I have been trying more deli meats from Trader Joe’s because they are not preserved and do not contain any nitrates or nitrites. So, I picked up a package of the Trader Joe’s Uncured Pastrami to fry up for two different meals.
I enjoy pastrami sandwiches, but I do not purchase full-fat pastrami because it’s not worth the calories. With that I typically purchase Thin & Trim Pastrami which I enjoy but I have to admit, it’s not entirely reminiscent of old fashioned pastrami. I find that this Trader Joe’s pastrami is straight up delicious. It reminds me of full-fat pastrami but a bit leaner and meatier. It has great flavor and can give your taste buds an occasional kick due to the black pepper rub – but it’s nothing overwhelming.
I sliced up some onion and dropped it into a non-stick pan and let them cook after lightly seasoning them with pepper and salt. I then measured out 4 ounces of pastrami and added each slice to the pan, letting it fry up on each side. When done I removed it from the flame and added it to pita bread, drizzled with mustard and topped with lettuce and tomato. And I have to say … it was perfect. A filling and delicious sandwich which tasted a lot “guiltier” than it was.
A 2 ounce serving is 80 calories or 2 points plus values and a 4 ounce serving is 4 points plus values.
What is your go to deli meat?