How To Make A Reuben Sandwich
Knowing how to make a Reuben sandwich can take a normal, boring lunch to a whole new level. A Reuben sandwich is easy to make and loaded with flavor. Just add some french fries or baked chips and a dill pickle spear--lunch is served.
Ingredients needed to make a Reuben sandwich:
- Four oz. of a quality deli sliced corned Beef or deli sliced turkey
- Two slices of Swiss cheese
- 1/3 cup jarred or canned sauerkraut, drained and warmed slightly
- Two tbsp. Thousand Island salad dressing
- Two slices of rye bread
- One tbsp. butter or margarine
- Do the prep work. Begin by gathering all of the ingredients listed above. Preheat a non-stick skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Prepare the rye bread for grilling by buttering one side of each slice and be sure to slightly warm the sauerkraut in the microwave or in a small saucepan until heated through.
- Begin to build the Reuben in the skillet or grill pan. Build the sandwich by placing one slice of rye bread, buttered side down, onto the pan or skillet. Add one slice of Swiss cheese to serve as the "glue" which will hold the sandwich together as it cooks.
- Layer the main ingredients. Continue to layer the ingredients onto the sandwich base. Begin with the corned beef or sliced turkey, then add the warmed sauerkraut and the Thousand Island salad dressing.
- Complete the Reuben. Finish the sandwich by adding a second slice of Swiss cheese to serve as “glue” for the second side of the sandwich. Add the second slice of bread, buttered side up, from the sandwich so that it will face toward the skillet or grill pan when the sandwich is flipped.
- Grill the sandwich. Grill over medium heat for three to four minutes on the first side or until bread is golden brown and the Swiss cheese is beginning to melt. Carefully flip the Reuben sandwich and grill the other side for one to two minutes or until sandwich is warmed through, the cheese is melted, and the bread is also golden brown.
- Slice and serve the grilled Reuben. Remove the grilled sandwich from the pan. Slice down the center or diagonally to make the sandwich easier to maneuver and serve while warm. Serve with a side of extra Thousand Island salad dressing if desired along with oven-baked fries or chips and a dill pickle spear.