Hot Pat


Try this pastrami sandwich, dubbed the 'Hot Pat,' because of the healthy dose of spicy mustard in the filling and spread on the bread. It's loaded with warm mixture of pastrami, sauerkraut, and cabbage.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 head cabbage, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons garlic basil spread (see footnote for recipe link)

  • 1 cup sauerkraut

  • ½ cup sweet hot mustard

  • 1 pound sliced pastrami

  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

  • 4 Italian-style hoagie buns, split lengthwise and toasted

  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard

  • 16 slices Swiss cheese

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges


  1. Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat; cook and stir cabbage and garlic basil spread until cabbage begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add sauerkraut, sweet hot mustard, and pastrami; cook and stir until hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese and cook until melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Spread each hoagie bun with 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard. Top with 4 slices Swiss cheese and evenly distribute the pastrami mixture among the sandwiches. Sprinkle with diced onion and top with tomato wedges.

Editor's Note:

Use this recipe for the Garlic Basil Spread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

728 Calories
35g Fat
58g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 728
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 1399mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 62mg 309%
Calcium 842mg 65%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 663mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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