Pastrami Rub

by Kevin H. on March 12, 2013 · 4 comments

Pastrami Rub 1

Pretty isn’t it?

This is a super cool rub.  I don’t exactly understand WHY it tastes like pastrami, but it does.  It’s incredible.  I think the coriander is the secret.  You could absolutely use a little of this on other meat as well and enjoy the flavor, but it really shines on a pastrami.

Pastrami Rub 2

Pastrami Rub

Pastrami Rub


  • 4 tablespoons fresh coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.


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William a Streff iii June 15, 2017 at 11:06 pm

I made it. It was awesome.

Home smoked pastrami hickory pulled at 195° (5956×3438)


Alex June 26, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Giving this a shot tonight… thanks!


MrSpace May 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Also works well on nova smoked salmon, but with maybe fewer peppercorns if you’re not into spicy. Thanks for the recipe!


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