Slow-Cooker Reuben Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Reuben Sandwiches

Easy enough to make for a weeknight meal or a friendly Oktoberfest gathering. Bring on the beer and the oompah band!

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package (2 pounds) refrigerated sauerkraut
package (2 to 3 pounds) corned beef brisket
cup Thousand Island dressing
slices pumpernickel rye bread, toasted
slices (1 ounce each) Swiss cheese
  1. Place sauerkraut in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Place beef brisket on sauerkraut. (If brisket includes packet of spices, sprinkle spices over brisket.)
  2. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 9 to 11 hours.
  3. Remove beef from cooker; place on cutting board. Cut beef into slices. To serve, spread 1 tablespoon dressing on each toast slice. Using slotted spoon to remove sauerkraut from cooker, top 8 slices toast with 1/2 cup sauerkraut each. Top sauerkraut with beef slices and cheese slice. Top with remaining toast.

    Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
Makes 8 sandwiches
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Serve With
These sandwiches cry out for a good garlic dill pickle, purchased German potato salad or crunchy potato chips and a side of deli slaw.
To make this a portable potluck sandwich, stir the sliced beef into the sauerkraut. Place the dressing in a squeeze bottle (like for ketchup), and set out a basket of rye buns and smaller slices of Swiss cheese to make it easy for guests to make their own sandwiches.
Special Touch
Need a hearty party snack? Build the sandwiches on slices of party rye for a three-bite treat.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 540
    • (Calories from Fat 315 ),
  • Total Fat 35 g
    • (Saturated Fat 12 g,),
  • Cholesterol 110 mg;
  • Sodium 2390 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6 g,
  • Protein 29 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 3 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.