What ingredients are in a Reuben sandwich?


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The ingredients necessary to make a Reuben sandwich are Russian dressing, rye bread, corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. Butter is often used as well when grilling the sandwiches. For a lighter sandwich, use fat-free Russian dressing and sliced turkey or chicken instead of corned beef.

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To make a basic Reuben sandwich, spread 6 slices of rye bread with 1 tablespoon Russian dressing. Place Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and corned beef on top of the dressing, and top with another slice of rye bread. Spread the top slices of bread with softened butter, and place the sandwiches in a skillet with the butter side down. Spread the bottom slices of bread with butter.

Cook the sandwiches over low heat for 10 minutes, and then flip them and cook for an additional eight minutes. The bread should be golden brown and the cheese should be completely melted. For a different flavor, substitute honey mustard for the Russian dressing.

For a homemade Russian dressing, combine 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup chili sauce, 2 tablespoons of sour cream, 2 teaspoons chopped parsley and 1 tablespoon minced onion with 1 tablespoon minced dill pickle, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon grated horseradish and 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. This recipe makes 2 cups of dressing, which is enough for six sandwiches.

Make four spicy Reuben sandwiches using 8 slices rye bread, 3 ounces shaved Swiss cheese, 4 ounces of corned beef and 1 cup sauerkraut. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon chili sauce, 2 teaspoons minced dill pickle, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 teaspoon grated onion. Toast bread slices in a broiler, melt cheese on four slices and top with dressing and remaining ingredients.

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