Classic Beef Reuben Sandwich

Try this deli classic for lunch or dinner today. Thinly sliced deli Corned Beef or Pastrami is sandwiched between rye bread with sauerkraut and a tangy home-made dressing

Classic American Beef Reuben Sandwich

Photos courtesy of Beef. It's What’s For Dinner

6 Ingredients

4 servings

25 minutes

Nutrition information per serving: 362 Calories; 153 Calories from fat; 17g Total Fat (7 g Saturated Fat; 3 g Monounsaturated Fat); 70 mg Cholesterol; 1570 mg Sodium; 4.5 g Total Carbohydrate; 25 g Dietary Fiber; 4.6 g Protein; 44.8 mg Iron; 0.3 mg NE Niacin; 1.4 mg Vitamin B6; 4.5 mcg Vitamin B12; 76 mg Zinc; 4.6 mcg Selenium; 0 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and Zinc.


  • 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 Dressing

Safe Handling Tips:

  • Wash hands with soap and water before cooking and always after touching raw meat.

  • Separate raw meat from other foods.
  • Wash all cutting boards, utensils, and dishes after touching raw meat.
  • Do not reuse marinades used on raw foods.
  • Wash all produce prior to use.
  • Cook beef until temperature reaches 145°F for medium rare steaks and roasts 160°F for ground beef.
  • Refrigerate food promptly.


1. Lightly spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.

2. Prepare Thousand Island Dressing: Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup drained sweet pickle relish, 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

3. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place 2 bread slices, butter side down, in skillet. 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.

4. 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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