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The Best Toasted Reuben Sandwich with Homemade Dressing

Course brunch, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy lunch, easy recipe, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • pretzel burger rolls, or any bun, your favorite variety
  • ½ pound corned beef, deli sliced or leftover from my Instant Pot Corned Beef more or less to taste
  • ½ pound swiss cheese, deli sliced more or less to taste
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained more or less to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter or ½ stick

Chipotle Aioli

  • ½ cup mayonaise -
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice, fresh
  • ¾ teaspoon chipotle chili powder or chipotle hot sauce more or less to taste
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Homemade Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons chipotle aioli or dressing per sandwich more or less to taste
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon canned pimentos
  • 1 teaspoon` Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

Instructions

Chipotle Aioli

  • In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, chives, garlic, lime juice, and chipotle chile powder or chipotle hot sauce.
  • Adjust amount of chipotle to taste.

The Best Toasted Reuben Sandwich

  • Preheat your oven to broil.
  • Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil and set aside.
  • Place all ingredients at your workstation.
  • Slice your buns in half, place on your prepared sheet and put in the oven until browned and toasted.
  • Remove toasted buns from your oven.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  • Place corned beef on the bottom first.
  • Next place sauerkraut on top and then cheese.
  • Bake open faced at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, spread some aioli and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Skillet Reuben Sandwiches

  • Prepare the Reubens by heating a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Slice the pretzel roll in half (if it hasn’t already been done), and spread a dollop of the homemade dressing on the inside of the roll.
  • Layer one side of the pretzel roll with alternating slices of Swiss cheese and corned beef (2 slices of each per sandwich from deli or leftover from my Instant Pot Corned Beef.
  • Repeat for each sandwich.
  • Grease the skillet with a tablespoon of butter and place the sandwich on the skillet and firmly press the sandwich down (I like to use a cast iron press and leave it on top of the sandwich while it cooks). 
  • Grill the Reuben until the bottom side is golden brown before carefully flipping the sandwich and pressing it down while the other side grills to golden brown as well.
  • Place 2-3 spoonful’s of sauerkraut on top followed by another slice of corned beef and Swiss cheese, and finally the remaining half of the pretzel roll.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy every bite.

Homemade Dressing

  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
  • Prepare the dressing by combining the mayonnaise, chili sauce, horseradish, paprika, canned pimentos, and Worcestershire sauce in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth. Pour the dressing into an airtight container and chill in the fridge overnight, or for at least 3-4 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy every bite!