My husband wanted a Reuben sandwich. Had I known how easy, tasty and satisfying these would be I would have made them a long time ago. I think he will be requesting these again! Sandwiches can be a real crowd-pleaser when they are made with the right combination of ingredients. This sandwich has great bread, quality meat, cheese, homemade dressing and sauerkraut for the zing. Oh, and don't forget to include a side salad so no one ends up vitamin deficient. Some sandwiches can't do everything.
8 slices rye bread
1/2 pound beef pastrami
8 slices Swiss cheese
2 cups sauerkraut, drained
1 cup Thousand Island dressing (see recipe below)
Toast bread in toaster. Toasting may be optional for you. Heat butter in skillet over medium heat then reduce to low heat. For each sandwich, place 2-3 pieces beef pastrami, 2 slices of Swiss cheese and 1/2 cup sauerkraut. Heat sandwiches in skillet until cheese begins to melt. Remove and place 1/4 cup of dressing on one of the bread slices from the sandwich. Serve.
Thousand Island Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons pickle relish
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
Combine ingredients in bowl until blended.