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Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! Coming from an Irish family, I love St. Patrick’s Day. This year I’m heading to Belize for one of my best friend’s weddings over the actual holiday so I’ve been celebrating early this week. While the exact origin of the Reuben sandwich may be up for debate, almost everyone eats corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day even if you’re not Irish, so I wanted to share a quick and easy recipe to enjoy this holiday!

Corned Beef Reuben

  • 1/4 – 1/2 lb. sliced corned beef
  • 2 slices Irish Swiss Cheese
  • 2 slices marble-rye bread
  • 2 TBSP homemade thousand island (recipe below)
  • 2 – 3 TBSP sauerkraut (optional)

Turkey Reuben (a healthy alternative!)

  • 1/4 – 1/2 lb. sliced turkey
  • 2 slices Irish Swiss Cheese
  • 2 slices marble-rye bread
  • 2 TBSP homemade thousand island (recipe below)
  • 2 – 3 TBSP sweet coleslaw (optional)

Homemade Thousand Island (better than any store-bought kind I’ve ever had!)

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 TBSP ketchup
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Pre-heat your oven to 350 F. On a baking sheet, lay out your two slices of bread and top one slice with cheese, meat, the other slice of cheese, and sauerkraut (if using). Bake for about 5 – 7 minutes until the bread toasts and cheese melts.

While baking, mix together your thousand island dressing. Once out of the oven, spread on a bare slice of bread. Top with coleslaw, if using. And voila! A super easy Irish celebration!

P.S. Coleslaw is also delicious on the corned beef Reuben as well! Feel free to mix around toppings or create one monster sandwich with all of the above! 

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