Reuben Chowder

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Colleen Sowa
from La Crosse, WI

If you love Reuben Sandwiches.... you will love this chowder!!! This is a true comfort food that the entire family will enjoy! What a great way to use up left over corned beef! *** This is not my photo, but one from the internet. ***

serves about 2 gallons
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients

  •   4 lb
    potatoes (diced and cooked in olive oil)
  •   2 large
    onions (diced and sauted in olive oil)
  •   2 stick
    butter
  •   1 lb
    white cheddar cheese (grated)
  •   1/2 gal
    milk
  •   1/2 gal
    heavy cream
  •   1 tsp
    each: black pepper and caraway seeds
  •   1/3 c
    corn starch (more if needed)
  •   1 can(s)
    (28 - 32 ounces) sauerkraut
  •   2 lb
    corned beef left overs (diced)
  • TOPPINGS
  •   10 slice
    dark rye bread (buttered and fried in skillet to make croutons)
  •   1 lb
    swiss cheese (grated)
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How To Make

  • 1
    Make the croutons by buttering both side of each slice of bread. Pan fry the bread slices (like you do a grilled cheese sandwich). Remove from heat, cool slightly, cut bread slices into squares to make croutons. Set aside until needed.
  • 2
    In a skillet, saute the onions in olive oil, until caramelized (don't burn!). Put this in a large kettle.
  • 3
    In the same skillet fry/cook potatoes until tender and gently browned in a little olive oil. Put this into the large kettle.
  • 4
    Add the butter, cheddar cheese, cream and milk and spices. Bring just to a boil and add cornstarch that has been made into a thick "batter" with some of the cold milk. Stirring constantly, cook until this thickens. (If you want it thicker, add more cornstarch mixed with milk).
  • 5
    Add the sauerkraut and corned beef, stirring constantly. When done. remove from heat and serve.
  • 6
    To serve: Put some chowder into a bowl. Sprinkle a little grated Swiss cheese on top. Add a little pile of croutons on top. Sprinkle with more of the Swiss cheese. *** (Optional) Put under the broiler for a couple of minutes until the cheese melts and browns lightly.
  • 7
    *** This is a delicious chowder that reminds you of a Reuben Sandwich!

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