Photo: Oxmoor House
Total Time
18 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Some people assume the Reuben was created by the owner of Reuben's Restaurant, a celebrity hot spot in New York City where the sandwich was popular. But the truth is that it was invented by Reuben Kulakofsky in Omaha, Nebraska, as a late-night snack for poker-playing friends.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

To prepare dressing, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well.

Step 3

To prepare sandwiches, place bread slices in a single layer on a heavy baking sheet. Broil bread 1 1/2 minutes or until toasted. Turn bread over; broil 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Remove 4 slices. Divide cheese evenly among remaining 4 slices, sprinkling it over lightly toasted sides. Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts. Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing over the cheese-coated side of each bread slice; top each serving with 1 ounce corned beef, 1/4 cup sauerkraut, and remaining bread slices. Serve immediately.

Step 4

Lighten Up A lower-sodium Reuben Thin slices of rye, low-sodium corned beef, and a prudent amount of well-drained sauerkraut all contribute to a healthier variation that saves you 200 calories, 15 grams of fat, and 600 milligrams of sodium.

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