Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Panini-Style Reubens

I am usually not a fan of canned meat products, but canned corned beef makes a delicious Reuben sandwich. We had these for dinner tonight, fixed panini-style on my double burner grill pan. The inside has a velvety texture that plays wonderfully against the crispy, toasted outside. The secret to this is combining the corned beef & sauerkraut before assembling the sandwiches. Mike likes his with Thousand Island dressing, but I prefer mine without.

Panini-Style Reubens
2 tablespoons butter
8 slices rye bread
1 can corned beef (Hormel)
8 slices Swiss cheese
1 cup sauerkraut, drained
2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing

In a small saucepan, combine corned beef & sauerkraut. Break corned beef apart with a fork as it heats. Heat through.

Heat a grill pan over medium heat while lightly buttering one side of bread slices. Spread non-buttered sides with Thousand Island dressing. Top 4 pieces with 1 slice swiss cheese, 1/4 corned beef mixture & second slice of cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered side out. Grill sandwiches until both sides are golden brown, about 5-7 minutes per side, pressing down firmly with spatula. Serve hot.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Ruebens are the best - yours looks delicious.