Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A New york deli classic. Some of these sandwiches can be HUGE and are really a marvel (and easily shared).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer pastrami in broth until hot.
  2. Divide meat among bread, using 4 ounces for smaller sandwich, and 8 ounces for large.
  3. Add cheese, mustard, pickles, and onions to taste.
  4. Grill sandwich until toasty and crisp if desired.
  5. Serve warm with chips if desired.
Most Helpful

Great sandwich! I made this on rye bread that I toasted before assembling the sandwich. The pastrami was very tender from simmering in the broth, so the meat just melted in the mouth. I drained the pastrami before putting on the bread so that the sandwich would not be soggy.

Ginny Sue February 21, 2010

Superb Sandwich, fast and easy with lots of flavor. I added a little mayonnaise to the mustard and grilled the bread with butter on the outside. Served with homemade fries, was a hit. Will make again.

Laura L. March 13, 2016

To Anonymous, I have been living on a sailboat in Panama for close to ten years and only recently had any access to any pastrami, haven't seen rye bread yet, but really appreciated the recipe and we don't all have a deli around the corner.

Gary O. May 05, 2015