extra lean ground beef
freshly ground pepper
sauerkraut, rinsed, drained
Mix beef, onion and ground pepper together and form 4 patties of equal size about 3/4" thick.
Grill or broil, 4" from souce of heat, for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rear.
Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of sauerkraut on the center of each patty and top with one 1 ounce slice of swiss cheese.
Grill for 1 to 2 minutes, until the cheese melts.
Serve each patty open-face on a slice of toasted or grilled rye bread.
Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of russian dressing.