Glee’s Reuben

By Erika on May 10th, 2012 / / 1 Comment

My mother’s favorite sandwich is a Reuben but finding a great Reuben is a rare happening – you might like this version she’s made for friends over the years! She’ll divulge her secret to a great Reuben if you keep it secret!! Ps…you must have
a griddle…

Yield: 2 Reubens

Glee’s Reuben


  • A good Jewish rye bread whole (seeds or not)
  • 1/2-3/4 pounds Thinly sliced high quality corned beef - steamed
  • Swiss cheese sliced to fit 4 slices of bread
  • Steinfeld's Sauerkraut (the best Kraut out there)
  • Thousand Island dressing (recipe to follow)
  • Butter

Thousand Island Dressing :

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced white onion (less or not)
  • 1/2 Tbsp sweet relish
  • 1/4 Tbsp dill relish
  • 1/4 Tsp sugar
  • Combine and set aside


  1. Heat oven to 400' and throw in whole rye bread - bake until crusty, around 10 minutes - remove and cool so it is easy to slice for sandwiches. At the same time steam corned beef quickly in steamer.


  1. spray a little butter flavored Pam on the griddle and GRILL the drained sauerkraut, turning until it is very slightly browned - not only does this dry the kraut out a bit (not too much) but it subtly intensifies the flavor! After trying this you won't want to put "raw" sauerkraut on your reubens again!
  2. Slice 4 slices of rye bread
  3. Lay out slices and spread with thousand Island dressing
  4. Lay Swiss cheese on all 4 pieces
  5. Divvy up the corned beef and put on 2 sides
  6. Spread a bit of Thousand Island dressing on meat
  7. Divvy up the sauerkraut and lay on Corned beef
  8. Close up the sandwiches
  9. On the top slice of each Reuben spread butter, flip the sandwich onto the griddle taking care not to mess up the Reuben and then butter the bread facing you. Grill on the cleaned griddle for 6 or 7 minutes and turn. Put something heavy on each sandwich and cook another 6 or 7 minutes until the cheese has melted and the sandwich is a nice color. No need to butter the griddle because you've buttered the bread.
  10. Turn Reubens out onto a plate and cut at an angle. Serve with potato salad and a good pickle! Yum!!

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  • Beth says:

    Please post a picture of this. Sounds really good.

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