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Hot Reuben Melt

Suzanne Lehrer

A classic Reuben uses Thousand Island dressing, but throw some sharp mustard in here and you’ll get a great contrast to the rich meat and cheese. Instead of broiling or using a sandwich press, fry up the meat in a sauté pan, and then melt the cheese directly over the meat for maximum meat-cheese adherence.

Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon canola oil
  • 8 Ounces pastrami
  • 2 thick slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 4 slices pumpernickel or rye bread, toasted
  • Sauerkraut, optional
  • Pickles or cornichons, for serving

Directions

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the pastrami in 2 piles and heat to warm through and lightly brown the meat, 2 minutes. Lay 1 slice of cheese over each pile, and cover the pan with a lid until the cheese is completely melted, another 2 minutes.

Spread the mustard onto the bread, and then assemble the sandwiches, layering with sauerkraut, if using. Serve with pickles.

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving338
Total Fat18g27%
Sugar1gN/A
Saturated8g42%
Cholesterol103mg34%
Protein34g68%
Carbs10g3%
Vitamin A65µg7%
Vitamin B123µg51%
Vitamin B60.3mg14.7%
Vitamin C0.4mg0.7%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.7mg3.7%
Vitamin K3µg4%
Calcium252mg25%
Fiber1g6%
Folate (food)17µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)31µg8%
Folic acid8µgN/A
Iron3mg18%
Magnesium43mg11%
Monounsaturated6gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg27%
Phosphorus391mg56%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium306mg9%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg19%
Sodium1492mg62%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg10.9%
Zinc7mg47%