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
358
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
130µg
19%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
403mg
40%
Choline, total
82mg
19%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
755mg
100%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
849mg
57%
Water
87g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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.