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Sandwich Night Feast

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Sandwich nights can become feasts with a little time and a little imagination! We love these anytime of year! Serve with coleslaw or a hearty bowl of soup. Don’t forget those kosher dills!

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5 from 1 vote

Ruben Sandwich Southern Style

Quick and Easy Game Day or Any Day
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 6
Author: Debbie


  • 2 pounds High Quality Corned Beef -sliced thin
  • 12 slices Marble Rye or Deli Rye
  • 12 ounces Shredded Sauerkraut -we like kraut you can use more or less
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12 slices baby swiss cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Russian Dressing


  • Preheat oven to 350 °
  • Place corned beef in shallow pan, sprinkle with water lightly and cover. Warm through. (about 20 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, cut six sheets of aluminum foil large enough to make a wrapper for each sandwich.
  • Butter one side of each of the 12 slices of bread and arrange 2 slices each, butter side down on each foil sheet.
  • Begin to assemble sandwiches beginning with spreading the Russian Dressing on the face upside of each slice.
  • Remove the warmed through corned beef from the oven and layer half the slices with the warmed corn beef, sauerkraut and a slice of the swiss cheese.
  • Place another slice of cheese on the other slice of bread and place it on top, butter side up.
  • Seal the sandwiches tightly in the foil (use a pharmacy, or package style fold to keep the sandwiches together)
  • Place the sandwich wrappers on a large cookie sheet and place in oven for about 10-15 minutes. (If you prefer to do this stove top, you can place each sandwich between two heavy cast iron skillets (either wrapped or not))
  • Remove the sandwiches from the oven (or stove) allow to cool a bit so you can handle them and slice on the diagonal.
  • Serve each with a kosher dill spear and the extra russian dressing for dipping.
  • Best served hot from the oven!

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  1. Angie says

    This is exactly how I make them and it’s WONDERFUL! You are making me hungry… As always! Love ya and your yummies!