Open Faced Reuben Appetizer For St. Patrick's Day with Video Recipe

We are huge Reuben fans, love them any time of year somehow they do taste better when we celebrate the Day for St. Patricks, at least it's a darn good excuse for this Italian household!  Of course I would love to just call these my favorite bruschetta/crostini but you get the point  (smile) These are made with my Guinness style Corned Beef. We always make sure we buy a big enough corned beef  to have leftovers for this purpose. The Irish know how to eat good too!   For us Italian families it's like having leftover meatballs for a meatball tunnel and by gosh nothing goes to waste right and it's great no matter how you serve it up! A real special treat as I used my homemade Artisan Rye Bread. Try some of our favorite recipes, links provided at the end.

Open Faced Reuben Appetizer For St. Patrick's Day with Video Recipe
Leftover  Guinness style cooked corned beef slices
Rye bread sliced thick( store bought or homemade click here)
Thousand Island Dressing
Bavarian Saurkraut drained well squeeze out all the juice
Swiss cheese slices cut thick

Olive oil
Garlic powder

On a cookie sheet drizzle all over with olive oil.  Place thick slices of bread onto the oil drizzled sheet dipping these slices on both sides. Sprinkle both sides with garlic powder.
In a hot oven on bake at 400 degrees, brown on one side. These can be a little toasted or more.
Pour the dressing on each piece of  the top part of the bread,  add with kraut, then place meat on top of the kraut, last add the swiss cheese.

Broil until the cheese melts. Serve with more dressing if you like.

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Love St. Patrick's Day foods? Try some of our other favorites:

Guinness Chili
Guinness Corned Beef
Guinness Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes
Guinness Gravy with Colcannon Mashed Potatoes
Old Fashioned Simple Reubens
Low Fat Turkey Reubens
Quick Rye Bread
Pistachio Ambrosia
Irish Coffee and Cookies
Irish Cream Cake Mix Bars
Pistaschio Tea Cakes


  1. Hi Claudia, happy St. Patrick day.
    That's a very delicious appetizer, it look really good especially the cheesy topping.

    Have a nice weekend, regards.

  2. A fantastic appetizer! Love that you even mananaged saurkraut inbetween. Yum!

  3. Are you sure your last name isn't O'Lamascolo

  4. Love reubens of all kinds, Claudia. I'm sure this would be a crowd pleaser

  5. This sounds fabulous, Claudia!

  6. The Reuben is the best ever way to enjoy corned beef. Your sandwich looks amazing and I'd love to have a bite. I hope you have a great holiday. Blessings...Mary

  7. You guys are so festive! This is such a great way to enjoy reuben flavors.


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