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Grilled Reuben Sandwiches with Homemade Dressing

  • Author: Lynette Rice
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main


Make your own Reuben at home with this grilled Reuben sandwich recipe with homemade dressing.


  • 6 slices rye bread
  • 1/2 pound sliced corn beef
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, well drained
  • 1/2 cup quality mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 T. dill relish
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • dash pepper


  1. First, make your dressing. Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup ketchup, 2 Tablespoons dill relish, 1/4tsp. onion powder, 1/8 tsp. salt and a generous dash of black pepper. Mix it all together.
  2. Drain your sauerkraut well and then stir in 1 1/2 cups into your mayonnaise mixture. Refrigerate until ready.
  3. Thirty minutes before dinner, assemble the reuben sandwiches in the following order:buttered slice of bread, slice swiss cheese, 1/3 cup sauerkraut mixture, 2.5 ounces of meat (or 1/3 of your half pound), 1/3 cup sauerkraut mixture, slice swiss cheese, buttered slice of bread
  4. Grill your sandwiches on low heat and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Flip them over every 5 minutes until the cheese is melted, replacing the foil each time.
  5. Once insides are hot and melted, turn the heat up to medium, discard the foil, and crisp up both sides of bread before serving.