Great Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Classic Reuben Sandwich with Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut and Homemade Russian Dressing,

...and a homemade Russian Dressing
recipe to go with it

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.

Classic Reuben Sandwiches

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:

    On a large griddle (or in batches in a skillet): Butter one (outer) side of each sandwich, using about 1 teaspoon of butter. Place them buttered-side-down on the griddle or skillet and turn the heat to medium. Cook on one side until golden brown, pressing them with a spatula now and then. Butter the other, dry side of the sandwiches and turn them over. Weight the sandwiches with a heavy plate or frying pan, whatever, and cook the second side until golden.

    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 flakes).

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