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Corned Beef Pastrami Recipe

Corned beef is a staple for any Irish-themed meal. Top it off with our Guinness gravy glaze and you have yourself a winner! This easy-to-follow recipe goes perfect on the Silverbac or Grilla!


  • 3 tbsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 tbsp. onion flakes
  • 2 tbsp. ancho chili powder
  • Ancho expresso rub


Rinse the meat in cold water and then soak in cold water for 24hrs, changing the water every 6hrs to pull more of the salt and cure from the meat.

Remove from the water and pat dry with a towel. Apply the rub ingredients and set aside while smoker warms up. Cook at 250 degrees until the internal temperature hits 150 degrees. This should take 3-4hrs.

Wrap in either foil or butchers paper and continue cooking until the internal temp reaches 185 -195 degrees. This should take another two hours approximately.

Serve Corned Beef on the Grill Any Time of Year

For many pitmasters, St. Patrick’s Day is the time of year to make a grilled corned beef recipe. But smoked corned beef can be a delicious main dish any time of year.

Why wait until March to cook corned beef on the grill? Just use our simple recipe below. Get all your tailgate guests fired up about your corned beef pastrami sandwiches this week!

What Is Corned Beef?

The term “corned beef” causes plenty of people to scratch their heads. Is it beef? Does it have corn in it? And is it any good?

If you’ve ever eaten brisket, you’ve eaten the beginnings of corned beef. But our ancestors decided to soak the brisket in a brine solution. As the brisket slowly cured in the brine, it turned into corned beef. Today, if brisket is not available, you can use beef rounds instead. Regardless, the result is a tenderized cut of pickled meat that is ready to grill.

Side Dishes for Grilled Corned Beef

Not sure what to serve alongside a platter of sliced grilled corned beef or sandwiches? Try some of these sides:

  • Anything cabbage: The humble cabbage has traditionally been paired with corned beef. You can either boil, cook or grill buttery smoked cabbage if you want to break down its crunchy leaves. Or if you want to keep its crispness, opt to whip up a homemade coleslaw out of shredded cabbage.
  • Anything potato: Another natural partner for grilled corned beef is any potato-based recipe. Whether you mash up a bunch of white potatoes, serve some grilled baked potatoes or create a cold potato salad, you can bet it will be well-received with corned beef.
  • Vegetable stews and casseroles: Corned beef has a down-to-earth sensibility that makes it a nice partner with heartier stews and casseroles. Even mac and cheese goes along for the corned beef ride!

No matter how you slice it, or how you use those slices, corned beef made on a Grilla Grill smoker is out of this world. Enjoy some this week with your family and friends.

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