3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons refrigerated sauerkraut (such as Bubbies), drained and divided
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
8 ounces tempeh
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 1/4 cups water
8 (1-ounce) slices whole-grain rye bread, toasted
2 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
Est. added sugars 2g
How to Make It
Place Greek yogurt, ketchup, 2 tablespoons sauerkraut, and mustard in a mini food processor; process until smooth.
Cut tempeh in half horizontally; cut each half into 4 slices, forming 8 pieces. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add vinegar, soy sauce, dill, and caraway, stirring constantly. Add tempeh; cook 1 minute on each side. Add 1 1/4 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until water evaporates, turning tempeh occasionally.
Preheat broiler to high. Place 4 bread slices in a single layer on a heavy baking sheet. Divide cheese evenly among bread slices. Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts. Top cheese with about 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture, 1 1/2 tablespoons onion mixture, 2 pieces tempeh, and about 3 tablespoons sauerkraut. Spread remaining yogurt mixture evenly over 1 side of remaining 4 bread slices. Place bread, yogurt side down, on top of sauerkraut.
I made the sandwich according to the instructions and it was good but I made a few adjustments the second go around. I added salt to the yogurt 'thousand island sauce'. I sliced the onions into strips instead of chopping them and I added a bit more soy. I only used 1/4 tsp caraway bc I don't like too much of it, and I used fresh dill. The other reviews weren't very good but I thought this was a great vegetarian version of a Reuben.
A lot of work for a very disappointing result. Basically, it had no flavor despite the fresh sauerkraut and the long list of ingredients. Unfortunately, it is not a substitute for a real Reuben sandwich.