National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day | Pastrami on Rye with Arugula – The Foodie Patootie

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day | Pastrami on Rye with Arugula

Hot Pastrami Sandwich for Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day #sandwich #beef #recipe

Having a national food day that commands that you make a sandwich is actually pretty great. I don’t have to rack my brain for what I can make, or hound…uh, I mean, politely ask…my friends and family for ideas. When whoever “they” are decided that January 14th would be National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, they made this challenge a little bit easier for me.

You aren’t going to believe this, but until I made this sandwich, I had not only not tried rye bread, but I hadn’t had pastrami either. I even seriously asked my friend where one would buy pastrami from. Turns out, I could get it fresh from my local grocery store Deli. Who knew?

The pastrami was more expensive than I’m used to paying for my tried and true oven-roasted turkey, but it was completely worth it. The color alone makes the sandwich look so pretty, no? Paired with a combo sauce of horseradish and balsamic vinegar and I hug myself in elation for a job well done.

Hot Pastrami Sandwich for National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day #sandwich #recipe #beef

Hot Pastrami Sandwich
Recipe Type: Sandwich
Author: The Foodie Patootie
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Serves: 1 sandwich
  • 1/2 pound peppered pastrami
  • 2 thin slices of provolone cheese
  • Handful of arugula
  • 2 slices of rye bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp horseradish
  • 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  1. Melt butter in skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  2. Whisk horseradish and balsamic vinegar together and set aside.
  3. Assemble sandwich: horseradish mixture on both pieces of bread, one slice of provolone cheese on the bottom slice of bread, followed by pastrami, arugula and final provolone slice.
  4. Place sandwich in skillet and grill on both sides until bread is golden brown and has a nice crust.

 Tomorrow: National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

19 Responses to “National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day | Pastrami on Rye with Arugula”

  1. Jane's Adventures in Dinner — January 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Looks so fabulous! We’re huge on smoked meat sandwiches in my neck-of-the-woods (near Montreal) and totally spoiled.

    • Jennifer — January 14th, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

      Sounds like a great place to live! Thanks for visiting, Jane.

  2. Nichole C — January 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I could eat and live off rye bread! It is my fave!! I want to eat this picture now. Haha

    • Jennifer — January 14th, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

      I liked rye bread okay. Definitely better with the sauce on it, lol.

  3. Marlys @ This and That — January 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    This looks yummy… Pinning.

    • Jennifer — January 14th, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

      Thank you, Marlys. 🙂

  4. Karen — January 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Rye bread is life.

  5. SouthernMessMom — January 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve never been a big pastrami fan, but this actually looks pretty good!

    • Jennifer — January 14th, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

      Maybe I can convert you…;)

  6. Crystal H — January 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Good Lord, that looks amazing. Hubby loves Pastrami, so I am going to have to make this. Where did you get that rye bread? It’s looks delish.

    • Jennifer — January 15th, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

      From Publix!! (Cause, obviously, Publix is the best.)

  7. NEATLY-PACKAGED — January 14, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Oh this is heavenly! Thank you for sharing 🙂 I just started following you on Bloglovin’! 🙂

    • Jennifer — January 15th, 2014 @ 1:43 pm


  8. Man oh man! This looks so good! I love sandwiches and that bread is just heaven all by itself

    • Jennifer — January 15th, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

      Haha, I’m obsessed with sandwiches too. Almost nothing like them.

  9. DesignedByBH — January 15, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Looks delicious!!! Pinning to my Yummy Sandwiches board. 🙂

    • Jennifer — January 15th, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

      Wahoo! Thanks for visiting.

  10. Megan — January 15, 2014 at 8:47 am

    This looks delicious! While I am not a fan of rye (I am pumpernickel all the way), I would devour this. I love the added arugula. And that bread looks incredible!

    • Jennifer — January 15th, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

      I loooove pumpernickel. Best bread ever.

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