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Sauerkraut Sandwich, The Reuben

Updated on November 7, 2014

Reuben Sandwich


Reuben Sandwich

I was born a Midwesterner and when I haven't been home in a while, I start craving the luscious Reuben sauerkraut sandwichs. I'm talking rye bread, corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing, to be precise. I could tear one up right now!

Ok then.

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Tear It Up

If I haven't said it before, I am saying it now, I could tear up a Reuben this second. I would barely taste it, I want it so bad. Just the aroma alone . . .

It is time for me to head back to Ohio, land of my birth, home of my family. OMG, now I am getting teary-eyed. But if you loved Reubens the way I love Reubens . . .

Bavarian Wine Sauerkraut - Once A Cabbage....

Sweet Southern Iced Tea


Give Me A Reuben

Also I get seriously hungry if I see a Reuben, or even if I think about one. This page has been created to acknowledge and to honor the Reuben.

I'll have a sweet tea with that please.

Cabbage Born

The critical ingredient in a Reuben is delicious sauerkraut. Yes indeed, and sauerkraut is made of pickled cabbage. Grilled rye bread, pastrami or corned beef, melted Swiss cheese, oh yeah! Put a scoop of sauerkraut on that and a dollap of rich dressing. Pickle on the side and some chips.

You may think that you've died and gone to heaven. Yeah, it's that good. That's how you know that you've got yourself a sandwich!

Comfort Is An Art Form

There's no comfort like comfort food! This is the law as I say unto you. Sounds like the Soup Nazi on "Seinfeld".

© 2011 Linda Hahn

Any Friend Of A Reuben Is A Friend Of Mine

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      Old Navy Guy 4 years ago

      You gotta love a Rueben. Thanks for sharing

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Love that kind of sandwich.

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      JuliaAnnPayne 5 years ago

      I love ruebens yum yum

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      advicegirl lm 5 years ago

      I should introduce you to my boyfriend... He loves reubens as much as you do! Love the lens, I'll share it with him... even if he makes me go out to get a rueben sandwich for dinner... lol

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      When I liked this lens, it turned out to be my 1300th lens like, and I got a big 50 points for it. Ain't that nice?


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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I didn't realize the poll was actually a quiz so I put stuffed cabbage which is my favorite. I do like saurkraut and when I was in Korea I learned to like kimchee, especially the spicy winter kimchee. A very tasty lens, Linda.


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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I love sauerkraut and reuben sandwiches!

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      My dad and I both love rueben sandwiches! It's fun to share that commonality with him. :)

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      I've never tried sauerkraut.

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      lilblackdress lm 5 years ago

      I spent a couple years in Germany as a kid and the smell of sauerkraut was overwhelming in the school cafeteria, so I never developed a liking for it. But this looks mighty tasty!

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      Now I'm hungry again (just came from the bug buffet lens) but your rueben lens has cured me!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      My mom used to love a good reuben!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Got to agree. They are delicous.

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      LotusLandry 6 years ago from Southern California

      And I was a friend of this sandwich at the Carnegie Deli!

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice to know you friend, I could have Rueben now. Have a nice day.

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Hello friend! I love Reuben sandwiches, too!

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      aishu19 6 years ago

      This looks like a delicious sandwich

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      NYC has the best Rueben's in the world -- unfortunately that's a 4 hour drive from where I now live but reading this I could almost taste one....

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      poutine 6 years ago

      I love a good Rueben Sandwich, so I gues I'm your friend now.

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      ngio64 6 years ago

      I got the most skimpy, disappointing rueben at a Village Inn in Wesley Chapel, FL. Now I am drooling for a real stacked high delicious ruben. MMMMMMM.

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      Susan300 6 years ago

      That sandwich looks *delicious*! :)

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      Zut Moon 6 years ago

      Ruebens are one of the best !!!

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      timo5150 lm 6 years ago

      Its my favorite sandwich but I order without the rye bread when I can. Great lens, thanks for making me hungry

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      davenjilli lm 6 years ago

      My friend makes the hands down best sauerkraut around. Every fall she make hundreds of quarts of this amazing stuff. I think I will try to talk her into using it to make Reubens next tuesday as we do dinner and a Bible study at her house. Now I only need to find the rest of the fixings as high a quality as I can afford to do justice to her Kraut.

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      Allan R. Wallace 6 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

      What a wonderful mixture of distinct tastes. The best ones remain memorable for years.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      it looks delicious. i love stuffed cabbage.

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      bikerchickie 6 years ago

      I've only had a Rueben once before, while visiting Chicago. It was absolutely delicious!

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      You are making me think about a Ruegen sandwich! Oh, they are SO good!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks like a really yummy sandwich!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Choucroute was something we mistakenly tried in Alsace, long ago before we were veggie - makes me cringe just thinking of that stuff - stank of pork fat and pork fat ran all over the table. Sauerkraut on its own is a wonderful dish or side dish so perhaps this tear we'll get around to making some from our own lovely cabbages.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      No beef, thanks - veggie sauerkraut is fine by me! We've not yet pickled our own, though - something we should do.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Never had a chance to taste those, unfortunately. :(

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Oddly, I have never had one of these sandwiches. Good grief! Where have I been all my life?

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      Yummmm! Rueben sandwiches! I didn't use to like them (even though I am still a midwesterner) but something changed a few years ago, and I love them now.

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      DaveHiggsVis 6 years ago

      Have you even made fresh 1,000 Island Dressing for your Rueben? Oh man! It steps it up a million levels. With fresh french fries and home-baked rye...I think I'm drooling a bit.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      I love Rueben Sandwiches

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      I miss many things since we left New York & and an awesome Rueben sandwich is one of them. Loved to be able to grab one on the go (and they were perfect every time) . Now we settle for only having one when we make them. Sure they are still terrific, but it would be nice to be out & to stop for a Reuben for lunch. Now I'm in the mood for one - time to hit the grocery store.

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      AwesomeAuthor 6 years ago

      One of my favorites! Rueben is AWESOME!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I was just talking about a Rueben sandawich over the Weekend, after reading your Lens; now I have to have one!!

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Great sandwich. Love it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love Rhubens and the sauerkraut is a must. The only thing I don't care for is that some restaurants don't drain the sauerkraut enough and you end up with a wet sandwich.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love cabbage but have never really been a fan of the Rueben but my hubby loves them. I will certainly share this with him and enjoyed my visit.

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I love Reuben sandwiches - my absolute favorite!

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I go to Cracker Barrel when I get a hankering for one!

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      KatBar 6 years ago

      Love those sandwiches.