This sandwich brings together a true taste sensation that makes it such a classic.
The ingredients are simple: thinly sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, cheese, rye bread, and homemade Russian dressing! Grilled to perfection!
HOW TO MAKE A CLASSIC REUBEN SANDWICH
We’ve got to say, a rueben sandwich is really only as good as the corned beef. What is corned beef you may ask? Read more here:
You can easily find quality corned beef at a solid deli. In a pinch, go with the package variety in the meat section of your supermarket.
The other ingredients are quite common and should not be hard to find.
RUSSIAN DRESSING IS THE PERFECT CONDIMENT
Homemade Russian Dressing is so easy to make, and is perfect for this amazing sandwich.
And the great thing is, you can make the dressing up to several days in advance.
It gets even better after the flavors meld in the refrigerator for a while.
PREPARING A CLASSIC REUBEN SANDWICH
The sandwich needs to be treated almost like a grilled cheese sandwich.
Layer the components of the sandwich in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until nicely browned.
Flip and continue on the other side.
In the meantime, are you ready to make the best-ever homemade Classic Reuben Sandwich? Go for it!
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Classic Reuben Sandwich
- 12 slices rye bread Pepperidge Farm has a nice version, or Dark Pumpernickel.
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened, for outside of bread slices
- ¼ cup Classic Russian Dressing for spreading
- 1 lb corned beef thinly sliced
- 12 oz sauerkraut drained
- 6 slices Swiss Cheese
- Butter one side of the bread slices
- Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat
- 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).
- Add about a tablespoon of Russian dressing to the bread slice(s).
- Next add a nice heaping handful of the corned beef.
- On top of this, add a layer of the sauerkraut
- On top of the kraut, add cheese slices.
- Add another layer of Russian dressing.
- Top with bread slice, buttered-side on top.
- Once lightly browned, carefully flip the sandwich, and grill the other side until nicely browned.
- Remove and serve at once!