Classic Reuben Sandwich

Boy, oh boy…I would have a hard time finding a better sandwich than this one.  A lot has to do with the fact that I used Wagyu Cured Beef from the incredible  Really, this is worth the purchase.  The taste of the cured beef in this sandwich, along with the perfect homemade Russian dressing, sauerkraut, grilled to perfection on Jewish marbled Rye / Pumpernickel is something to behold.   Of course, if you don’t order the Wagyu, you can still get great corned beef from your butcher, or local deli!  Okay, let’s get to it…150% Loon Approved!

Classic Reuben Sandwich
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This Classic Reuben Sandwich has been a deli favorite for decades in the U.S. Take it to new gastronomical heights by ordering Wagyu Corned Beef from Make the Russian Dressing from scratch, add sauerkraut, Swiss cheese...and brace yourself. This is good. Really good.
Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 - 6
  • 6 slices of Jewish marbled Rye and Pumpernickel bread (Pepperidge Farm has a nice version), or Dark Pumpernickel.
  • 2 -3 tablespoons of butter, softened, for outside of bread slices
  • Classic Russian Dressing, for spreading
  • Approx. 1 & ¼ lbs thinly sliced lean corned beef
  • 12 oz. sauerkraut, drained
  • 6 - 8 slices Swiss Cheese
  1. Butter one side of the bread slices
  2. Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat
  3. Place a bread slice in the skillet, buttered-side down (place two slices in the skillet, if room, if not, you'll need to keep the cooked sandwiches in a warm oven, until they are all ready for serving).
  4. Add about a tablespoon of Russian dressing to the bread slice(s).
  5. Next add a nice heaping handful of the corned beef.
  6. On top of this, add a layer of the sauerkraut
  7. On top of the kraut, add cheese slices.
  8. Add another layer of Russian dressing.
  9. Top with bread slice, buttered-side on top.
  10. Once lightly browned, carefully flip the sandwich, and grill the other side until nicely browned.
  11. Remove and serve at once!


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