McReuben Corned Beef Sandwich

McReuben Corned Beef Sandwich
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McReuben Corned Beef Sandwich

Greg Ford

McReuben Corned Beef Sandwich

Forget about cheeseburgers, greasy pizza, and tacos as late-night fare. Enter the classic Reuben sandwich; delicious and classic in its own right, but sadly, a bit forgotten. And on St. Patrick's Day, serve it as a delicious party-friendly finger food twist on traditional corned beef and cabbage.

4
Servings
457
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: If the cheese is not melted by the time the bread is browned, you can cheat by heating it briefly in the microwave.

Ingredients

  • One 14 1/2-ounce can sauerkraut
  • 2  Tablespoons  mayonnaise
  • drops green food coloring (optional)
  • loaf sliced sourdough French bread or rye bread
  • 10  Ounces  Swiss cheese
  • 10  Ounces  thinly sliced corned beef
  • Thousand Island dressing (optional)

Directions

Drain and squeeze the water from the sauerkraut. In a microwavable bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sauerkraut, and food coloring, if using, and mix. Butter 1 side of each piece of bread.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Place the sauerkraut in the microwave for about 1 minute. Put 1 slice of bread, butter side down, in the pan. Put slices of cheese on the bread first, then meat, then sauerkraut, and some Thousand Island, if using. Put other slice of bread on top, butter side up.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, making sure the bread does not burn. When the bottom is browned and the cheese is melted, flip and cook until the second side is brown.* Repeat until all of the meat is used up. If desired, drizzle Thousand Island dressing on top of each sandwich when ready to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
115mg
12%
Choline, total
66mg
16%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
99µg
25%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
371mg
53%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
622mg
41%
Water
64g
2%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Reuben Shopping Tip

Look to the deli for cold-cuts and cheeses sliced to order; they'll taste fresher than their vacuum-sealed counterparts.

Reuben Cooking Tip

For a more pronounced flavor, try drizzling your bread lightly with some olive oil and grilling it.