Homemade Pastrami

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You may think making pastrami at home requires a complicated cooking process, but we assure you it’s not as intimidating as it seems. We sure you’re familiar with the meaty, salty goodness of smoked pastrami. Unfortunately, we don’t have a smoker (and we’re guessing you don’t either). We did discover a wonderful tidbit: you can make pastrami with a pressure cooker! Read on to learn how!


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Pressure Cooker Pastrami:

Creating pastrami would require advance planning but it is so worth it. For complete list of ingredients, please head to ePressureCooker.com.

Remove corned beef from its package and dispose brine and seasoning packet. Rinse the beed under cold water. Place the beef with the fat side up in your pressure cooker. Add in 1 cup of water and trivet. Cook the beef at high pressure, about 10 PSI, for about 45 minutes using the Natural Release mode. Never ever force the release of pressure. When the pressure has been released naturally, you should turn off the unit then remove its lid. Let the meat to cool down for 20 minutes or so. After that, remove the meat from the liquid. Trim off the fat cap. Using a paper towel, pat the beef dry. Coat the beef with cooking oil. Mix all of the spices. After that, rub the resulting spice mix on the oiled surface of the beef. Using a plastic wrap, cover the crusted meat. Place any excess spices in the sides of the meat. Wrap the meat tightly using cling wrap. Place in refrigerator and refrigerate it one night to a few days. Few hours before you serve it, allow the meat to sit at room temperature for about an hour. After that, remove the beef from plastic wrap and put it in a tin foil top sheet. Fold the back and front side over the meat. Get another layer of foil sheet and repeat the process. Place beef in a casserole dish with its fat cap on top. Cook the beef in an oven at 250°F for about an hour. Allow to cool down for 10 to 15 minutes before you slice it. Slice it thinly, going against the meat’s grain. Recipe from ePressureCooker.com.

Top 5 Pastrami Recipes

We all know that corned beef is delicious but a smoked corned beef? That will surely taste like heaven! Once you have prepared your pressure cooker homemade pastrami as mentioned above, here are some of the recipes that you may want to try.

French Dip Pastrami Sandwich

Are you thinking of having a gourmet beef sandwich for snacks? Well, this pastrami sandwich is just what you need. This is a cheesy, juicy and tasty sandwich loaded with tender pastrami and delicious mushrooms wrapped in a toasted hoagie roll. To make it more delicious, you can dip it in au jus or broth. It may seem like a simple sandwich but its has gourmet written all over it. For full list of ingredients and instructions, pay a visit to Natasha’s Kitchen.


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Michael Symon’s Fat Doug Burgers

Pastrami on a burger, why not? Enjoy great meat goodness with this burger loaded with thick burger patty, beef pastrami, delicious coleslaw and topped off with lots of cheese and ShaSha sauce. This is perfect for dinner, snacks and lunch! For full list of ingredients and instructions, pay a visit to Past The Sushi.


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Reuben Sandwich Dip:

If you and your friends love watching football or basketball games together, this is the best get-together meal that you can prepare. This dish contains all the elements of a delicious Reuben Sandwich but in a dip. Serve this cheesy and meaty goodness with toasted bread and enjoy the game! For full list of ingredients and instructions, pay a visit to I Wash You Dry.


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Wagyu Pastrami & Buffalo Mozzarella Pizza:

Get ready pizza lovers! This dish will take your pizza cravings into a whole new level. This dish has Wagyu pastrami lying on a  bed of mozzarella with caramelized Vidalia onions that will certainly send tingles on your tongue. For full list of ingredients and instructions, pay a visit to Zen Can Cook.

Black Bean and Pastrami Soup

If you love meat and you love soups, then you should definitely try out this dish. The black beans add a rich flavor to the soup while the pastrami separates this soup from all the other soups out there. For full list of ingredients and instructions, pay a visit to Today’s Nest.

Not all of us can be able to afford expensive pastrami dishes. Lucky for you, you can use pressure cooker to cook one! Create a homemade pastrami and have the chance to enjoy the delicious goodness of the recipes mentioned above.