Grilled Reuben

Cuisinart original

A homemade version of the deli favorite.  We also provide you with a very simple recipe for a quick Russian dressing.


Makes 2 panini


4        slices rye bread

2        teaspoons olive oil or unsalted butter, softened

4        teaspoons Russian* or Thousand Island dressing

4        ounces corned beef, thinly sliced

½       cup sauerkraut, well drained

1        ounce Swiss cheese (about 2 slices)

1        tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per panini:

Calories 442 (38% from fat) • carb. 31g • pro. 15g

• fat 13g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 22mg • sod. 780mg

• calc. 108mg • fiber 2g


1 .   Preheat grill in the closed position.

2 .   Brush one side of each slice of bread with the oil . Lay 2 slices of bread on a work surface, oiled side down.  Spread 1 teaspoon of Russian dressing on the inside of each slice and the sandwiches in this order: corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss, evenly dividing the ingredients between the sandwiches.  Top with remaining bread, oiled side up.

3 .   Place sandwiches on the bottom grill plate and close, applying medium pressure to the handle for 30 seconds. Grill panini for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is nicely toasted.

4 .   Allow to rest for about 2 minutes . Cut in half on the diagonal and serve warm.

*For a simple Russian dressing, put the following in a small bowl and stir until fully combined: 1⁄3  cup mayonnaise; 2½ tablespoons ketchup; 2 tablespoons relish; salt and pepper to taste.

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