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"Emeril's Favorite Pastrami Sandwich"

We couldn't resist including this recipe from Chef Emeril Lagasse. It's his favorite "Manwich," with the pastrami simmered in beer and grainy mustard.


  • 6 oz pastrami (we recommend Nations Best® First Cut, of course!)
  • 2 Tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • 4 oz beer
  • 3 slices onion, rings intact
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Salt & freshly-ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 slices rye bread or thick crusty brown bread


  1. Preheat a grill. Season onions with salt and pepper and brush with oil.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine beer and mustard and bring to a boil. Add pastrami and simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Grill onions on both sides and toast bread on a cooler part of the grill. When all ingredients are heated, prepare sandwich.