Friday, June 19, 2009

Reuben Sandwiches

I love Reuben sandwiches however I do not like rye bread. I know I am weird. However I've discovered you can have a great tasting Reuben without needing rye bread. I use sourdough submarine rolls but regular submarine rolls work well too. I cook the corn beef for my Reuben in the oven instead of the crock pot just because I prefer to cook meat in the oven rather than the crock pot. I also used a homemade thousand island dressing but you could use a bottled if you prefer not to make your own. I just find that homemade tastes so much better than the bottled stuff. This is a simple recipe although the cooking time on the corn beef does not make it a quick recipe.

4 lb corned beef, rinsed
Place the corned beef in a baking dish, sprinkle on the packet of seasonings that came with it or use your own combination of spices, add about 1/2 cup water to the dish, and cover the dish. Place the meat in the oven and set the temperature to 325. Cook for 3-4 hours, checking the water to be sure it does not run dry. Turn the temperature of the oven up to 350 and cook until fork tender, about 30-45 more minutes.
Remove meat from oven and let it rest about 10 minutes.
Turn your oven to broil. Cut the submarine rolls without cutting all the way through and place a slice of swiss cheese in the roll. In a small pot place the sauerkraut and heat. Place the rolls on a baking sheet and toast until the cheese is melted and the rolls is slightly toaster, about 2-3 minutes.
Shred the corned beef.
Now to assemble, which everyone has their own way but this is our preferred way:
Fill the roll with corned beef. Top with 1/4 cup sauerkraut and about 3 tablespoons thousand island dressing.

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1 comment:

  1. Reuben Sandwiches always remind me of Delancy Street in Manhattan. We use to go to a place named Katz. I think it may still be there. They made the BEST Reuben sandwiches EVER!!! I should try my hand at it some day. I can't imagine anything but rye bread but I would be willing to try sourdough because it just so happens to be a favorite of mine.

    I checked out your Thousand Island dressing too. It sure looks like the recipe I've used. I'm going to save that link for a future post. The words Thousand Island Dressing were coined by a woman by the name of Georgina May Campbell. I hope to be celebrating her and the dressing on the 27th of this month!

    I was wondering, would you consider "bringing" your Reuben Sandwiches to the online picnic I'm having on my blog? We're playing the Picnic Game I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing... Here's the link if you want to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing, Norah...


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