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Reuben Sandwich

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The Reuben Sandwich Recipe is a deli classic! Corned beef, sauerkraut, swish cheese and Russian dressing sandwiched between marbled rye and toasted.

A Reuben Sandwich is one of the absolute best ways to use up leftover corned beef. This classic sandwich is on the menu in just about every deli in the U.S. and for good reason. It is delicious. There is just something about the seasoned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing all piled together on marbled rye that makes this sandwich irresistible.

They are easy, cheesy and kinda messy but man, are they fantastic.

Reuben Sandwich Ingredients:

CORNED BEEF: I like to make this with leftover corned beef but you can also buy corned beef or pastrami from the deli.

SAUERKRAT: I like to use a slotted spoon or fork to remove it from the jar. This lets some of the liquid drain and prevents your sandwich from getting too soggy.

RUSSIAN DRESSING: Think of it as a thousand island dressing with a little bit of a kick. You’ll make your own with the recipe below with a handful of ingredients you’ve probably got on hand already.

SWISS CHEESE: The traditional cheese used when making Reuben Sandwiches.

MARBLED RYE: The traditional bread used when making Reubens.

BUTTER: To butter the outside of the bread for grilling.

Step by Step Photos and Instructions:

This is made just like any grilled sandwich, if you can make a grilled cheese, you can make a Reuben!

STEP #1: Make the Russian dressing by whisking all ingredients together.

STEP #2: To assemble one sandwich, butter one side of each slice of bread. On other side, spread Russian dressing. Place several slices of corned beef on the dressed side, top with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese. Place other slice on top with buttered side out. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

STEP #3: Place sandwiches on griddle or in a skillet. Toast bread on each side until bread is golden brown and cheese has melted.

Don’t forget to serve a pickle along side for the full deli experience! Potato chips, coleslaw and potato salad are also side dishes for Reuben Sandwiches!

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Reuben Sandwich

A deli classic! This Reuben Sandwich is loaded with corned beef, tangy sauerkraut, creamy Russian dressing and melty Swiss cheese.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 615 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 pound corned beef sliced thin
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup sauerkraut drained
  • 8 slices marbled rye

Russian Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce such as heinz
  • 1 tablespoon minced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

Instructions
 

  • Make the Russian dressing by whisking all ingredients together.
  • To assemble one sandwich, butter one side of each slice of bread. On other side, spread Russian dressing. Place several slices of corned beef on the dressed side, top with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese. Place other slice on top with buttered side out. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Place sandwiches on griddle or in a skillet. Toast bread on each side until bread is golden brown and cheese has melted.

Notes

You can use pastrami if that is what your deli has. 
Russian Dressing has a bit of a kick. To tone it down, you can use thousand island dressing instead. 
Nutrition information for estimation purposes only.  

Nutrition

Calories: 615kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 23gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 2056mgPotassium: 505mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 286IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 204mgIron: 4mg
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Keywords: beef, grilled cheese, sandwich

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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