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Reuben Casserole with Cornbread

Oxmoor House
Yield Serves 6-8
Enjoy this dish, the 1999 first-place winner of the National Cornbread Cook-off from Janice Carver of Bartlett, Tennessee, for dinner or as a hot lunch.


  • 2 (10-ounce) cans sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 6 ounces sliced corned beef, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Martha White Self-Rising White Corn Meal Mix
  • 1/3 cup Martha White self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup prepared mustard of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Layer the sauerkraut, tomatoes, dressing, olives, and corned beef in a 10 1/2-inch cast iron skillet. Top with the cheese. Set aside.

  2. Make the crust: Beat the egg in a medium bowl. Whisk in the buttermilk, milk, and oil; mix well. Add the corn meal mix, flour, and sugar; stir until smooth. Pour the batter evenly over the filling in the skillet. Bake until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

  3. Make the mustard sauce: Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, and onion in a small bowl; stir to blend.

  4. Cut the casserole into wedges and serve with the mustard sauce.

The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook