Pastrami Rub

Pastrami Rub
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
57 Calories
1g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2836mg 123%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 2g
Calcium 54mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you are interested in turning corned beef into pastrami then this is the rub for you. Make sure it is rubbed into the meat really well before you place the beef into the smoker.


  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) paprika
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) coriander seeds
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) white peppercorns
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine coriander seeds, peppercorns and mustard seeds in a spice grinder. Grind coarsely.

  2. Add in remaining ingredients and mix well.

Rub is now ready to use. It may be stored, refrigerated in an airtight container.

Get step-by-step instructions for making pastrami.