Hot Reuben Melt

Staff Writer
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.

2
Servings
338
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
27%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Cholesterol
103mg
34%
Protein
34g
68%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
65µg
7%
Vitamin B12
3µg
51%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.7%
Vitamin C
0.4mg
0.7%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.7%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
252mg
25%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
31µg
8%
Folic acid
8µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
43mg
11%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
27%
Phosphorus
391mg
56%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
306mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19%
Sodium
1492mg
62%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.9%
Zinc
7mg
47%

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