Best Reuben Sandwich (w/ homemade Russian sauce on Grain-Free Bread)

I love sandwiches!  I love a good steak and grilled chicken too, but some of my favorite meals are stuffed between two pieces of bread!  Creating a tasty and hearty grain-free bread has been my mission for the last 16 months.  Something that could hold up to a messy sandwich, a bread that tasted GOOD and one that looked like normal bread.  In my Cookbook, I think I have created the perfect bread, great for sandwiches and paninis!

I have been wanting a panini press for a while but didn’t want to spend the $$$. At least once a month I go to the local Goodwill looking for pretty dishes and a good deal and I came across this cheap version of a George Foreman grill for $2.99. Voila, my Panini Press! 😉 I am so glad I didn’t spend $50-$100 on the real thing! Here is a good deal on a panini press!

My cheapo Panini Press at work (Ham & Cheese)
If you haven’t purchased my Cookbook yet, what are you waiting for?!? 😉  You can also use the Sandwich Bun recipe HERE on the blog but I highly recommend you try the NEW bread recipe in the cookbook!  For this Reuben Sandwich, I baked the bread recipe in (2) 8×8 inch square pans for “square” bread.  This method yields 8 square buns. (Click here for the nut-free buns)

**Note:  If you use the bread recipe from the blog, the recipe has not been adapted to make in the square pans so it would be best to keep it in the bun form.  You can also half the recipe to make fewer buns. 

This sandwich is FILLING!  It’s nice to eat a tasty grain-free bread and not miss the “real” thing!  Hope you enjoy this easy recipe!

Best Reuben Sandwich EVER
Makes 4 Large Sandwiches, 7 Net Carbs Per Sandwich

1 lb thinly sliced corn beef
1/2 to 1 cup sauerkraut (homemade is best)
8 slices Swiss Cheese (or your favorite cheese, I used Munster)
4 square Sandwich Buns, split (Cookbook page 149) or you can use this recipe from the blog)
Salted butter for bread

Homemade Russian Dressing

1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise 
2 tbsp ketchup (no high fructose corn syrup) or crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp sour cream (or for dairy free, use extra mayo)
1/2 tbsp prepared horseradish
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 Kosher dill pickle spear, chopped finely

Blend all ingredients for dressing together in a medium bowl.  Taste for seasonings. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

To Prepare Fixings:

Heat a George Foreman type grill (or frying pan).  Once to temperature, in a few batches, place corned beef on grill and close lid to allow extra moisture to cook out and drip into collection container (make sure you have something to collect juices).  This should only take 1-2 minutes per batch. Set meat aside on paper towels.

Next, add sauerkraut to grill, covering and allowing to “cook” for about 1-2 minutes to allow extra moisture to cook out.  Carefully remove and set aside.  Wipe of grill or pan well after this step.

**Optional:  Place sliced sandwich buns in toaster on medium setting.  This will help the sandwich not get soggy.

To Assemble Sandwich:

Take split sandwich bun and place 1 tbsp of Russian dressing on 1/2 of bun.  Top with 1 slice of cheese, 1/4th of meat, sauerkraut, another slice of cheese and another tablespoon of dressing.  Top with other half of bun.  Smear a little bit of butter on outside of bun.  Place butter side down on George Foreman Grill.  Butter other side of bread.  Close lid on grill and cook for 2-3 minutes or until bread browns and cheese melts.  Carefully remove sandwich and complete other 3 sandwiches.

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  1. says

    I got my panini grill at Goodwill and use it somewhat frequently. Totally love it! I also have a George Foreman grill and it´s great, too. I´ll have to try your recipes. Sounds great. Found your site on Pinterest today.

  2. Missy Kohser says

    Hello! We love your website and I asked for both cookbooks for my bday! We eat very close to the way you do…only a few differences. I saw you said you forgot to make your corned beef ahead of time…do you have a recipe without any sugar? I would love if you could share! I can’t seem to find one. Thank you!

    • satisfyingeats says

      Missy, I am glad you are enjoying my blog! I don’t have a recipe for corned beef that doesn’t call for sugar. Honestly, if you find a good recipe, you can sub raw honey or coconut sugar. When doing a brine, the sugar actually plays a role in allowing the flavors to penetrate the meat (per Alton Brown). Minuscule amounts (if any) actually go into the actual food. Hope this helps!

  3. Theresa says

    I bought your Satisfying Eats cookbook specifically for this recipe. I can’t find it in the book. What page is it on? For the bread recipe. Thanks!

  4. Kim says

    This sandwich has become a family favorite. We love it, and serve it with a salad or Healthy homemade cheetos. Thanks for sharing!

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