Last week we went to my brother’s house for a BBQ. Don just got a new smoker and he cooked up some excellent pulled pork and six racks of baby back ribs. As we were talking, I told my brother that I had some pastrami curing at home and that I’d be smoking it this weekend… that’s when my inspiration struck! I told him I would be making pulled pastrami sandwiches.
These sandwiches turned out awesome – every bit as good as I imagined! The meat turned out very tender… perfect for a sandwich. We will definitely be cooking this again and you should too. (You won’t regret it!)
Of course, you have to start by curing some pastrami. I started with my recipe for Tri Tip Pastrami. It’s not difficult, but it takes a week to cure, so plan ahead! Follow the recipe, including the 1.5 to 2 hours in the smoker.
Notice that we had to sample a bit once it was smoked. Great stuff!
Place the meat in a pan and add 1 to 2 cups of water (or get creative… beer? ) cover pan tightly with aluminum foil and place in oven @350f for half hour, then reduce temperature to 250 for 2 hours.
That’s it! I made my sandwich with a slice of Swiss cheese and topped it with homemade 1000 island dressing on a super fresh, (unfortunately store bought) hamburger bun.
I do hope that you will give this a try!