Grilled Ruben Sandwiches

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I ended up freezing a bunch of left over corned beef from St. Patrick’s Day.  I love this stuff, but I like to spread out my meals. The other night, we were all really busy so I pulled the meat out of the freezer and whipped up these tasty sandwiches.  Unfortunately most of my family does not care for sauerkraut, so it’ s not something that is in the house.  These sandwiches turned out great anyway.

I know…two sandwiches in a row.  But we’ve been busy and these were so easy and really good that I just had to share!


Grilled Ruben Sandwiches

sliced marble rye bread

leftover corned beef (shredded or sliced)

sliced swiss cheese

thousand island dressing


Butter one side of each piece of bread.  Place butter side down in a skillet on med to med-high heat. Layer on meat and cheese.  On the other piece of bread, spread thousand island dressing on the non-buttered side and place butter-side up on top of all the goodies.  When one side is golden brown, carefully flip to cook the 2nd side (just like a regular grilled cheese sandwich).  Sandwich is done when cheese is melted and both slices of bread are golden brown.


  1. I think I’d have to skip the sauerkraut too, Wendy! LOL!
    I forgot to mention the other day…if interested, I’d like for you to link up your Pomegranate Lemonade to my new(ish) Garden Variety Wednesday link up. Since you made it with fruit from your yard, it would be perfect!

  2. Looks tasty! I have a package of corned beef languishing in my fridge. This looks like a great way to use it. (N-man totally refused my St. Paddy’s meal. So lame!) The household adults, at least, will be happy!

  3. Matt would love these. We’d have to add the kraut though :)

  4. Hi Wendy,
    I just love a good Ruben Sandwich and this one looks great. Thank you for sharing and have a great week!

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  7. We had these the other night and my hubby was in heaven! We added sauerkraut and put the sammies under the broiler to toast. Super yummy!!

  8. OH My YUM! We love Reuben sandwiches. Even my pickiest eater loves them. He doesn’t eat much variety, but don’t skip the sauerkraut on his.

    Sandwiches are a summer staple at our table. Looking forward to some more!


  9. Rubens are my favorite and I am going to have to try this !!! :)

  10. Elizabeth Jackson says:

    Oh! that looks very yummy and delicious. I always love Ruben sandwiches and we all like it very much. Thanks for sharing this yummy one!

  11. It’s not a true Rueben without the sauerkraut! One of my most favorite sandwiches! The problem is, we never have the leftover corned beef after St. Patty’s day! Have to buy it from the deli if we want sammies.

  12. What a great idea!


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