Reuben sandwich

I’m hard pressed to name my favorite anything, let alone sandwich, but this one comes close. Real close. Certainly I can’t imagine anything materially better between two slices of bread. This is a fun sandwich to make and filling enough for lunch or dinner alike. You will need:

  • Jewish rye bread
  • Good quality corned beef
  • Sauerkraut
  • Swiss cheese
  • Russian dressing

Much like a grilled cheese you add your butter to the outside, ingredients on the inside then fry to a crisp exterior. My recommendation is to use corned beef on the exterior layers, dressing and kraut inside, to prevent soggy bread.

On the topic of Russian dressing, it’s essentially a spicier version of Thousand Island with a little horseradish adding kick. I often simply use a blend of mayo, ketchup, hot sauce and dill pickle instead – much easier to secure – and just as tasty.

Reuben sandwich close up
Reuben sandwich close up
Come join our Facebook grocery group - and keep the discussion going! Talk about this, or any other food product with like minded home cooks and shoppers. Also share what you've been cooking up, and what you've found on yoru latest grocery shop. Join the conversation here.
If you want to put together the above recipe and find yoruself short of an ingredient of two - we recommend Instacart. We use the service all the time for last minute grovery needs. They can your groceries delivered in as fast as 1 hour. Signup here and get free delivery on your first order - we also get a small referral fee too!

Leave a Comment