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Title: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Habanero Smoker on November 05, 2008, 02:29:16 am
Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup   

Here is another use for your homemade beef pastrami, or deli styled beef pastrami. If you with to go vegan; do not add the pastrami. This tastes good either way.

Recipe Ingredients
Serves 4 as a main dish

Directions

 
Garnishes (optional; use one or more)Dollop of sour cream

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: La Quinta on November 21, 2008, 08:41:20 pm
Looks amazing Habs...I don't really care for epazote...I would use the oregano....but...WOW...the flavors look great...great...thanks for the post...YUM...gotta try it...have some of "your pastrami" curing now...  :)
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Habanero Smoker on November 22, 2008, 01:45:22 am
LQ;

When you make this, before you put the pastrami in taste the soup. It is good with or without the pastrami.
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: La Quinta on November 22, 2008, 09:51:11 pm
I will Habs....but geezzzzz the pastrami is killer!!!  :) I can't even imagine it would detract????
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Ka Honu on March 23, 2009, 08:07:15 pm
Okay, so I finally made a batch of Hab's soup and it was a terrible experience...

... mostly because I only made one recipe and everybody loved it and had seconds (and some had thirds) and it was gone before I could set a bowl aside for tomorrow's lunch.
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Habanero Smoker on March 24, 2009, 01:29:37 am
Ka Honu;

Thanks for the compliment. I forgot about this recipe. I was going to make chili on Sunday, now I may make this instead. I forgot where I got the original recipe. It was for corned beef, but the concept looked good so I did a major work over and added the pastrami.
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: manxman on March 24, 2009, 04:08:44 am
Must have missed this first time around .......... looks really good and definately one to try.  :)
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: sherlock on March 24, 2009, 05:34:54 am
Habs
Do not know if I have ever eaten pastrami. I can eat corned beef but don't want it very often. Is pastrami anything like CB? In any case, the soup sounds good and I will add it to my list of things to make.
Thanks
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Caneyscud on March 24, 2009, 06:38:03 am
Nathan, 

Both start out in life in similar situations - first papa (bull) gets this glint in his ey...........

Well while that's not entirely wrong, not your question.  Both pastrami and corned beef start out the same - cured, pickled beef - usually brisket, but sometimes eye of round or a couple of other cuts.  Neither is a description of a cut of meat, but a style of preservation.  Where the main difference is that the corned beef will be boiled, sliced and served while the pastrami will be soaked to rid of some of the preserving salt, then encrusted in black pepper and spices and smoked, then sliced and served. 

Shakespeare
The Bard of Hot Aire
Pontificator Extraordinaire.
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Habanero Smoker on March 24, 2009, 02:20:46 pm
Sherlock;

I'm not sure if CB means corned beef, or Canadian bacon. Just joking. :)

As Caneyscud pointed out, both beef pastrami and corned beef are generally made from cured brisket; though pastrami is highly seasoned. As pointed out, for beef, other cuts can be used, if you can find beef plate they say that is best for beef pastrami. I prefer a dry cure rather then a wet brine (pickle), and use the flat because I find the point to fatty. It can be either smoked or not, steamed or slow roasted. The next time you are in a deli or deli section of the supermarket asked the person behind the counter for a sample of beef pastrami, and while you are there ask for a taste of turkey pastrami so you can see what each tastes like.

But pastrami is generally just highly seasoned meat, it can be made from chicken, turkey, salmon, tuna and venison are just a few. I often see recipes for salmon pastrami.

Here is a link to my pastrami recipe:
Beef Pastrami (http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?t=157)
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: seemore on March 27, 2009, 09:38:11 pm
Habs, that soup sounds wonderful and definitely one that we will try.
Seemores
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Up In Smoke on May 15, 2009, 12:48:59 pm
Gonna have to try this with a good spicy sausage!
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Habanero Smoker on May 15, 2009, 01:31:52 pm
Gonna have to try this with a good spicy sausage!

I'm thinking that will work, really well!!!! I going to have to try it that way myself.
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Smokin Soon on May 15, 2009, 11:06:16 pm
Yep, I'm with Up In Smoke on this one. I have a lot of Cajun Brats in the freezer that may be very good for this recipe. I do a lot of stuff with a mixed bean recipe and I think this would go well.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Up In Smoke on May 27, 2009, 04:34:16 pm
I have done this soup 2 times,
the first time i followed the recipe but substituted spicy italian sausage for pastrami, it came out really good.
the second time i followed the recipe but added 1/4 tsp cumin(ground) and 1/2 tsp parmesan cheese,(grated)
i grilled the italian sausage (simmered them 1st then finished on gas grill) then cut them into bite size pieces and added them at the end.
Wow what a difference....
this soup tastes great either way and i am sure there will be many more twists added.
thanks Habs for taking the time to post this, it is now part of my weekend cook!
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Smokin Soon on May 27, 2009, 05:17:17 pm
Tried this today myself, and wow! its gonna be on my cold weather lunch list for sure. Used half Tasso and half Cajun brats that I had frozen uncooked. Opened up the links and browned with the Tasso. The beans nicely absorbed all of the spices from the 2 different meats. I used a brand of black beans that was "Cuban". Don't know if that made any difference but they had a very nice consistency. No pics, my camera is at work. Thanks Habs!
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Habanero Smoker on May 28, 2009, 01:40:36 am
Up In Smoke & Smokin Soon;

Thanks. It is a good soup to build on, I have to try some of your variations. It also tastes good without meat.
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Ka Honu on May 28, 2009, 11:06:40 am
...It also tastes good without meat.

But what would be the point?
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: La Quinta on May 31, 2009, 08:42:42 pm
Smokin...you got May gray...soon to morf into June gloom...the desert is nice...98 today and dry..... doesn't take long to heat up the smoker out here... :D
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Smokin Soon on May 31, 2009, 09:11:50 pm
LQ, I have friends down there that love that heat thing, but I really enjoy 73 degrees and a nice blue sky up here in the SF Bay Area. 98 to 112....gimme a salt pill and then a 6 pack of Heinekan to replace lost fluids and send me home! ;D
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Up In Smoke on September 20, 2009, 06:21:18 pm
With cooler weather around the corner, rain for the last three days and coming for the next 5,  i decided to get the small soup pot out and knock the dust off of it.
what better way than with Habs recipe.
again i cannot say enough good about it.
if you have not tried this yet you will kick yourself for waiting.
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: bflosmoke on September 28, 2009, 07:25:10 am
Do you think that vegetable broth would work in place of chicken broth my daughter is on the dark side (vegetanarianism) and I am trying to make sure she gets different choices for protien ?
BFLO
Title: Re: Black Bean and Beef Pastrami Soup
Post by: Habanero Smoker on September 28, 2009, 01:56:37 pm
UIS;

Thanks for bringing this recipe back up. Like you say, with the cooler weather, I tend to start making more comfort foods.

bflosmoke,

Vegetable broth will work great with this recipe. I'm so use to only using chicken broth that I overlooked that ingredient.