Go Back Email Link
+ servings

Smoked Pastrami Rub

This rub ramps up the flavor by mixing freshly cracked pepper and coriander seeds with a special blend of spice powders.
Course Condiment / Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 whole brisket
Calories 225kcal
Author Joe Clements


  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns ground
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns whole
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds


  • Combine all of the ground peppercorns, brown sugar, paprika, coriander powder, garlic powder, onion powder and mustard powder in a small bowel and mix to combine.
  • Combine the whole peppercorns, coriander seeds and mustard seeds and lay on a clean cloth.
  • Fold the cloth and then use a heavy pan or rolling pin to smash the seeds. You want them to be cracked but not completely turned into a powder.
  • Add to the bowl and mix all ingredients together.
  • If you are using straight away, spread mustard over the meat to help the rub stick and then apply rub liberally to all sides of the meat. Make sure to press the rub in with your hands to help it stick.
  • If you are not using straight away store in an air tight container.


  1. You can substitute the whole peppercorns and coriander and mustard seeds for powder if you wish. But the cracked seeds have a lot more flavor and help create a more textured rub. 
  2. Every ingredient is optional except for the ground coriander and black pepper.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 823mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 511IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 6mg