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A Classic Reuben Sandwich sliced in half on a cutting board next to a dish of Russian dressing.

Classic Reuben Sandwich

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Corned beef, Rueben sandwich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 466kcal
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 www.FoodShedExhange.com. Make the Russian Dressing from scratch, add sauerkraut, Swiss cheese...and brace yourself. This is good. Really good.
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  • 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!


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1735mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 359IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 4mg