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Classic Reuben

Reuben Sandwich

Piled high with Swiss cheese, corned beef, and sauerkraut, this Reuben Sandwich stays one step ahead of other Reubens by using a homemade herbed butter!

Course dinner, Game Day, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Classic Reuben, Reuben Sandwich, Russian Dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 563 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.com


Herbed Butter

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • 1 pound deli corned beef
  • 1 loaf marble rye bread
  • 1 cup Russian Dressing
  • 8 ounces sauerkraut
  • 12 slices Swiss cheese


Herbed Butter

  1. In a small bowl, mix together butter, garlic, onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and salt. Set aside.


  1. Steam the corned beef by placing a small amount at a time (about 1/4 pound) in a damp paper towel and placing it in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  2. Heat the sauerkraut (cover in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until heated through).

  3. Butter one side of each slice of rye bread using the herbed butter. Place 2- 3 slices of buttered bread on heated skillet or grill pan over medium-low heat.
  4. Layer the Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, more corned beef, and another slice of cheese and top with another slice of bread (butter side up).
  5. Heat until bread slightly browned and crispy and cheese melted about 2-3 minutes. Flip and repeat with the opposite side.