Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Reuben Sandwich with Homemade 1000 Island Dressing

Another one of our top ten favorite sandwiches 
is the Grilled Reuben.
 I never buy bottled 1000 Island dressing because 
it's so easy to mix up a batch at home 
with ingredients I already have in the house.
 I dont even measure anymore.
 Just dump in a jar and stir it until
  it looks like 1000 Island dressing.
I don't use it on salads. I like it on sandwiches. 
It's great for a chicken or turkey sandwich. 
It's also good on a BLT, another favorite sandwich.
To Make A Reuben 
you'll need: rye bread, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut,
 pastrami or corned beef, butter or margarine and
1000 Island dressing
 Butter one side of the rye bread slices and 
put them buttered sides together while you
assemble the sandwiches.
 Spread the other side with dressing and
 pile on the corned beef or pastrami
 Top with sauerkraut. Squeeze out any extra juice.
Lay on Swiss cheese slices.
Add more dressing if desired.
 Put it on your preheated grill, or fry pan.
 Top with the remaining buttered rye bread slices,
butter side up.
 Close the grill and grill for about 5 minutes.
If using a fry pan you'll need to flip the sandwich. 
Remove from the pan when the sandwich is
 grilled to a golden brown perfection and
 the cheese is melted.

1000 Island Dressing
1 C mayonnaise
1/4 C sweet relish
1/4 C ketchup
1/4 t salt & 1/4 t pepper
1/2 t tarragon
1 t Worcestershire sauce
dash Tabasco (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a jar.
Store in the refrigerator to use as
sandwich spread.

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  1. Rita,

    I dearly love a good Reuban sandwich. I have made a copy of your 1000 Island dressing and will make some Reuban's this week. I admit to usually buying dressing (Maria's) but will give this recipe a whirl.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  2. Rita:

    If I could have jumped through my iPad screen to grab that sandwich, I would have. It is my favorite. I copied your dressing recipe. The home-made touch always adds to a sandwich. I will definitely try it. Yum!