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This is a perfect Easy Reuben Sandwich recipe to use up St. Patrick's Day corned beef. Simple ingredients blend together to form a big flavor sandwich you can enjoy at home. Pan-toasted rye bread, sweet Thousand Island dressing, tangy Swiss cheese, and corned beef.
Every year I almost always have some leftover corned beef from my traditional St. Patrick's day corned beef, cabbage, and potato boil. I was never quite sure what to do with corned beef leftovers until I started making these sandwiches at home.
It is amazing that one of my favorite deli foods, the classic Reuben sandwich, takes just a few simple ingredients combined to prepare at home and is hearty and filling.
Step 1. Place 2 slices of rye bread on a plate. Spread prepared Thousand Island Dressing on one side of each piece.
Add a half-slice of Swiss cheese to each piece of bread. Top with thin slices of corned beef and a tablespoon or two of prepared sauerkraut.
Top with the second slice of bread.
Step 2. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the sandwich to the hot pan. Heat until the bread is toasted to a golden brown. This takes about 3-5 minutes per side.
Step 3. Turn the sandwich and heat until toasted to a golden brown.
Frequently Asked Questions
Corned beef is a brisket cut of beef that has been salt-cured or brined. It is prepared with a seasoning of spices and peppercorns that enhance its flavor.