About this product
A well-marbled delicacy! Served hot, the fat will melt obligingly into crusty bread; served cold, it is delicious with mustard and sauerkraut. If you're not afraid of some fat (which is where the flavor is, anyway), you'll love this pastrami! NOTE: If you want a lean cold cut, please order our Corned Beef. This is Navel Pastrami, and we're not sorry!
Basic Cooking Technique:
Use for sandwiches or in recipes.
Storage and Handling
Store in the freezer. Once defrosted, store in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks unopened. Once opened, use within 4-5 days.
Beef, Water, Sugar, Spices, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Cherry Powder, Celery Powder
Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.
For my first foray into cooking a whole slab pastrami, might I suggest including slicing instructions on your website? It is critical to cut-across-the grain, not with the grain. It was the difference between being significant disappointed to a very satisfied customer.
I was nervous as I can't eat deli that's too salty but it was perfect, and the spices were mild. I had it on a bagel with mustard warmed up and wished I ordered more, will definitely order again, hope to be able to try the corned beef someday too!
I enjoyed my pastrami, and I am sure I will continue to enjoy this product. I chose ground shipping, and the product arrived on time, in a styrofoam cooler with dry ice. As instructed, I thawed the meat in the refrigerator, and I've made two sandwiches, so far, both excellent. There are comments online of a negative nature, stating that the meat is fatty. It is! it hs to be. Understanding what pastrami is, you'd need to expect some fat. it is there. It is delicious. The plan is for a pastrami reuben in the next day or two. I am happy with the product, and Grow and Behold's service, throughout. Thank you.
I live over 2000 miles from New York City and I have this pastrami flown in every chance I can because nowhere in the country have I found such a wonderfully tasting incredibly satisfying navel pastrami and may I personally say all places that serve lean PASTRAMI should be arrested and shamed publicly
As always delicious!
It is tasty but so tough I couldn't chew it and pieces were mostly fat. I tried it both cold and heated but still had trouble very disapointed. Note from GBF: We reached out directly to this customer, while this cut is unapologetically fatty, it's not tough.
Amazing!! It’s so much better than the grocery store, but would prefer thinner slices for sandwiches.
I have left a review for the sliced pastrami once before. However, here I am again! I have read the reviews about this product and some say it’s too fatty. Pastrami by nature is a very fatty cut. So if you don’t eat fat but prefer lean, Pastrami may not be for you. The fat content is what gives it the taste! In my world a pastrami sandwich was a treat. We didn’t eat this cut often. Grow and Behold does a magnificent job with their Navel Pastrami!
Not very good. Won’t buy again.
How Many Pieces Will I Receive?
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.
How Much Does It Weigh?
We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:
|Selected Weight||Potential Weight Variance|
|under ~0.95 lb||+/- 0.05 lb|
|~1 lb to ~2.1 lb||+/- 0.1 lb|
|~2.2 lb to ~2.7 lb||+/- 0.3 lb|
|~2.9 lb to ~10 lb||+/- 0.25 lb|
|~10.5 lb to ~19.5 lb||+/- 0.5 lb|
|over ~20 lb||+/- 1 lb|
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.6 lb or as little as 1.4 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~3 lb could weigh as much as 3.25 lb or as little as 2.75 lb
We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.