Friday, March 19, 2010

Sunday's Mini Reubens

Sort of a fun "Sunday" family night kind of twist to the traditional Reuben sandwich ... (another contest with no prize, why are they called that?... Give me your comments, please!)

You'll need:
Cocktail Rye Bread (they're the little 2" by 2" square thin slices of rye bread!)
Thousand Island Dressing
Thinly sliced (left over) Corned Beef (or from the deli if it's not less than seven days after St. Patrick's day)
Sauerkraut (or left over cooked cabbage from the Corned Beef feast)
Swiss Cheese.

Preheat oven to 375 to 400 degrees
Place enough pieces of Rye Bread to cover the bottom of a "cookie baking sheet".
Spread a thin to medium-thin layer of Thousand Island Dressing a top the Rye Bread
Pile a couple thinly sliced slices of Corned Beef on top of each square, followed by a scoop of kraut to fit your fancy (my sandwiches are without kraut, please, thank you - Joe's are covered in kraut!)
finally, a slice of swiss cheese makes it "sandwichy", but is not necessary to keep it more "Reuben-esque"  (Lucky for you I don't write all my recipes at night - I'd have made up all sorts of funny words by now!)

put the baking sheet in the oven - sorry, put the "cookie sheet" in the oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.  Of course, if you have no cheese on yours, it's probably because you wanted a sandwich, in which case your sandwich needs another piece of bread, else it's an appetizer, and it needs cheese. Ahh, the debate of the appetizer "sandwich".

Anyway, hope the luck of the Irish is still with you!  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Too fun!! I thought our ruebens came out great. I didnt know my brother "loved" Reubens, and so he was thrilled b/c he said he cant find them on many menues anymore. I dont know if they are on the lowfat side, esp with the cheese, cornbeef and thousand island dressing, but I did try to go light on the dressing and cheese.No worries, the rueben is for sure just a once a year event.