Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Simple Reuben Sandwich from an Italian Cook's Recipe

Ok, so I strayed. I became Irish for one day! I love this sandwich and make it every year. What can I say, this is totally my favorite tradition for St. Patricks Day. I am not usually a corn beef lover, but this sandwich is the bomb for me! Oh yeah, totally awesome, filled with bavarian kraut, corn beef, thousand island dressing and really good swiss cheese, and for me I love seedless rye....that is all there is to it!

The thousand island dressing adds the perfect sweetness.


Slow cook in the crockpot all day in the package seasoning and 1/4 cup of water. Then when I get home from work, broiled for 10 minutes till crisp on the outside.



2 1/2 pounds of fresh corn beef with seasoning packet
1 can of bavarian style sauerkraut
1 package of swiss cheese
1 bottle of thousand island dressing
1 loaf of seedless rye bread
spreadable whipped butter
Cook corn beef in crockpot with 1/4 cup of water and seasoning packet it comes with on low around 5 to 6 hours. Take out and slice.
Take two slices of rye and butter one side of each. In a large fry pan, lay on side down. Layer starting with cheese, kraut, dressing meat and end with more cheese. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a large electric fry pan or griddle. Place sandwich on butter side down and toast on both sides till browned evenly. Serve with more thousand island dressing.

20 comments:

Danielle said...

Thank you for the award I received this morning! It made my day! That's what we're having for dinner tonight too.I see you also like the bavarian style sauerkraut. It's my favorite!

kathyvegas said...

This is the only reason I make corned beef for St. Patrick's Day--so I can have leftovers to make this exact sandwich.I'm crazy about the Thousand Island dressing with the sauerkraut on this. Guess what we're having tomorrow!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I'll definitely forgive you for straying to the Irish side if it means that you're going to make sandwiches like this one. Delicious!

Bridgett said...

I can't seem to take my eyes off of the oozing swiss and the perfectly toasted bread. This sandwich looks awesome!

Joy said...

That sandwich has its tongue hanging out! Even it is hungry for its deliciousness!!!!

Federica said...

I think this sandwich could be one of my favorites too, so rich and tasty ^_^ Have a nice day dear ^_^

citronetvanille said...

Great looking sandwich, mouthwatery!

Ruth said...

Does look good! Would love to have it for my breakfast right now!!!

MaryMoh said...

That's such a lovely sandwich. I'm not really a sandwich person but this one really makes me drool. Looks very delicious.

allingoodfood42 said...

Claudia that sandwich looks so delicious. I think I need to go out and get a corn beef to cook as well.

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Drick said...

perfect - the toasted rye, gooey cheese, kraut & dressing - the only way to make a reuben

Rochelle said...

I've been dying for a good reuben sammy sice the entire st. patty's season! I think I'll be going to the store just so I can buy the stuff to make one that looks as good as this, Yum!!!

Biren said...

You are making me hungry....this looks great!

Kathy Gori said...

Great idea for what to do with all the left over corned beef! wonderful idea, looks deli fresh!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This looks incredibly delicious! A nice meaty sandwich to sink your teeth into.

Catherine said...

This picture is making me drool... look at that glorious melted cheese... nom! I've never tried saurkraut but I really want to now!!

Ed Schenk said...

A favorite sandwich of mine! I don't really do the corned beef and cabbage thing. St. patty's day is all about the Rueben for me!

Claudia said...

You weren't lying - just a bit of blarney. I love this sandwich also and yours looks supurb!

Greg said...

This sandwich looks awesome. Of course any sandwich with melted cheese oozing out of it looks awesome. Both of my parents are German and I have never had sauerkraut. I might have to try this while they still have brisket with the corned beef seasoning still in the store.

The Mom Chef said...

I commented about this on your facebook page just before running out the door and left the post open on my computer for when I got back home. Here I am now, and I'm drooling! I adore, love, crave Ruebens.