Reuben On Rye

Colleen Sowa


This is one of my all time favorite sandwiches! When I go out for lunch, this is usually what I would order.

My mother use to make this sandwich when ever she made corned beef...

This was her favorite sandwich too!

You can make with left over corned beef, deli corned beef, or even the cheap corned beef packages. It is all good!

My grandchildren ask to make this a couple times a month, and we make variations because we love to Play With Our Food! ox


★★★★★ 3 votes

1 sandwich
5 Min
5 Min



  • 2 slice
    marbled rye, dark rye bread, any rye bread, pumpernickel (your choice)

  • 5 - 7 slice
    corned beef (sliced thin)
  • 4 - 5 Tbsp
    sauerkraut (drained, squeezed)
  • 2 slice
    swiss cheese (sliced thin)
  • 1 Tbsp
    thousand island dressing

How to Make Reuben On Rye


  1. Butter a slice of bread, place it buttered side down in skillet. Put corned beef on bread, add the sauerkraut on top of the corned beef, put the cheese slices on the sauerkraut and then add the Thousand Island dressing on top of the cheese. Put the second slice of buttered bread on top.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat on both sides, like you would do to make a grilled cheese sandwich.
  3. Cut on an angle, serve with french fries or potato chips and a big old dill pickle! Yum!

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About Reuben On Rye

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Jewish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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