corned beef, so I bought one for considerably less. Not the same as bragging rights.
Then of course came deciding what to do with the resulting meat. I'm not a massive fan of the Reuben, but I kind of like it. My problem is the Thousand Island dressing, because I don't really like the stuff. It's the sweet pickle relish. I don't like sweet pickle anything, and routinely pick them out of my hamburgers. (I learned long ago never to make more than one adjustment when ordering off a menu, so I always choose that one thing to be the mayo or 1,000 Island, which you can't pick off.) Looking at how I planned to alter the recipe, it was pretty close to Papa Smurf's Special Sauce, so I just made that.
I decided to do the variation of the sandwich that includes mustard, to finish off an open jar of Beer Mustard. Instead of buying sauerkraut, I opened a jar of kohlrabi relish. Same taste, and it's still veggies.
8 slices rye bread
1/4 C 1000 Island dressing
1/4 C mustard
8 thin slices Swiss cheese
1 lb thinly sliced corned beef
1 C sauerkraut
1. Lay out bread slices in pairs, insides facing up. Spread 1 Tb thousand island on each top, and 1 Tb mustard on each bottom. Lay a slice of swiss on every bread slice. Top with 1/4 lb corned beef per sandwich, a little on each face.
2. Warm up sandwiches in the microwave for 30 seconds.
4. Spoon 1/4 C of drained sauerkraut on each sandwich. Close, cut in half, and serve warm.
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