Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins
I love these. They are quick and easy to prepare for an easy lunch or light dinner idea, when you want to take it easy.
- 4 ounces lean thinly sliced deli corned beef
- 2 (1 ounce) slices swiss cheese
- 2 slices rye bread
- 1⁄3 cup sauerkraut, well drained
- 1 1⁄2-2 tablespoons thousand island dressing (to taste)
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 pinch crushed juniper berries or 1 pinch caraway seed (optional)
- Bring corned beef and swiss cheese to room temperature.
- Heat sauerkraut until it is warmed to about 120-140 degrees.
- Prepare sandwich by first buttering one slice of bread on one side with 1 tbsp butter.
- Place bread, butter side down, in a small skillet.
- Follow with the following ingredients in this order: 1 slice of swiss cheese, followed by 4 oz.
- corned beef, followed by 1 1/2-2 tbsp (to taste) of Thousand Island dressing, followed by well drained and warmed sauerkraut,, followed by a pinch of either juniper berries or caraway, followed by the final piece of cheese.
- Top the sandwich with the last piece of bread and spread the other tbsp of butter on the outside of the bread.
- Heat the sandwich in the skillet on a med-low heat until the bottom side becomes golden; flip sandwich with spatula and lightly brown other side.
- Remove to plate and slice in half before serving.
- Serve with a dill spear and your favorite chips.
Sue, your sandwich was really filling and delicious...better than any famous deli or pub could make for me! But at 71.4 grams of fat I had to make a few changes...low fat thousand island... benecol to butter the bread...2 oz. of corned beef instead of 4oz...1 slice of deli swiss divided into 2 pieces. If it tasted this good with all the lower fat changes...I can only imagine what it tastes like fully loaded! I also appreciated your clear instructions on how to assemble the sandwich. I served the sandwiches with red seedless table grapes...never got to sit down...too many requests for more!
Sue I have never made my own Reuben sandwich and this was perfect! My daughter never had a Reuben sandwich and loved it. Thank you very much for the recipe. I made it exactly as written. My sister had given me a bunch of corn beef and it being St. Patrick's day I thought of Reuben sandwiches and couldn't of picked a better recipe.
Another great recipe, Sue! I made these exactly as stated, and MAN! Awesome lunch for me, indeed! Thanks, Sue!