McReuben Corned Beef Sandwich

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McReuben Corned Beef Sandwich
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
684
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
  • 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • 1 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.

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
38g
58%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
17g
86%
Cholesterol
106mg
35%
Protein
38g
77%
Carbs
47g
16%
Vitamin A
157µg
17%
Vitamin B12
4µg
60%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
23.9%
Vitamin C
34mg
57%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.9%
Vitamin K
16µg
20%
Calcium
635mg
64%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
74µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
160µg
40%
Folic acid
50µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
74mg
19%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
32%
Phosphorus
584mg
83%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
528mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
39.1%
Sodium
2085mg
87%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
41.9%
Zinc
6mg
41%

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