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Recipe: Hot Reuben Melts
Prep Time: 10 min(s)
Cook Time: 10 min(s)
Total Time: 20 min(s)
Recreating a favorite childhood deli classic, hot Reuben sandwiches.
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. fat free or reduced-fat mayonnaise
8 slices rye or pumpernickel bread
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 lb. sliced corned beef (or use sliced pastrami, roast beef, turkey, ham or vegetarian deli slices)
4 slices Swiss cheese
1 cup sauerkraut or coleslaw
In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the ketchup and mayonnaise to make Russian dressing.
On one side of each piece of bread, spread a thin layer of butter. On the non-buttered side of 4 slices of the bread, layer about 6 slices of corned beef, 1 slice of cheese, 1 large spoonful of sauerkraut or coleslaw, and about 1 Tbsp. of the dressing. Press the top half of each sandwich on so the buttered sides of both pieces of bread are on the outside. (If you have picky eaters, serve the sauerkraut or coleslaw on the side of their sandwiches.)
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the sandwiches on both sides, pressing them down with a spatula, until the outsides are nicely browned, 3 - 5 minutes per side. Remove them from the pan and slice the sandwiches on the diagonal to serve.