Pastrami Rub recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Pastrami Rub

Yields: around 1/2 cup

Making pastrami from corned beef is easy with this Pastrami Rub recipe. Simply mix this perfect blend of spices for incredible flavor in every bite.


  • 1/4 cup coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder


  1. Combine coriander and mustard seed; coarsely grind in a spice grinder. If grinder is not available, place in a heavy-duty zipper-locking bag and place on a cutting board. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, crack seeds until all have been coarsely broken.
  2. Combine ground spices with all remaining ingredients.
  3. Remove Certified Angus Beef ® corned beef brisket from brine and rinse; discard brine. Season evenly on all sides with pastrami rub before smoking.

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