About this cut
This is the same beef navel we make into pastrami, trimmed and ready for your slow cooker or curing crock. This well marbled cut needs slow cooking, and would love you to brine it for a few days first! Please note: this roast is NOT already seasoned, if you would like to make pastrami, you must do that yourself.
Basic Cooking Technique:
Braise low and slow.
This product is shipped frozen and will arrive frozen or refrigerated.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
Stop buying kosher pastrami at the deli. The wait for this roast to be ready for pastrami is well worth it. Brined for 7 days (make sure you use a recipe with prague powder!!), soaked in water for 8 hours to desalinate, left an 8-ingredient rub on overnight. Smoked to 165 then steamed to 205. Let it sit wrapped for an hour or two and sliced. Absolutely perfect.
It is almost impossible to find a kosher deli that makes its own pastrami. Most just slice up packaged pastrami that is rubbery and tasteless. Enter this roast. I brined it, soaked it to remove excess salt, rubbed with coriander and black pepper, and then smoked until it reached 203 degrees. So, so good!!!
Packs & Weights
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 "Number of Packages". Then you'll choose the total weight of the box (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 packs, ~1.1lbs, and the price shows as $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside. The whole thing will weigh approximately ~1.1lbs and will cost $39.99.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops, and weigh approximately .65lbs.
You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. Each will weigh approximately .35lbs (note that some may be slightly larger and some slightly smaller).
Weight Ranges & Prices
To keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable, products with variable weights are sold in a weight range (this includes most frozen meats, with the exception of deli meats, sausages and beef jerky). We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. If a price/lb is shown with a *, it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with each weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the weight ranges for all our products:
|less than 0.99lb||0.05lb|
|1lb - 2.19lb||0.1lb|
|2.2lb - 2.74lb||0.30lb|
|2.75lb - 10.24lb||0.25lb|
|10.25lb - 19.99lb||0.5lb|