The Big Ugly BBQ Dinner for 6

The Big Ugly is the ultimate BBQ combo pack to make your backyard BBQ the envy of all! First, there is the pit-smoked pastrami brisket made from USDA Prime beef and smoked for over 12-hours. Then next you have a whole rack of Beeler’s Duroc pork baby back ribs – spice-rubbed and oak-smoked till perfectly cooked. And last up are our super-juicy and spicy Red Hots – a smoked pork sausage made with Heritage Berkshire pork. They select humanely raised pork and all of their meats are antibiotic-free.

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

  • Pit-Smoked Half Pastrami Brisket (3 lbs.)
  • Whole Rack of Baby Back Ribs (2.5 lbs.)
  • 3 Ugly Drum Red Hot Heritage Pork Links (1 lb. Total)
  • Carolina BBQ Mustard (11 oz.)
  • Hot BBQ Sauce (10 oz.)


Pastrami Brisket: Corned beef brisket [cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Erythorbate and Sodium nitrate], rubbed with Brown Sugar and Spices [Black Pepper, Coriander Seed, Garlic, Red pepper, Caraway Seed, and Fennel seed], Smoked with hardwood.
Allergens: Allium, Mustard seed

Baby Back Ribs: Pork Baby Back Ribs, Spice rub [Brown Sugar, Salt, paprika, Black pepper, Garlic, Ginger, Red Pepper & Onion], Smoked with hardwood
Allergens: Allium

Red Hots Links: Pork Shoulder, Salt, Spices [Paprika, Garlic, Red Pepper, Brown Sugar, Black Pepper, Onion, Oregano], Sodium nitrate, Natural Pork Sasings, smoked with hardwood Allergens: Allium

Carolina BBQ-Mustard Sauce: Yellow Mustard, Vinegar, Sugar, Honey, Salt, Dijon Mustard, Whole Grain Mustard, Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Garlic, Onion, Paprika, Cayenne, Ginger, Celery seed, Black pepper, Rosemary
Allergens: Allium, Celery seed, Mustard seed

Hot BBQ Sauce: Vinegar, Ketchup, Molasses, Corn syrup, Tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce [contains Anchovy], Red pepper, Soy sauce, Salt, Chile powder, Onion, Garlic
Allergens: Allium, Anchovy, Soy

Instructions / Storage

  • This package ships frozen with ice packs, may thaw in transit
  • Upon arrival, remove the packaging and refrigerate or freeze
  • Items may be kept refrigerated for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 3 months

To Serve

Brisket: #1 Method – Oven “Slow & Low”

  • Defrost if still frozen
  • Pre-heat oven to 300
  • Remove brisket from plastic, bag and wrap in foil
  • Put in a pan or on a sheet pan and place on rack in middle of oven
  • Cook until meat thermometer reads 165 in thickest point
  • This could take 90 minutes or much longer depending on many variables

Brisket: #2 Method – “Slice Cold and Steam”

  • Slice meat
  • Gently steam the slices to reheat them by
    • Microwave for 10 seconds at a time until you see it is hot and just starting to steam
    • Shallow steam in small pan with enough water just to cover the bottom of pan – use a lid and low heat


  • Defrost overnight if frozen
  • Mix 4 Tbs BBQ sauce with 4 Tbs water to make a glazing “mop”
  • Brush the ribs with the mop
  • Wrap ribs in foil•place in 300F oven for 30-60 minutes till steaming hot•cut ribs between the bones
  • Serve with more more BBQ sauce on the side. Heat sauce first for best flavor.

Red Hot Links

  • Defrost overnight if frozen
  • Place links on a small sheet pan or oven proof pan
  • Heat in 300F oven for 30 minutes or until hot all the way through or 165F measured with a meat thermometer.
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