Reuben Sandwich


Servings: 1
  • 4 ounces lean thinly sliced deli corned beef
  • 2 (1 ounce) slices swiss cheese
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 1⁄3 cup sauerkraut, well drained
  • 1 1⁄2-2 tablespoons thousand island dressing (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 pinch crushed juniper berries or 1 pinch caraway seed (optional)
  • Bring corned beef and swiss cheese to room temperature.
  • Heat sauerkraut until it is warmed to about 120-140 degrees.
  • Prepare sandwich by first buttering one slice of bread on one side with 1 tbsp butter.
  • Place bread, butter side down, in a small skillet.
  • Follow with the following ingredients in this order: 1 slice of swiss cheese, followed by 4 oz.
  • corned beef, followed by 1 1/2-2 tbsp (to taste) of Thousand Island dressing, followed by well drained and warmed sauerkraut,, followed by a pinch of either juniper berries or caraway, followed by the final piece of cheese.
  • Top the sandwich with the last piece of bread and spread the other tbsp of butter on the outside of the bread.
  • Heat the sandwich in the skillet on a med-low heat until the bottom side becomes golden; flip sandwich with spatula and lightly brown other side.
  • Remove to plate and slice in half before serving.
  • Serve with a dill spear and your favorite chips.