Classic Beef Reuben Sandwich

Classic Beef Reuben Sandwich

shared by Jennifer in Sandwich

Classic Beef Reuben Sandwich

shared by Jennifer


  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Serves: 4 people

Thousand Island Dressing


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup drained sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

For The Rueben's


  • 12 ounces thinly sliced deli Corned Beef or Pastrami
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 8 slices rye or pumpernickel bread
  • 8 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups drained sauerkraut
  • 1/4 cup Thousand Island


  1. Prepare Thousand Island Dressing.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, drained sweet pickle relish, distilled white vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate at lease 1 hour.
  3. Lightly spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  4. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place 2 bread slices, butter side down, in skillet.
  5. Top each bread slice with 1 tablespoon dressing, 3 ounces corned beef, quarter of sauerkraut and 2 cheese slices. Top with 2 bread slices butter side up.
  6. Cook sandwiches 4 to 6 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, turning once. Repeat with remaining bread, dressing, corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese. Serve with additional Thousand Island Dressing, as desired.

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