How to make 10 types of Reuben/Rachel Sandwiches

How to make a Reuben or Rachel sandwich

10 Ways to make a Reuben

If you like sandwiches then you are in for a treat. There are a couple of ways to make a Reuben or Rachel sandwiches and I've compiled them here for you all. I also included my own 4 original Reuben sandwiches. If you don't know what a Reuben it contains sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, corned beef sandwich served on rye bread and finish off with a thousand island dressing. Today I will post the original recipes and some new ones for you to try out, invented by ME!. Now let's set straight the Reuben-Rachel issue. If the sandwich is made with corned beef then it is a Reuben. If the sandwich is made with pastrami, then it's a Rachel. There's a bit of controversy as to who invented the sandwich but I've done some common sense thinking and feel that it was the Lithuanian guy. Now his name was actually Reuben but the fact is there are many versions created thereof and the style and chief ingredients is what makes it a Reuben.

The History of the Reuben/Rachel sandwich

Rumor has it that one of two men created the sandwich which is globally loved. A Lithuanian guy who lived in Omaha, Nebraska named Reuben Kulakofsky invented the sandwich stemming from a weekly poker hangout spot. The year was 1920 and the eatery was based inside the Blackstone Hotel. It took the likes of many poker players who played there who dubbed themselves " The Committee " to make the sandwich common. The recognition came from the hotel owner who entered the sandwich in to a contest that he won and made it national.

Another story talks of a German deli owner based in NY inventing the sandwich who has no ties to the name itself. The deli was called Reuben's Delicatessen and the year he acclaimed it was 1914.

I will now teach you how to make a Reuben/Rachel sandwich. I have 10 recipes. Six are nationally known but 4 are mine. I have labeled my original recipes as DRG's Reuben 1,2 3 and 4. All these sandwiches are going to be made the same way, they just have different ingredients. I am posting the recipes first. At the bottom of the all the recipes you will find the directions which is applied to every recipe. There's 10 recipes on my list but only one way to cook a Reuben sandwich. All sandwich recipes are for 1 serving.


#1 Classical Reuben Sandwich


2 slices of rye bread

thousand Island dressing (apply too your liking)

sauerkraut

3 slices of Swiss cheese

5 slices of corned beef

1 tablespoon of soft butter


#2 Rachel Sandwich


2 slices of rye bread

thousand Island dressing (apply too your liking)

sauerkraut

3 slices of Swiss cheese

5 slices of pastrami

1 tablespoon of soft butter


#3 A Vegetarian Reuben


2 slices of rye bread

thousand Island dressing (apply too your liking)

sauerkraut or coleslaw

3 slices of Swiss cheese

1 tablespoon of soft butter


#4 A Blue Reuben Sandwich


2 slices of rye bread

thousand Island dressing (apply too your liking)

sauerkraut

blue cheese (to your liking)

5 slices of corned beef

1 tablespoon of soft butter


#5 A Grouper Reuben


2 slices of rye bread

thousand Island dressing (apply too your liking)

coleslaw

3 slices of Swiss cheese

1/4 pound of grouper

1 tablespoon of soft butter


#6 A Turkey Reuben

2 slices of rye bread

thousand Island dressing (apply too your liking)

sauerkraut

3 slices of Swiss cheese

4 slices of turkey

1 tablespoon of soft butter


#7 A Cuban Reuben - A DRG Reuben #1


2 slices of rye bread

thousand Island dressing (apply too your liking)

mustard

sauerkraut

3 slices of Swiss cheese

1/4 pound of roasted pork

a slice pickle (dill)

1 tablespoon of soft butter


#8 A Greek Reuben - A DRG Reuben #2


2 slices of rye bread or pita

Taziki sauce (apply too your liking)

sauteed onions

feta cheese

1/4 pound shaved leg of lamb

hummus

1 tablespoon of soft butter


#9 A Mexican Reuben - A DRG Reuben #3


2 slices of rye bread or tortilla

thousand Island dressing (apply too your liking)

sauerkraut

2 slices of Swiss cheese

1 slice of cheddar cheese

5 slices of corned beef

1 tablespoon of soft butter

salsa

(mix salsa and dressing together)


#10 DRG's Hungry Man Reuben


2 slices of rye bread

thousand Island dressing (apply too your liking)

sauerkraut

coleslaw

3 slices of Swiss cheese

5 slices of corned beef

potato wedges

Brummel & Brown spread

olive juice (from the bottle)


Now to make one....


Directions;

You want to prep your meat if need be by slicing to your liking. Cook any meat that needs to be cooked before you begin messing with vegetables. Next place your meat on one slice of bread then dress your other slice with your dressing. Add your cheese and additional ingredients on top of the cheese. Use the butter in a pan and compile your sandhich in the pan. Slightly toasted on both side after flipping and you are good to go.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Sounds great! Thank you.


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Deborah-Diane 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Wow! These Rueben sandwiches sound fabulous. Thanks for all the variations.


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djeff37 5 years ago from Converse, TX

Liking sandwiches like I do I guess that I will have to try some of these recipes. Thanks for the post.


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ravenblueu 5 years ago from Somewhere Tropical

It's my first time to know that there is bread called rye bread, I don't think we have this in our country. Love the recipes, maybe I can substitute and use different a kind of bread. Thanks! Voted up!


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Alexander Props 5 years ago

This is nice!


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Stump Parrish 5 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

You have given me a couple of ideas for one of my all time favorite sandwiches, thanks


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AccessoriesLove 5 years ago from NYC

My Mouth is Watering!! Yummmy!


Megan 4 years ago

mmmmmmmmmm


F S 4 years ago

Rachel uses COLESLAW!

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