Go Back
+ servings
Reuben Sandwich recipe on a white plate
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Reuben Sandwich Recipe on Sourdough

A hot, melty Reuben sandwich on sourdough bread.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 498kcal



  • 2 T. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. ketchup
  • 1 T. relish
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice (or vinegar)
  • 1 T. diced onion
  • 1 T. pickled sliced jalapenos (optional)

Sandwich Ingredients

  • 1 T. butter (softened)
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 oz. corned beef
  • 2 slices pepper jack cheese (or 4 slices for an extra cheesy sandwich)
  • ½ cup sauerkraut (drained)
  • 4 slices dill pickles


Thousand Island Dressing

  • Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Other Sandwich Ingredients

  • Spread softened butter on opposite sides of the sourdough bread slices.
  • Spread the Thousand Island dressing on the inside of both slices.
  • Place one slice of bread, buttered-side down, in a warm skillet over low heat.
  • Add sliced corned beef around the bread to warm it.
  • Next, add cheese, followed by sauerkraut. 
  • Once the corned beef is warmed on both sides, add it over the sauerkraut and top it with sliced pickles.
  • If you want to splurge, add two additional slices of cheese and top with the other slice of bread.
  • Grill sandwich until both sides are golden brown. Slice in half and serve.


  • If you don't have corned beef, you can substitute pastrami instead.
  • Be sure to drain the sauerkraut thoroughly or else you may end up with a soggy sandwich.
  • If you have store-bought Russian or Thousand Island dressing, use that instead of making the sauce from scratch.
  • Make sure you use a low heat setting so that the bread doesn't burn before the cheese melts.
  • If the bread is browned before the cheese has melted, microwave the finished sandwich for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • The reason I don't add salt to the dressing is that both the corned beef and the sauerkraut are salty, so adding more salt is not necessary.


Serving: 21/2 sandwich | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 1350mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g