Elk Pastrami

Home-made elk pastrami? Yum! I hope I harvest an elk this year so I can try this.

Thank you Marcy Harris for sharing your recipe! (p.s. she’s an amazing lady that is an extremely accomplished hunter).


1/4 c Tender Quick

2 Tbl Brown Sugar

1 Tbl Black Pepper

1 Tbl Onion Powder

1 Tbl Garlic Powder

1 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Allspice

Mix cure ingredients together & coat roasts, leaving no surface uncovered. Place in Ziploc bags and refrigerate for 4-5 days turning over daily. Then remove from fridge and rinse with cold water. Immerse in a pot of water and put back in the fridge for 24 hours. Remove from fridge and pat dry.


3 Tbl Back pepper

1 tsp Ground Coriander

1 tsp Garlic Powder

Mix rub ingredients together and coat dry roast. Then place in preheated smoker (or oven at 250) until meat reaches 150-160 degrees.

Then pour a little beef stock over hot roasts and cover with tin foil to steam until cooled.

Slice and enjoy!

Easy and delicious

Easy and delicious

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