So, what makes a classic a classic? In food, the Reuben Sandwich Recipe in particular, it's an unbeatable combination of flavors and textures, tested over time.
Reuben Sandwiches are corned beef, turkey, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on rye. Accept no substitutes!
You can purchase the dressing or make your own with the Russian Dressing recipe below.
16 slices rye bread
3/4 cup good Russian dressing
1 pound thinly sliced corned beef
2 cups sauerkraut, very-well drained
1 pound thinly sliced turkey
1 pound Swiss cheese
1/3 cup butter, softened (optional)
Spread the insides of the rye bread with Russian dressing, about 1 tablespoon of dressing each. Distribute the corned beef evenly among the sandwich bottoms. Top the corned beef with sauerkraut, then turkey, then Swiss cheese. Place the remaining bread slices on top.
If you want cold sandwiches, stop there. But if you want Reuben Sandwiches on the heavenly side, grill them, panini-style:
In a panini maker: Butter both sides of the sandwiches and pop them into the panini maker. Cook just until golden brown and a little crispy.
Makes 8 sandwiches.
Russian Dressing Recipe
Combine 1 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon
minced onion, 1 teaspoon horseradish, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce,
and 2 tablespoons fresh, minced parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried parsley