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Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Reuben Sandwich Recipe
Photo by @amber__eats

This delicious Reuben Sandwich is a classic century old recipe since 1914 in the United States. It is packed with corned beef filling, sauerkraut or coleslaw, ooey gooey cheese and a russian dressing. So yummy!

But the best part is you can make it at home even without the sauerkraut and russian dressing. It is much closer to Filipino’s taste bud.

They’re almost the same or somewhat closer with the alternative ingredients I used. You may substitute it with coleslaw and thousand island dressing.

However, you can always follow the classic recipe which we have provided too.

For some who is not familiar with sauerkraut, it is a finely cut raw cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. It has a distinctive sour flavor and long shelf life. You can purchase it in the Philippines at Lazada in bottles for about a minimum price of 250 pesos.

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Reuben Sandwich Recipe


1 pound thinly sliced corned beef or leftover cooked corn beef
2 tbsp butter – softened at room temperature
8 slices marbled rye or any bread
8 slices swiss cheese, (or any cheese
½ cup sauerkraut, (alternatively coleslaw, recipe below)
¼ cup russian dressing, recipe below
(alternatively: thousand island dressing)


1. Put the corned beef and swiss cheese on one piece of bread.
2. Heap on well drained sauerkraut, spread dressing over sauerkraut.
3. Top with the 2nd piece of bread
4. Melt butter in skillet or on griddle over medium heat.
5. Cook for about 4 minutes grilling the sandwich on both sides.
6. Serve warm. Enjoy!

For Coleslaw Recipe

1/2 small head cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 small onion, finely chopped
mayonnaise, to moisten
salt, pepper and sugar, to taste

Toss together the cabbage, carrots, onion. Put in a tight container.
Season the mayonnaise with some salt, pepper and sugar. Pack in a small covered container.
When ready to eat, toss vegetables with mayonnaise to coat evenly.

For Russian Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
3 Tbs. finely chopped shallots
1 Tbs. prepared horseradish
2 tsp. hot sauce, (such as Cholula)
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. dried mustard
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika

In a medium bowl, whisk all the ingredients. Season to taste. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week

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