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Homemade Open Faced Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Updated on July 17, 2012
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I always liked going to a deli and getting a Reuben Sandwich (usually with a side order of potato salad and a pickle), but I never knew where the sandwich came from; I always thought since it had sauerkraut it was German. I found out later that it was created in around 1914 at Ruben’s Delicatessen in New York (although there are differing stories about its creation). However; What I was fascinated the most by was that it was originally served open faced. Just one toast piece of bread topped with corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese eaten with a fork and a knife. So, decided to make mine own open faced one: I don’t care the rye bread with those little seeds in it, so I substitute dark Russian rye bread and sometimes pastrami if I can’t get good corned beef. So if you only have pastrami is a good substitute.

Ingredients: (for making four sandwiches)

4 slices of Dark Russian rye bread

4 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing

1 lb. corned beef, sliced

1 26 oz. jar of Sauerkraut

4-8 slices Swiss cheese


1. Toast the bread slices either in an electric toaster or in a frying pan until really crispy but not burnt.

2. Either heat up the corned beef in the microwave or put it in a baking dish and bake it for 10-15 minutes @ 350 degree F, until hot.

3. The sauerkraut can be microwaved as well or put it in a cooking pot and boil over medium heat until hot.

4. When ready to put the sandwiches together, place each slice of bread on a separate plate.

5. Spread a tablespoon of the dressing on either slice of toasted bread.

6. Pile on a ¼ lb. of the corned beef.

7. Top with a heaping amount of hot sauerkraut.

8. Top that with a slice or two of Swiss cheese (the heat from the sauerkraut will melt the cheese)

9. Serve on a plate with a dill pickle and some potato salad if you like and eat with a knife and fork.


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    • Edgar Arkham profile image

      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thank you for reading!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Sounds absolutely delicious! or maybe put it all into a microwave for ten seconds to melt the cheese? as long as it doesn't make it too hard, lovely and simple to do, love it!


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