There are some people who ask “Will it waffle?” (Seriously that’s a thing. I encourage you to Google it). As for me and my family, we ask “Will it slider?” I’m pleased to say in the case of Instant Pot and Smoked Pastrami, the answer is an emphatic YES!
- Instant Pot Pastrami (or you can buy it)
- Deli Rye Rolls (or slider buns!) This I’m not so sure you can buy, I personally have never seen them! We’ll have to wait until commercial bakers catch up to our addiction to sliders
- Thousand Island Dressing You can use store-bought but this recipe will knock your socks off, for sure!
- Spicy Brown Mustard
- Cole Slaw
- Sliced Swiss (I used a processed Swiss because it melts phenomenally)
Start by splitting the buns in half. This is where using the disposable half pans comes in very handy. This was the same pan I baked the buns in!
Here you can diverge. I personally like my Reuben sandwiches with thousand island dressing and Cole slaw, my husband likes his with brown mustard and sauerkraut (the more traditional way. My mom used to call the thousand island version a “Cincinnati style Reuben” but I’m not sure if that’s a thing. She was kind of a character…) Spread the bottom layer with your choice of condiment.
Layer on that incredible meat, but try not to eat too much of it in the process!
A generous layer of cheese.
Then your choice…cole slaw or sauerkraut…
Give the lid the same sauce treatment.
Finally, add some of the pan juices from the pastrami. This just makes them extra super gooey delicious! Cover in foil and bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 35- 40 minutes, until heated through.
And cut and enjoy! I’m not going to lie, this is a MESSY sandwich! But it kind of has to be to get all that meaty, cheesy, sauciness in there!
- 1 recipe Deli Rye Rolls/Slider buns
- 1 pound sliced pastrami
- ½ pound sliced swiss cheese
- ¼ cup thousand island dressing OR
- ¼ cup spicy brown mustard or both!
- 1/3 cup cole slaw OR
- 1/3 cup sauerkraut
- Split buns in half horizontally. Add desired condiment to bottom bun. Layer on pastrami, then cheese then cole slaw or sauerkraut. Add desired condiment to top bun and place top bun on. Drizzle pan juices from pastrami on top of buns. Cover in aluminum foil and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 35-40 minutes until heated through (this is going to depend somewhat on how warm the meat was. This assumes the meat is warm).
** This recipe can also be made with Corned Beef but is a bit tastier with pastrami, in my opinion.
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- Instant Pot Italian Beef Sliders
- Cheeseburger Sliders
- Lobster Roll Sliders