The Real Reuben

The Real Reuben

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"Dark pumpernickel rye, heaped corned beef, drained sauerkraut and imported Swiss cheese make this sandwich something special."

Ingredients 8 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 874 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 874 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 58.7 g
  • 90%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 36 g
  • 72%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 2716 mg
  • 109%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bread on baking sheet or broiling pan. Layer corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese on top of bread slices.
  2. Broil on high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until cheese has melted. Serve hot with Thousand Island dressing.
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I am laughing reading these reviews, watching the pains everyone's taking to assemble it right! Hehe. Anyway, my "build" idea is this (seems complicated, but it's not). Heat the empty tray under the broiler. Meanwhile, LIGHTLY toast the bread -- you just want it dried out, not actually toasted. Butter the sides of the bread that will face down. On one slice, stack corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese on top; on the OTHER slide, stack beef, cheese, then kraut on top. Take the baking sheet out, place the two stacked halves next to eachother, and broil. When done, slide them off with a spatula, top with dressing, and combine. Now you have altnerating layers of heaven, and the bread should be buttery, crunchy, not burnt, and not soggy. GREAT recipe! :)


Great sandwich - definitely the "Real" deal! This is a classic and I guess that's why it's one of my favorites. This was so good and so easy to make. If you use good quality ingredients you'll end up with a good quality sandwich. I toasted by bread lightly first with a bit of butter then assembled it and heated it in the oven until the cheese was nice and melty. I used "Thousand Island Dressing II" from this site. Perfect for a quick meal - YUM!


Oh my gosh, this is soooo good! One of my absolute favorite sandwiches! That being said, here is my method for making "grilled" sandwiches- toast the bread in the toaster, assemble the sandwich, place it on a plate in the microwave for 1 minute (or less). You get the toasted texture and melted cheese without frying it in butter. This also works for grilled cheese, tuna melts, etc.