Hot Reuben Melt

Hot Reuben Melt
Staff Writer
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
202
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
11mg
1%
Choline, total
91mg
21%
Fluoride, F
23µg
1%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
196mg
28%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
1357mg
90%
Water
78g
3%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

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.