Most people think that this is a Jewish sandwich, but it was actually created by Reuben Kay of Omaha, Nebraska. I know that many people use Thousand Island Dressing, but I prefer my own Russian Dressing. Try it and you will like it! Also, you can omit the cole slaw if you wish, but I like that too.
Ok ... everyone is familiar with reubens ... and southerners know the grouper reuben which is very good. Well for some, grouper is very expensive and sometimes not always available. So here is my twist. This is a great double decker sandwich, still grilled with all the traditional flavors and a little twist.
This sandwich is so big it is great as a main course or just cut in half and served with a side of soup. A creamy potato soup or any favorite would make this dinner.
I made this with left over corned beef and it was delicious. This makes 2 huge sandwiches as written and I could only eat a half even though it was so good. Please judge your appetite and adjust accordingly!
This is how we make our Reuben sandwiches at our house. They're hearty, messy, usually require the aid of a knife and fork, and are absolutely delicious! We think it's because we make our own dressing... you can call it Thousand Island or French, whathaveyou. All we know is that we gladly lick it off our fingers when it dribbles. :) It's also a Pantry Challenge recipe, made with items we already had at home.
This is an awesome reuben that uses a unique cole slaw rather than saurkraut. This is a wonderful taste sensation for Reuben lovers. We think you will be as amazed as we were. We tagged Recipe #260415 in the 'Make it Healthier' game and did just that. We revised it to an 'open-faced' sandwich and brought down the calories from 837, the fat from 50.5, and the carbs down from 52g. Thanks Chef #382123 for such a great perk to an old favorite.