Friday, January 15, 2010

Reuben Sandwich

I hate sauerkraut. I dislike Rye bread. I really despise Swiss cheese. And corned beef? Could really do without it.

But... put it all together and grill it... and it becomes a make-my-mouth-water, I've-got-to-have-one-now craveable sandwich! I loved Reubens as a kid, and I still love them now. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in the family that does. So, when the craving becomes too intense, I get the makings, and have a reuben every day for lunch until they are gone!

For the grill, I used my George Foreman grill. You can also use a Panini grill, a sandwich grill, or even a pan on the stove.

Reuben Sandwiches

1 loaf of Rye bread
Thousand Island salad dressing
1 jar/can of Sauerkraut
1 lb Corned Beef
1 lb sliced Swiss cheese
Oil spray or butter for grilling

Heat grill.
Place 1-2 TB of the dressing on one side of the bread. Spread sauerkraut (amount is up to you) on top of the dressing. If you use a thick layer, you might want to warm the sauerkraut in the microwave first. Otherwise, it might not heat through when grilling.

Top with a few slices of Corned Beef, 2 slices of Swiss Cheese, and top with the other piece of bread.

Spray grill with Oil spray, or butter each side of the sandwich.
Grill until contents are hot, and cheese is melted.



  1. This is one of my very favorite things to eat! I love to add Thousand Island dressing to my sandwich.

  2. yum. I went to eat some leftover corned beef the other night to discover we were out of sourkrout. do you know how disappointing that was? ok, I'm off to check out the breakfast monte cristo I saw before I made this comment. Your blog is intoxicating!

  3. Looks wonderful! I will have to try this. Stopping by from SITS.

  4. oooooh! I love a good Reuben! I usually use pumpernickle bread though. I know, then it's not a true Reuben then is it?!? LOL