The Sacramento Bee published a recipe for a Reuben Sandwich which sounded so good we just had to make it.
What Is a Reuben Sandwich?
"What is a Reuben sandwich?" you might ask. Corned beef, dark rye bread, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, with Russian dressing - grilled.
According to Wikipedia, our national love affair with Reuben sandwiches has been going on since the 1920s, though the origin is disputed.
Fill That Plate! What to Serve with Reuben Sandwiches
- Oven-Fried Potato Chips
- Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Classic Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
- Pickle Slaw
- Homemade Ginger Ale
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
1-1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter, softened
8 slices rye bread
8 slices Swiss cheese
3/4 pound corned beef brisket, thinly sliced
1/2 pound sauerkraut
1/4 cup Russian dressing
Make Russian dressing:
In a small jar, add the mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and freshly ground black pepper. Shake to combine. Set aside.
Note: This makes one-half cup of dressing. So, reserve half. Cap the jar and refrigerate for a later use.
Butter bread and assemble sandwiches.
Butter one side of four slices of bread, and place buttered-side down on a large piece of wax paper on a flat surface. Top each with a slice of Swiss cheese, and then divide half of the corned beef among them.
Add sauerkraut and finish assembling sandwiches.
Using paper towels, squeeze out excess moisture from the sauerkraut. Divide the sauerkraut among the sandwiches, and top each with one tablespoon of Russian dressing. Add another layer of corned beef and a second slice of Swiss cheese to each sandwich. Top with the remaining bread slices. Butter the the top of the sandwich
Pan-grill the sandwiches, melting the cheese.
Preheat a griddle or frying pan to medium heat. Cook the sandwiches on one side until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Use a spatula to carefully flip the sandwiches over and finish cooking on the second side, about 3 minutes on each side.
Cut the sandwiches in half before serving. Serve immediately with coleslaw. or whatever side dish you wish.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 44g||57%|
|Saturated Fat 21g||104%|
|Total Carbohydrate 29g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||15%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 9mg||47%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|