Reuben Sandwich I Recipe -
Reuben Sandwich I Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Reuben Sandwich I

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"I make this Reuben for my husband...hope you will enjoy it. Serve with coleslaw or potato salad."

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Original recipe makes 4 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Spread each slice of bread with thousand island dressing. Top 4 of the bread slices with sauerkraut, cheese and pastrami. Place remaining bread slices on sandwich. Spread margarine on the outsides of each sandwich.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Grill until browned, then turn and grill until heated through, and cheese is melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 22, 2003

This is actually called a "Rachel". I worked at a deli for years and a Reuben is made with corn beef, a Rachel with pastrami. But this is the traditional way to make it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 28, 2009

Fairly easy.......but nothing special....

Jan 02, 2004

i've avoided reubens for one main reason -- sauerkraut. we thought we'd try this recipe out, despite my reservations! this sandwich is really good and extremely quick. i tasted the sauerkraut first, alone, and it was horrible -- but, all the ingredients are together for a reason, and make a tasty combination. try this recipe, even if you're a little afraid! we'll be making this one again.

Apr 30, 2007

I had all the ingredients ready when my husband got home from work and let him make these since he is the griddle & grill master--he did an amazing job, and the sandwiches were excellent. He heats the sauerkraut and meat separately on the griddle, then piles both on the bread, tops with the cheese, and grills the whole thing. Used Sauerkraut Rye bread, from this website.

Sep 27, 2006

Quick to make and not the same old same old corned beef flavor. I did however bake it and not fry it because my family likes the cheese really melted. I toasted via the oven all the bread slices for about 4 minutes and than after assembly popped the sandwiches back in the oven for 12-15 minutes, flipping at about the half way mark. Perfect!

Jan 20, 2007

I prefer using sauerkraut from the bag rather than the can. I also like to cook my kraut first, adding chopped onion, caraway seeds and crispy fried bacon. Once that was done I proceeded with the recipe. My husband loved this and it made a great Saturday night dinner, just for him! Thank you!

Nov 23, 2005

An excellent sandwich. As other reviewers have reported, it's quick and easy to put together. My family loved these. Three thoughts: 1) In trying to figure out what might have been different from those reubens that restaurants make--it was the meat. Restaurants usually provide more meat, making for a much thicker, more substantial sandwich, and 2) "medium-high" seems a little too hot. The sandwiches seem to brown too quickly, nearly burning--before the cheese is melted. I know this is not rocket science for you experienced cooks, but I'm still learning, and 3) It would be nice if these held together better, but I think the rulebook requires that Reubens be messy. I cut the sandwiches in half, and even in quarters for my mother-in-law, who has dementia, and they were much easier to handle. Five stars, baby.

Jan 29, 2003

Thanks for a quick, easy and delicious recipe. I used thinly sliced smoked turkey breast instead of pastrami, and low fat thousand island to make it a little lighter, and it was fantastic!


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  • Calories
  • 793 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 51.7 g
  • 80%
  • Fiber
  • 6.7 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 34.2 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 2447 mg
  • 98%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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