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Mom's Classic Reuben Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mom's Classic Reuben

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"My mom has always made this slightly different than the usual Reuben. I typically 'load' it, we don't like skimpy sandwiches. It is a huge hit; my kids, friends and especially my husband loves it!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Spread margarine onto one side of each slice of bread. Set a large skillet over low heat, and lay 6 bread slices in it with the butter side down. If you can't fit 6, just fry in batches of 3.
  2. Place slices of cheese onto the bread in the skillet and let cook until the cheese starts to melt. Place slices of corned beef and chicken over the cheese, and then sauerkraut. Spread the creamy dressing onto the dry sides of the remaining slices of bread. Place dressing side down onto the sandwiches.
  3. Increase the heat to medium, and cook until browned on the bottom. Turn sandwiches over, and cook until golden on the other side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 09, 2005

my original recipe stated to use sandwich spread, more like thousand island. I think you will find this makes it better than the Miracle Whip.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2006

My son-in-law made this and everyone seemed like it, but the sodium content was much too high for my reduced sodium blood pressure diet. What a shame.


10 Ratings

Nov 13, 2006

Good Reuben

Mar 17, 2006

This was fabulous! I used sourdough bread instead of rye and my husband said it was the best rueben he's ever had. It was perfect!

Oct 24, 2005

Yes Robin, this is truly a man's man kind of sandwich! I too used Thousand Island dressing in lieu of the Miracle Whip and it added the tang that's typically associated with a reuben sandwich. Your mom did a great job and we thank her!!

Apr 23, 2009

This was very good. I like it alot better than the traditional reuben and I really like Reubens ! I used pastrami in place of the corned beef because that is what I had on hand. Will absolutely make again. My kids even liked it and they are not big reuben lovers. Thanks Mom ! It was Great.

Oct 13, 2007

I didn't care for this at all. Sorry.

Feb 24, 2009

This is a delicious recipe. I used low fat Thousand Island dressing and sprinkled lemon pepper on the buttered outsides of the sandwich before grilling-- my husband LOVES this sandwich.


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  • Calories
  • 929 kcal
  • 46%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.1 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 229 mg
  • 76%
  • Fat
  • 51.8 g
  • 80%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 72.9 g
  • 146%
  • Sodium
  • 4992 mg
  • 200%

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

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