If you like Reubens, you’ll absolutely love these Easy Reuben Sliders. They’re perfect for appetizers, brunch, lunch, or anytime. You can use leftover corned beef or deli-sliced corned beef for these tasty morsels.
Ingredients: Here’s What You’ll Need
The ingredients needed to make these delicious sliders are basically the same as needed for a regular Reuben.
- Corned Beef: Corned Beef is a key ingredient in these sliders. The other day, I made Sous Vide Corned Beef. Because I had some leftovers, I decided make these delicious Easy Reuben Sliders. I could have also used deli Corned Beef.
- Russian Dressing: Russian Dressing is similar to Thousand Island Dressing, but tends to be a bit spicier because of the addition of horseradish. I like to make my own Russian Dressing, but you could use store-bought or Thousand Island Dressing.
- Sauerkraut: Sauerkraut is finely cut raw cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. I use my own homemade Sauerkraut, but you could also use store-bought sauerkraut.
- Swiss Cheese: Swiss cheese is the typical cheese included on a Reuben.
- while you can either use sliced or shredded Swiss cheese, my preference is to use sliced Swiss cheese.
- Slider Buns: I like to make my own slider buns. For the Reuben sliders, I made Rye Bread Sliders (recipe included below). You could, however, use store-bought slider bunds.
- Unsalted Butter: For that extra special taste, butter the bottom of the slider buns and brush the top of the Reuben sliders with melted butter before sticking them in the oven.
Here’s How I Made the Easy Reuben Sliders:
Since it’s just the Master Taster and me, I only made six of these delicious sliders.
- I started by slicing the slider buns, and spreading some butter on the bottom of the bottom halves. Then, I placed them butter side down on a foil lined baking sheet and spread some Russian Dressing on the bottom of the buns.
- Next, I placed some thinly sliced corned beef on top of the Russian Dressing.
- I placed lots of Swiss cheese slices on top of the corned beef. You can never have too much cheese!
- Then, I topped the slicers with sauerkraut that I had drained well.
- Before placing the top half of the buns on the sliders, I spread them with some additional Russian Dressing.
- Finally, I put the top buns on the sliders, and brushed them with melted butter.
I popped the sliders into a preheated 350°F oven for about 15 minutes, until the cheese had nicely melted.
These Easy Reuben Sliders were absolutely delicious! You should try them. Yum!
Frequently Asked Questions
Sliders are miniature sandwiches. Originally, sliders were miniature hamburgers, but quickly branched out to include a whole host of miniature sandwiches like the Easy Reuben Sliders.
Swiss cheese is generally used for a Reuben Sandwich because of its mild flavor. You could also try provolone or mozzarella cheese because of their mild flavor.
If you don’t want to make your own slider buns, you can try Hawaiian dinner rolls. The slight sweetness of Hawaiian dinner rolls compliment the Reuben slider other ingredients.
Other Reuben Inspired Recipes
If you’re a fan of Reubens like I am, you should try these recipes.
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Easy Reuben Sliders
Easy Reuben Sliders
- 6 slider buns, sliced (See recipe below for Rye Bread Slider Buns) (See Tip 1)
- 2 Tablespoons (1-ounce) unsalted butter, divided
- ¼ cup (2-ounces) Russian Dressing (See Tip 2)
- ½ cup (2-ounces) sauerkraut, drained
- ¼ pound (4-ounces) corned beef, sliced thin
- 4 ounces Swiss cheese, sliced (See Tip 3)
Rye Bread Slider Buns
- 1 cup (8-ounces) filtered water
- ¼ cup (1.75-ounces) olive oil
- ¼ cup (2-ounces) dill pickle juice
- 3 Tablespoons dry potato flakes
- 1 ½ Tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt
- 2 cups (10-ounces) unbleached bread flour
- 1 cup (5-ounces) rye flour
- 1 Tablespoon bread machine or instant yeast
Easy Reuben Sliders
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spread 1 tablespoon butter on bottom of slider rolls. Place on baking sheet lined with non-stick aluminum foil.
- Spread 2 tablespoons Russian Dressing on bottom half of slider buns (1 teaspoon per bun).
- Place corned beef slices on top of Russian Dressing.
- Place Swiss cheese slices on top of corned beef.
- Spread sauerkraut on top of cheese.
- Spread remaining Russian Dressing on top half of slider buns and place on sliders.
- Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Brush melted butter on top of slider buns.
- Bake in preheated 350° F oven for 15 minutes until tops are golden brown and cheese is melted.
- Yield: 6 Easy Reuben Sliders. (See Tip 4)
Rye Bread Slider Buns
- Place all ingredients in pan of bread machine in the order listed. Start the dough cycle. Allow the bread machine to complete the dough cycle.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into 24 equal size balls. (See Tip 5)
- Flatten with hand and place on parchment or silicon lined rimmed baking sheet. Cover with a clean dish towel and allow to rise in a warm place for 60 to 90 minutes, or until doubled in size. (See Tip 5)
- Place rack in middle of oven; preheat oven to 375°F.
- Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven. Remove and brush rolls with egg wash (1 egg mixed with 1 Tablespoon of water). Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack. Yield 24 Rye Bread Slider Buns.
Chula’s Expert Tips
- I like to use homemade Rye Bread Slider buns in this recipe. However, feel free to use store-bought slider buns.
- May use Thousand Island Dressing in place of the Russian Dressing.
- May use shredded Swiss cheese in place of the sliced Swiss cheese.
- Recipe may be easily doubled.
- I always weigh the dough, and divide the total weight by the number of rolls that I’m making. This dough weighed 27.27 ounces. Because I wanted 24 rolls, I made each piece 1.13 ounces!
- I follow Julia Child’s advice and turn my electric oven on for exactly 1 minute and 45 seconds. It doesn’t matter what temperature I set – after 1 minute and 45 seconds, the temperature of the oven is perfect for proofing the rolls.