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Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Leftover corned beef? Reuben Sandwich! Make this incredible hot sandwich for a change up in your lunch or dinner menu.

The Delicious meal replacing hearty Reuben Sandwich is a hot grilled sandwich that will fill you up and satisfy. So this is a quick easy meal between two slices of bread. 

With a combination of Swiss Cheese, corned beef, mustard, piquant sauerkraut and delicious 1000 Island dressing on rye bread. 

Reuben SandwichThe Reuben Sandwich is a beautiful mess of flavors and textures.

The Classic Reuben sandwich is now a favorite in our family memory. We will recreate this one a LOT in our future. 

Our youngest son hosted a family movie night. The party grew until his home was bursting at the seams with our extended family  Three generations of viewers crammed themselves into the living room. We all had an enormously good time and grilled Reuben sandwiches for everyone.

Reuben sandwiches are the perfect party food for a TV event. It was SO fun! And WHAT a Sandwich!! Yowsa that’s good stuff!

Watch me make the Reuben Sandwich:

We ate Red Cabbage Carrot Salad, chips and Feasted on hearty Reuben sandwiches. Brownies and  blueberry Lime pie for dessert. Completely delicious!

We used up some our leftover St. Patrick’s Day Instant Pot Corned beef  to make our Reuben Sandwiches for the party. The instant pot is a wonderful tool for cooking corned beef.

We loved the corned beef flavor bursting through the sauerkraut and Swiss! The remaining corned beef leftovers made us Corned beef Hash and Eggs for breakfast the next day. 

The Reuben sandwich is a messy choice. Bring the napkins to the table. And a plate. You will need them. 

Rueben Sandwich

Stuffed with melty swiss cheese, tangy mustard and sauerkraut. Where’s the beef?

Reuben Sandwich Origin:

This Traditional American Corned Beef Recipe became a hit in the early 20th century. It’s now as traditional as apple pie. Corned beef season just begs for this sandwich. It’s a messy, juicy sandwich devoured all over the country in diners and homes.

Reubens were considered an Irish sandwich in my family but Wikipedia says different. The story goes that a man (named Rueben) in Omaha Nebraska invented it one night for his friends at a poker game.

Definitely man food. This MIGHT be the original Manwich. Although I ate the one you are seeing in this post. It dripped all over me and entangled my fingers and I loved it!

Reuben Sandwich

Stuffed full of corned beef and sauerkraut. Dripping with sauce and melty swiss cheese. So yum!

I can just see a group of guys harfing down on a plate of this crusty handful of meaty bliss. At least that’s what happened to us last weekend. Satisfied appetites and dirty napkins.

 

Reuben Sandwich Ingredients

Everything you will need to make this sandwich is right here. Except the griddle!

The sandwiches can be cut into quarters and placed on a sandwich tray to pass around for parties. A little bit goes a long way as these are rather…sustaining. Definitely a delicious meal in a sandwich right here!

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If you want to cut down the size of this monster, make is on a croissant instead. This Might work best on a sandwich maker so you don’t have to flip em.

Reuben Sandwich Recipe:

Are you out of fresh cooked corned beef? Use Pastrami for a close match (although the pastrami is a bit more peppery)in flavor. We loved our Reubens with pepperoncini chopped into the sauerkraut. Just sayin.

Reuben Sandwich Is A Favorite American Sandwich. Piquant Combination Of Swiss Cheese, Corned Beef, Sauerkraut And Delicious Dressing

Looking rather well behaved fresh off the griddle. Don’t be fooled. Grab a napkin and eat it over the plate!

 

Reuben Sandwich Is A Favorite American Sandwich. Piquant Combination Of Swiss Cheese, Corned Beef, Sauerkrau
Yield: 1 sandwich

Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

The Reuben Sandwich is a hot grilled combination of Swiss Cheese, corned beef, mustard, piquant sauerkraut and delicious dressing on rye bread. Great party food or a filling lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Rye Bread
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon 1000 Island Dressing
  • 1 tsp. brown mustard
  • 1 Slice Swiss cheese
  • 1 pepperoncini pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Sauerkraut
  • 1/2 Cup Corned Beef

Instructions

  1. heat the sauerkraut and corned beef and keep warm.
  2. Set a skillet to medium heat
  3. Butter the two slices of bread on one side only
  4. spread the 1000 island dressing on the other side of the two pieces of bread.
  5. Smooth the mustard over the 1000 island dressing
  6. Arrange the corned beef on one of the pieces of bread
  7. Lay the swiss cheese over the corned beef
  8. Carefully set the sauerkraut and pepperoncini over the swiss cheese
  9. Cover with the other piece of prepared bread and put into the skillet.
  10. Cook until the bread is browned and then flip the sandwich over with a spatula
  11. cook a few more minutes until the sandwich is golden on both sides and the cheese is melty.
  12. Remove from pan and serve

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Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1 large sandwich

Amount Per Serving Calories 796Total Fat 60gSaturated Fat 28gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 26gCholesterol 202mgSodium 2973mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 5gSugar 7gProtein 33g

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Reg galbraith

Monday 30th of April 2018

Awesome sandwiches... Couple of changes ( because I can't leave as is) My grilled cheese is buttered all sides, so l buttered all sides here. I screwed up and used ranch dressing instead of 1000 islands. Swiss cheese on both sides of the corned beef. Saurcrout on mine, but not for my wife My wife doesn't like corned beef but I got high praise from her. Mine was covered in saurcrout and was delicious Nice meal for sure

Diane

Monday 30th of April 2018

Hi Reg, The Reuben sandwich is hard to beat! I'm glad you could make it work for your personal style. And YAY that your wife enjoyed it too. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know how you enjoyed this iconic sandwich!Have a great day!

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