5 from 9 votes
Ultimate Reuben
Ultimate Reuben
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
6 mins
The Ultimate Reuben is piled high with tender thinly sliced corned beef, amazing homemade sauerkraut, tangy Russian dressing, and gooey melted Swiss cheese. All of this goodness is sandwiched between slices of rye bread that have been buttered and grilled. It doesn't get much better than this! Are you drooling yet?
Course: Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: Reuben, St. Patrick's Day, Ultimate Reuben
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 828 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Russian dressing, divided (See Note 1)
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced corned beef
  • 1/4 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  1. Heat skillet over medium heat.

  2. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter on one side of a slice of rye bread. Place butter-side down in skillet.

  3. Spread 1 tablespoon Russian dressing on slice of rye bread in skillet. Top with corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese.

  4. Spread remaining Russian dressing on top of Swiss cheese.

  5. Spread remaining butter on slice of rye bread, and place on top of Reuben, butter-side up.

  6. Cook Reuben 5 minutes over medium heat, or until underside is golden brown. Flip Reuben, and cook additional 5 minutes, or until other side is golden brown.

  7. Serve immediately. Yield: One Ultimate Reuben

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Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Reuben
Amount Per Serving
Calories 828 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 24g120%
Cholesterol 151mg50%
Sodium 2385mg99%
Potassium 546mg16%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Vitamin C 35.8mg43%
Calcium 500mg50%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.