Photo: James Wojcik

Pressed Reuben Sandwich

Hot and gooey sandwiches are all the rage. This one is a take on the New York deli standby, with a lower meat-to-bread ratio and a spicy Sriracha update to the Thousand Island dressing.  Photo: James Wojcik

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches


  1. Mix the Russian dressing with the Sriracha, using more or less to taste.
  2. Slather about a tablespoon onto one side of all the slices of bread. Layer four of the slices of bread each with 3 ounces corned beef, 1/3 cup sauerkraut, 2 ounces Swiss cheese, and top with another slice of bread. Spread softened butter on the outside of each sandwich, about 1 teaspoon on each side.
  3. Heat a large pan or a Panini griddle over medium heat until hot. Grill each sandwich with a weight on top, until cheese is melted, bread is golden brown, and sandwich is hot, 4-5 minutes on each side. Cut in half and serve immediately.

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