Grilled Beef Flank Steak “Pastrami”

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Grilled Beef Flank Steak “Pastrami”

I’ll exercise a proper pastrami i of these days. Maybe correct afterward I operate a smoker. But inwards the meantime, this pastrami-spiced beef flank steak should exercise nicely. As amongst all “cheater” recipes, managing your expectations is key.

You can’t operate the texture together with coloring of a existent “pastrami” without the curing step, where the meat is soaked inwards a brine, earlier existence spiced/smoked, but y’all tin operate pretty roughly the flavor, using the spice rub seen herein.

We’ve used a similar technique to plough patently corned beef into “pastrami,” equally good equally exercise a duck Reuben; i of my favorite videos of all time. By the way, the cistron amounts below accept been adjusted slightly, equally my spice rub was a tad chip overpowering.

I’ve backed downwards the dark pepper together with mustard, but equally amongst all spice amounts, that’s actually upward to you. If y’all precisely pose tabular array salt together with pepper on a flank steak, together with grill it properly, you’ll accept something delicious to eat, then operate along that inwards heed equally y’all rub your meat. 

I ate mine fresh, but if y’all allow it cool, spell it thin, together with warm it upward inwards a pan amongst a piddling splash of water, together with a tiny pinch of sugar, you’ll accept something fifty-fifty to a greater extent than pastrami-like. I actually promise y’all give this a endeavour soon. Enjoy!

SPECIAL NOTE: I allow my meat warm to room temp earlier grilling, then the within reaches my desired temp a piddling quicker, together with earlier the exterior spice rub gets besides black. Conversely, when grilling a steak, together with there’s zip to locomote on the surface, I to a greater extent than oftentimes than non similar the meat cold, then the exterior has enough of fourth dimension to sear, earlier the meat within is done. 

Ingredients for iv large portions:
  • 1 trimmed beef flank steak (usually 1.5 to 1.75 pounds)
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly soil dark pepper
  • 1 tbsp soil coriander
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dry out mustard

For best results, laid to a medium. I pulled at close 135 F. internal temp, which volition ascension to close 140 F. equally it rests.