Monday, September 21, 2009

The Perfect Reuben

I love Reuben and so does the Husband. It is a a favorite. This is the first time that I made the bread for the Reuben's too. I made a Reuben stuffed bread (Recipe below), which was amazing. That recipe is what inspired me to make this Rye Bread.

It was a huge hit. My husband loved it! I did not have one! I know, I know! I am trying to lose a few lbs.

Let me just say, it smelled like fall in my home. I made Pumpkin Bread from Baker Babes, Chicken broth (12 cps), Corned Beef, Rye Bread, and I created my own dessert PUMPKIN CHIFFON CAKE!!! I was busy in the kitchen and it was lovely. I will post the Chiffon Cake tomorrow. But for now, drool all over this sandwich!



Rye Sauerkraut Bread

1 cp. sauerkraut, drained
1-2 cups of Swiss cheese, cubed
3/4 cp. hot water
2 TB butter, soft
2 TB molasses
2 tsp. caraway seeds
big pinch of salt
1 cp. Rye Flour
2 1/2 cp. bread flour
1 1/2 tsp. fast acting yeast

Put in bread machine in that order.
If you do not have a bread machine: Add yeast to hot water. Add the water to the molasses, butter, seasoning. Add the flour 1 cp. at a time. Add the cheese.Knead. Let rise 1 hr.
Punch down and add to greased loaf pan. Let rise for another hr. and then bake on 350 for about an hour.


For the sandwich:

1 cp. french fries
1/2 cp. sauerkraut
1/2 lb Corned Beef (I cooked a brisket with its seasoning pack on 250 all day. I think chipped it on my food processor)
6 slices of Swiss cheese
1 TB Thousand Island (I added an extra bit of horseradish for a kick)

I put three slices of cheeses on both sides of the bread. I put the corned beef on the bottom slice of the bread and the fries on the top slice of bread. I topped the corned beef with the sauerkraut and Thousand Island. I closed the sandwich and put in my panini press for 5 min.

30 comments:

  1. Look at the meaty goodness in the center of that sandwich. Looks really yummy! Definitely a filling and satisfying meal.

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  2. Oh my....I am so totally drooling...I love Reubens!

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  3. wow looks amazing with that huge stack of beef!

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  4. This looks amazing! Wish I had room for a breadmaker...

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  5. that sandwich looks serious and delicious!

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  6. OK -- how could you resist one of those? YUM. I'm a total freak for Reubens... we have them maybe once a year around St. Patrick's Day. But, I'm thinking a reuben in September sounds pretty darned good.

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  7. I love Reuben sandwiches! We always get it in a local deli, but next time maybe I can come to your house instead - yours look really excellent!

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  8. wow, that looks awesome! I love Reubens and can't wait to try this recipe. I gave my bread maker away, but will try your alternate method. What kind of fries do you use, I have never tried them on a Reuben?

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  9. can i come over now? :) i'm such a big fan of the good'ole reuben sandwich. yours looks like perfection!

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  10. Holy smokes, this looks good. Like 5 star, I've only gotten reubens at delis, so making your own corned beef and rye bread is mind-blowing.

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  11. I do love a great Reuben and it looks as though this bread would be perfect!

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  12. You know I consider you the Sandwich queen? Well I do. :)

    I haven't a clue what a reuben is. Never heard of it... But WILL be trying it!

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  13. This is one of my favorite sandwiches! I also really like turkey reubens! :P

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  14. Wow. That looks naughty! :) Corned beef reubens are one of my favorite sandwiches.

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  15. wow..you did have a busy kitchen!

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  16. Reuben is one of my all time favorite sandwiches, yours looks out of this world! And with fresh baked rye bread too! Oh my!

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  17. My faaaaaavourite sandwich!!! My favourite Reuben is at Reubens in Montreal. Soooo good! They put it on a great poppyseed bun that holds all the layers and layers of meat in perfectly! Love the sauerkraut you put on top! I've never had a Reuben with that!

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  18. Wow that rye sauerkraut bread sounds awesome! I love a good Reuben...yum!

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  19. Wow, I love this, wish I was eating that right now!

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  20. I am drooling! I love a good Reuben and this looks fabulous!

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  21. The only thing better than sauerkraut on a Reuben... sauerkraut in the bread too!!

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  22. What an awesome bread! I would have never thought to combine all those tasty things in the bread itself. It has to compliment the sandwhich so nicely and the Reuben is my absolute favorite.

    I simply can't wait for that cake recipe. :)

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  23. You're making hungry! Is this your favourite or your kids favourite...ha ha!

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  24. Oh boy does that look good!!! Especially with homemade sauerkraut bread, I don't know what could be better!

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  26. Hi Miranda, First, Happy belated birthday!.

    Love your rye bread. You should submit it to the bread contest on my site. The winner gets a $179 Super Bread bread knife from New West Knifeworks. You can get more info here:

    http://www.phamfatale.com/id_516/title_Pham-Fatale-Bread-Contest

    Let me know if you're interested. All I need is a photo of your bread (for voting) and the link to your recipe.

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  27. The panini press sealed the deal on this delicious looking sandwich!

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  28. Hope the move is going well! Now where's that cake?
    ~ingrid

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  29. I love that you make your own Sauerkraut bread for this sandwich! The sandwich looks and sounds delicious!

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