Friday, January 23, 2015

Lower Sodium/Fat Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Sandwich Recipes
The Reuben sandwich is a hot sandwich of layered meat, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, with a dressing. These are grilled between slices of pumpernickel or rye. The meat is either corned beef or pastrami, and the dressing is either Russian or Thousand Island dressing. This still has a good bit of sodium but not nearly as much as the original reuben. Only eat this occasionally and maybe only half a sandwich if on a low sodium diet or just trying to cut out a good bit of your sodium.

This is a very high sodium food normally. We're going to play down that sodium with this version of a Reuben.



Ingredients for Thousand Island Dressing:
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

Ingredients for Sandwiches:
  • 8 slices rye/pumpernickel bread (I hate rye and pumpernickel so I use oatmeal, potato or Italian bread)
  • 8 teaspoons reduced fat butter 
  • 8 ounces turkey pastrami,  or lean corned beef
  • 1 & 1/4 cups sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
  • 4 slices reduced fat - low sodium Swiss 
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown or yellow mustard

Instructions for making
  1. To make the dressing:  Mix all ingredients for dressing in a bowl
  2. Spread 1 teaspoon butter on each slice of bread. Lay on cutting board buttered side down. Spread 1 tablespoon of dressing on each of the 4 slices. Put pastrami/cornbeef over dressing, followed by sauerkraut and cheese. Spread inside of the other 4 slices with mustard and place on top, buttered side up.
  3.  Heat a nonstick electric skillet to medium heat.  Put sandwiches in pan, cover and cook for 3 minutes, until golden brown. Turn sandwiches slightly flattening them some.  Cook for another 2 minutes till brown.  Turn sandwiches again, and cook till cheese has melted completely.

Makes 4 sandwiches

Nutritional Facts: 373 calories, 12g fat 977mg sodium
An original reuben facts: 970 calories, 37g fat, 1340mg sodium




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The recipes on my website are for entertainment purposes and enjoyment only. I am not a chef. I have used my grandmothers recipes over the years and have modified some to my preference.



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