Simple Reuben Sandwich

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Simple Reuben Sandwich is a simple way to make a classic Reuben.

You can either start from scratch and make them from a slow-cooked corned beef roast or use a thinly sliced corn beef from the deli.

I became Irish for one day! I love this sandwich and make it every year. What can I say, this is totally my favorite tradition for St. Patrick's Day.

This is about the tastiest Reuben sandwich that I look forward to making. It's easy, tender juicy corned beef compliments this.

That saying, it's smothered in Bavarian sauerkraut and thousand island dressing dripping with melted swiss cheese. Grilled to perfection and with homemade rye bread, just delightful!

Delicious rye bread with sauerkraut swiss cheese, thousand island dressing corned beef grilled

Delicious rye bread with sauerkraut swiss cheese, thousand island dressing corned beef grilled

Perfect Sandwich Using Leftover Corned Beef

Whether you make your corned beef from scratch or use deli sandwich corned beef meat, this is a great sandwich filled with delicious flavors.

The sandwich can be made with various bread but the classic Reuben uses seeded rye bread in most restaurants.

These are quick to throw together but there are a few ingredients you must have to make a great sandwich.

rye bread with sauerkraut swiss cheese, thousand island dressing corned beef grilled

Simple Reuben Sandwich Ingredients To Get to Make These

  1. corned beef fresh or have leftovers from a roast
  2. regular or bavarian style sauerkraut drained
  3. sliced swiss cheese
  4. thousand island dressing or homemade
  5. seeded or seedless rye bread
  6. spreadable whipped butter

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Simple Reuben Sandwich

Simple Reuben Sandwich

Yield: 1
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M
This is a sandwich we love to make after St. Patrick's Day with leftover corned beef. The sandwich is simply made with corned beef, thousand island dressing, and sauerkraut, grilled to perfection!


  • Note: If you don't want to make corned beef fresh or have leftovers, just buy thinly sliced corned beef from your local deli in the supermarket.
  • How To Make Fresh Corned Beef in a slow cooker:
  • 2 1/2 pounds to 4 lb roast of fresh corned beef with seasoning packet
  • Slow cook in the crockpot all day for 6 to 10 hours on low with the package of seasoning and 1/4 cup of water or beer.
  • After the beef is cooked I broiled this meat for 3 minutes until its crisp on the outside.
  • 1 can of bavarian style sauerkraut drained
  • 1 package of sliced swiss cheese
  • 1 bottle of thousand island dressing or homemade
  • 1 loaf of seeded or seedless rye bread
  • spreadable whipped butter


How to cook Simple Reuben Sandwich

  1. Cook corned beef in the crockpot with 1/4 cup of water and seasoning packet it comes with the low setting around 5 to 6 hours. Take out and slice.
  2. Take two slices of rye and butter one side of each.
  3. In a large frypan, lay one slice buttered side down.
  4. Layer starting with cheese, kraut, Thousand Island dressing then add the meat and end with more cheese.
  5. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a large electric frypan or griddle.
  6. Place another slice of bread on top to make a sandwich.
  7. I cover it so the cheese melts faster.
  8. Toast on both sides on low heat until both sides are browned evenly.
  9. Serve with more thousand island dressing to dip the sandwich in.
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Delicious rye bread with sauerkraut swiss cheese, thousand island dressing corned beef grilled

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  1. Thank you for the award I received this morning! It made my day! That's what we're having for dinner tonight too.I see you also like the bavarian style sauerkraut. It's my favorite!

  2. This is the only reason I make corned beef for St. Patrick's Day--so I can have leftovers to make this exact sandwich.I'm crazy about the Thousand Island dressing with the sauerkraut on this. Guess what we're having tomorrow!

  3. I'll definitely forgive you for straying to the Irish side if it means that you're going to make sandwiches like this one. Delicious!

  4. I can't seem to take my eyes off of the oozing swiss and the perfectly toasted bread. This sandwich looks awesome!

  5. That sandwich has its tongue hanging out! Even it is hungry for its deliciousness!!!!

  6. I think this sandwich could be one of my favorites too, so rich and tasty ^_^ Have a nice day dear ^_^

  7. Great looking sandwich, mouthwatery!

  8. Does look good! Would love to have it for my breakfast right now!!!

  9. That's such a lovely sandwich. I'm not really a sandwich person but this one really makes me drool. Looks very delicious.

  10. Claudia that sandwich looks so delicious. I think I need to go out and get a corn beef to cook as well.

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  11. perfect - the toasted rye, gooey cheese, kraut & dressing - the only way to make a reuben

  12. I've been dying for a good reuben sammy sice the entire st. patty's season! I think I'll be going to the store just so I can buy the stuff to make one that looks as good as this, Yum!!!

  13. You are making me hungry....this looks great!

  14. Great idea for what to do with all the left over corned beef! wonderful idea, looks deli fresh!

  15. This looks incredibly delicious! A nice meaty sandwich to sink your teeth into.

  16. This picture is making me drool... look at that glorious melted cheese... nom! I've never tried saurkraut but I really want to now!!

  17. A favorite sandwich of mine! I don't really do the corned beef and cabbage thing. St. patty's day is all about the Rueben for me!

  18. You weren't lying - just a bit of blarney. I love this sandwich also and yours looks supurb!

  19. This sandwich looks awesome. Of course any sandwich with melted cheese oozing out of it looks awesome. Both of my parents are German and I have never had sauerkraut. I might have to try this while they still have brisket with the corned beef seasoning still in the store.

  20. I commented about this on your facebook page just before running out the door and left the post open on my computer for when I got back home. Here I am now, and I'm drooling! I adore, love, crave Ruebens.

  21. Oh, my gosh, what a gorgeous Reuben! I'd love to take that sandwich off your hands :)

  22. The Reuben is one of my favorite sandwiches! This looks delicious.

  23. Love these too! Only I use sliced pastrami from the deli instead of corned beef. Super good!


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