How to Create the Ultimate Reuben Sandwich

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A reuben is a classic American sandwich that is thought to have ties to kosher delis in New York, but in fact, it’s not possible because the sandwich itself isn’t kosher since it mixes meat and milk. Nevertheless, a reuben really gives you all that you want in a sandwich. Bold flavors, sweetness, saltiness, crunch, and acid. So if you’re looking to make yourself a sandwich for lunch that transcends your standard sandwich, this reuben is for you.


  • 3 slices of corned beef
  • 3 sliced of swiss cheese, or less if you prefer
  • 1/2 cup of sauerkraut
  • 2-4 tablespoons of thousand island dressing
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 slices of rye bread


  1. Start by putting a pan on medium heat and once it’s hot, melt the butter into it.
  2. While the butter melts spread the thousand island dressing on both sides of the bread. Then, drain the sauerkraut, layer the bread with the corned beef, the swiss cheese, and finally the drained sauerkraut.
  3. Once the sandwich is assembled and the butter is melted, put the sandwich down and grill on each side until toasty and golden, about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve with deli-style pickles and potato chips and you have the ultimate lunch.