Wow, that looks really good. Pastrami is next on my list of things to try :) 
     
  13. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking Pastrami, that's on my to do list 👍
     
  14. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like making it since it combines 3 things I love to do, cure, smoke, and EAT!

    The only drawback to making pastrami, or corned beef, is the amount of space it takes up in a frig while it cures.  Other than that, it's really a simple operation.
     
  15. dstar26t

    dstar26t Fire Starter

    Looks yummy!  Did you steam it before making the sandwich?  Is it tender enough cooked to just 180F IT?  I'm cooking one this weekend and was planning on smoking/cooking it to 160F IT then steaming it in the oven until tender.  I used Chef J's spice mix in the brine...very excited.
     
  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    ​CB don't know how I missed this I seen the sandwich and posted on it.I did enjoy making my first awhile back.Thanks again for the recipes 

    Richie

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  17. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have been thinking about Pastrami for days & now I see this?? [​IMG]

    Love the close up of the seasoning. Care to share Chef's rub?
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking pastrami and sandwich, CB.

    Points for making me hungry!

    Disco
     
  19. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I slice it very thin across the grain, so it's pretty easy to bite and chew.

    I've steamed in the past, but we like it this way.
     
  20. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sure. Since he posted it on here before, it should be ok.

    2 Tbs turbinado sugar
    2 Tbs black peppercorns
    1 Tbs coriander seed
    1 Tbs dill seed
    1 Tbs dry minced onion
    1 Tbs dry minced garlic
    1 tsp all spice berries
    1 tsp mustard seed
    1 tsp dry thyme leaves
    3 bay leaves crumbled

    With the exception of the sugar, garlic, and onion, I put all ingredients into my coffee grinder and pulsed until I got a nice mix. Then mixed it ALL together and rubbed.
     

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