A Reuben sandwich is possibly my favorite sandwich of all the sandwiches. Seriously, could anything be better? Any time they are on a menu, that's my order. My mouth is watering right now just looking at the pictures. I really really want a reuben right now.
Good news. They take 10 minutes to make - so I can have one right now and so can you. It's the perfect "oops I forgot St. Patrick's Day" dinner or the "I was busy all day and didn't spend hours cooking corned beef" dinner. Or, the "I love a reuben dinner."
Combine together mayonnaise, ketchup, and lemon juice. Let rest.
Butter one side of each piece of bread. Spread the other side with Dijon mustard.
Layer a slice of cheese on top of four slices of bread (on top of the Dijon). Add pastrami equally divided amongst sandwiches.
Top pastrami with sauerkraut and another slice of cheese.
Top cheese with remaining slices of bread and toast the sandwiches over medium heat in a skillet.
Slice and serve with homemade Thousand Island dipping sauce.
1 lb sliced pastrami
8 slices rye bread
2 tbs butter
2 tbs Dijon mustard
1 cup Sauerkraut
8 slices Swiss cheese
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup ketchup
2 tbs lemon juice