Ugly Buns "Burnt End" Sandwich Kit - 6 Pack


Ugly Drum ships its famous Burnt End Sandwich Kit nationwide on Goldbelly! You have never had a Burnt End sandwich like this! Open only on Sundays at Smorgasburg L.A., Ugly Drum garnered an immediate cult following. There’s a reason why Ugly Drum still has some of the longest lines years after opening. Their pit-smoked pastrami is smokey, melt-in-your-mouth tender, sweet, peppery, and sinfully decadent. So what is it that sets Ugly Drum apart? They have developed a method that is a glorious hybrid of Texas barbeque and classic New York deli technique. Ugly Drum uses fattier whole briskets that are wet brined in Ugly Drum’s proprietary seasoning blend for several days. Then, they are pit-smoked over low, indirect heat with mesquite charcoal and whole logs of oak and pecan wood for at least 10 hours. Just one bite of these pit-smoked pastrami burnt ends will have pastrami and barbeque fanatics wondering how anything could taste so good!

Ugly Drum pastrami is hailed nationwide as some of the best pastrami that has ever been made. Created as a personal passion project by Chef Erik Black as a hybridized technique, Black combines his homemade classic Jewish pastrami brine with Texas-style pit-smoking. Previously available only out of Erik’s oil drum smoker (the “Ugly Drum”) at Smorgasburg Los Angeles, this Texas pastrami with a cult following is now just a click away. Ugly Drum has been lauded as “Smoked. Meat. Nirvana.” by LA Magazine and Vice Munchies described the pastrami as a “Beautiful Meat Mutant.”

More Details

This package serves 6 people and includes:

  • 1.5 lb. Pit-Smoked Pastrami Burnt Ends
  • 6 Brioche Buns
  • 8 oz. Carolina Mustard Sauce


pastrami (not kosher), brioche buns

  • Note there is onion in the pastrami spice rub and mustard. There is honey in the mustard as well.

Instructions / Storage

  • This Kit ships frozen with ice packs, may thaw in transit
  • Upon arrival, remove the packaging and refrigerate or freeze all items
  • Items may be kept refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months
  • Heat Pastrami
    • Remove burnt ends from bag and put in a skillet sized to hold them single layer without a lot of empty space. A
    10-12 inch skillet or sauté pan with lid is perfect.
    • Add a quarter cup of water to pan
    • Turn on burner to medium heat till water is steaming and meat is starting to sizzle.
    • Cover and turn down to low heat.
    • Steam for 10 minutes or until meat is hot. Be careful of scorching the bottom of pan.
  • Toast Buns
    • In a pan over medium low heat, melt 1 Tbs butter to cover bottom of pan.
    • Toast cut side of tops and bottoms of the buns just to golden. Toast in batches as your pan size allows.
  • Assemble Buns
    • Smear the bun bottoms with the Mustard Mop.
    • Spoon Uglies onto buns
    • Serve with more Mustard Mop drizzled on top of meat or served on side as a dip.
    • Enjoy!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Ugly Drum ships Monday-Friday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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I liked Ugly Drum but hubby did not know they were pastrami burnt ends unlike the usual beef or pork. But I'm a fan!
Nancy N. - Mapleton, OR
Everything was perfect. Arrived quickly, packaged well with easy instructions. Maybe the best pastrami I’ve ever had. Will recommend and order again. Thank you
Jeff H. - Arcadia, CA
My brother loved the Ugly Drum Sandwich from LA! It arrived as expected and it made their move-in date to their new home an even more exciting event!
Sarah Z. - Tampa, FL
Very Fast Delivery; food was easy to prepare and exceptionally tasty---exceeded expectations.
Joe E. - Langley, WA
My mom loved everything I sent her. And all arrived in two days! Packaged, prepared, and perfect.
Joan U. - Seattle, WA
This was a real treat. Plenty of meat and buns. Mustard very good. The burnt ends literally melted in your mouth. Very meaty, very tasty, and very good stuff.
Norman L. - Hailey, ID
Shipping was prompt, packing was perfect, instructions were excellent, and the quality of the product was very high.
Christopher T. - Los Angeles, CA
The food arrived a day late, but that was on the part of FedEx and not the restaurant we ordered from. It came exactly as described, included instructions, and was delicious. We will be ordering again sometime.
Cate R. - Lakeville, MA
Packaged very well! Worth it! The meat and sauce was amazing!!!!!! Will definitely be ordering again in future!
Chelsy R. - Elizabeth, PA
Everything! Plus these Ugly Drum Sandwiches are life changing!! We have told all our friends and family about them!!
Kat Z. - Emeryville, CA
We used to visit Erik at DTLA's Smorgasburg every Sunday and we moved away 4 years ago, so we have been missing his amazing pastrami. Ugly Drum is incredible pastrami, we just reveled in its taste. Made four separate meals out of one order. SOOOO GOOD. We will be buying more.
Christopher G. - Lafayette, CO
Ugly Drum was OUSTANDING! Burnt ends rule!!
Jeff P. - La Jolla, CA
Ugly Drum is SOOOOOOO GUUD!!
Cedric B. - Kansas City, KS