Perfect Reuben Sandwich is the absolute best, so tasty, and easy to make! This sandwich is packed full of corned beef, swiss, and a simple homemade dressing!
Oh, Reuben sandwich...I love you. Seriously, this is always my go-to order whenever we go out for lunch and it's on the menu! I love making them at home for a quick dinner and I crave them on the regular. I know some of you probably have corned beef still sitting in your fridge leftover from St. Patrick's Day, so now was as good a time as any to show you how to use it up!
If you've never had a Reuben but have been curious to try one let me tell you all about it. You start with rye bread, I like swirled but any will do. Layers of corned beef that can be purchased at your deli, or leftover corned beef if you have it. Then lots of melty swiss cheese and tangy sauerkraut! For my version, we have a super easy, less than 5 minutes to stir together, homemade dressing. Typically a reuben comes with a type of Russian Dressing or Thousand Island. Mine is similar, and you can use it or store bought if you prefer.
How to Make a Reuben Sandwich:
- Start by preheating a griddle or a large skillet over medium heat.
- Butter four slices of bread and then flip them over so the buttered side is down.
- Spread some of the sauce onto each slice of bread. You'll want about 1 Tablespoon or so per slice.
- Next, add a slice of cheese, a few slices of corned beef, a good helping of sauerkraut, a few more slices of beef, and one more slice of cheese.
- Place the slices of bread without toppings onto the other side of the bread, buttered side up.
- Cook them on the griddle, turning once for about 5 minutes per side until your cheese is melted.
Perfect Reuben Sandwich
FOR THE SANDWICH:
- 1 Tablespoon Butter Softened
- 4 Slices RyeSandwich Bread
- 4 Slices Swiss Cheese
- ½ Pound Corned Beef
- 8 Ounce Can Sauerkraut, Drained
FOR THE DRESSING:
- ½ Cup Mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoon Ketchup
- 1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle Relish
- 2 Teaspoons Finely Minced Onion
- ½ Teaspoon Yellow Mustard
- ¼ Teaspoon Paprika
- ⅛ Teaspoon Salt
- Heat a griddle pan or a large skillet over medium heat.
- In a small bowl stir together the dressing ingredients until mixed and set aside.
- Place the slices of bread in a single layer on a cutting board and butter one side of each pieces.
- Flip the bread over so that the butter is facing down.
- Spread about 1 Tablespoon of the sauce onto each slice of bread.
- Layer two slices of the bread with a slice of Swiss cheese, some of the corned beef (about ¼ of it), half of the sauerkraut, the remaining beef, and another slice of cheese.
- Place the two buttered slices of bread, butter facing up, on top of the sandwiches.
- Carefully place the sandwiches on the griddle or skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes per side until toasted and cheese is melted.
This rueben sandwich sounds delicious! Love how ya captured the rueben in the pics too! Thanks for sharing :)!
Analida Braeger says
Awesome pictures ! This is one of my personal favorites, We just finished make a bunch of rubens at home for meals 🙂 Good anytime !
Kelly Anthony says
What a great way to use up leftover corned beef. I love making a sandwich that cost $10 at a restaurant and making it at home for way less.
My husband is a huge fan of reubens but I never think to make them. This is going to make for a great Father's Day surprise for him! Making the dressing from scratch is such a great homemade touch!
Rebecca Blackwell says
Reubens are my favorite! I've always just put Thousand Island dressing on them, but I'm going to try your sauce recipe this week. It looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!
Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
Oh my! I need this in my life. Must print your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Nicolas Hortense says
I have never tried making my own Ruben sandwich before but this is definitely inspiring me to give it a go!! Also, I love the colour of the bread!!
I love how you added that simple dressing to the recipe. Such a wonderful way to use up all the corned beef leftovers.
This is definitely the best way to use up any leftover ham! And I love that swirled rye bread!
Heather Perine says
Ooh we are such suckers for this sandwich! But I never think to make it at home. I can't wait to try with your homemade dressing I bet that's a game changer.
Veena Azmanov says
This Sandwich looks awesome. Love your presentation and flavors to making this sandwich yum.