Corned beef with a triple side of pastrami!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jirodriguez, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well with corned beef on sale at $1.99 per lb. I jus HAD to stock up! [​IMG]

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    Two are being left as corned beef, the other three are getting turned into pastrami - they were all approx. 3.5 lbs. My pastrami rub is corriander, garlic powder, and a LOT of fresh ground pepper!

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    Three with heavy rub are pastrami, the other two got a light rub are tonights dinner!

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    A happy smoker! Running with some Lazzari lump and a mix of hickory and cherry.

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    Two hours in.... starting to get that mouth wattering smell! [​IMG]

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    Three and half hours and ready for foil, for the corned beef ones I put a squirt of Beaver Sweet Honey Mustard in with them.

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    Here is one of the pastrami.

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    ..... and the corned beef.

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    Plated up with some red potatos, cabbage, and carrots...... oooooh yeaaahhhh!

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    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    That is Awesome!!!

    But I have a question, if they were all smoked what's the difference between corned beef and pastrami? I know corned beef is usually boiled but if cooked in a different way what is it? It just seems they are so close what really makes them different?

    Anyway that is some great looking meat you have there!!!
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That all looks great...My Mrs. picked up 3ea  4lb Corned Points for $1.79 a pound. Going to be Pastrami goodness here soon as well...JJ
     
  4. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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    looks damn good J-ROD!!!!!!
     
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Main differance is you heavily coat the pastrami with black pepper and corriander and then traditionally it is steamed.... but we use smokers around here. LOL It does seem a little confusing, but they are almost the same - in order to make pastrami you have to corn the beef first.
     
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow! at $1.79 that is a great price! I know you will put them to good use Jimmy! [​IMG]
     


    Thanks Rob.... I am full from dinner and already drooling over the reuben sammy's I am going to make for dinner tomorrow night! LOL
     

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