Pastrami Sandwich with Sauerkraut and Cheese: Feast like NYC

Updated: 04.09.2022 – 11:02

Classic from New York
Big Apple Style Pastrami Sandwich


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This pastrami sandwich is pure indulgence!

In New York, people sometimes stand in line for hours for a pastrami sandwich like this. We make it easier for you!

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • For the sauce:
  • 3 spoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  • 1 spoon of pickle
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 plate Woyster sauce
  • 1 ram Tabasco
  • 1 pinch of smoked salt
  • Salt pepper
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • For the sandwich:
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 slices of rye bread
  • 1/2 can sauerkraut
  • 100 grams of pastrami
  • 4 slices of cheese

Approximately per serving:

  • 284 calories
  • 13 grams of fat
  • 24 grams of carbohydrates
  • 13 grams of protein

And this is how it is done:


  1. For the sauce, mix mayonnaise with ketchup. Then cut into small cubes and peel and finely chop the onion. Add both to the mayonnaise-ketchup mixture. Season to taste with a little Woyster sauce, Tabasco and smoked salt. At the end, adjust it again with salt, pepper and sugar.
  2. Brush the bread with butter on both sides and toast in a grill pan until golden brown and remove.
  3. Squeeze the sauerkraut firmly, otherwise it will soak the sandwich. Heat and remove just as easily. We heat the pastrami for a while and fold it into a sandwich size and put the cheese on top. Then put it in the pan over medium heat, cover with a lid and let the cheese melt a little for about two minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, spread the bread with the sauce. Now place the package of pastrami cheese on the slice of bread. Pour the sauerkraut over the cheese and cover with the second slice of spreadable bread. If the sandwich is too high, just secure it with a toothpick or skewer.


That’s how fast a pastrami sandwich can go! Meanwhile, in New York, at Katz’s Delicatessen, you have to stand in line forever to get such a sandwich. The nutritional values ​​are also really impressive here. Our Baked Pastrami Sandwich is worth it in every way and will definitely surprise your loved ones. What you can also surprise family and friends with is our seafood sandwiches with trout fillets or our apple and bacon sandwich with melted cheese. Both irresistible and an absolute treat. It’s really worth a try!


Sandwiches, salads or rustic sandwiches: you can create many flavors with bread. Need a little more inspiration? Then you are right here. Take a look at our gallery, there you will find delicious recipes for sandwiches and co.

Of course, you can also enjoy our New York style pastrami sandwich on homemade bread. It is important to avoid the following mistakes when baking bread.

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