BEST Reuben Sandwich, Slaw & Homemade Dressing

Reuben, Slaw and Homemade Dressing
Reuben Sandwich with Slaw and Homemade Dressing

You don’t have to wait for St. Patrick’s to make this scrumptious sandwich!  You will want to have this in your regular meal rotation it’s so delicious and easy to make, and I’ll show you how.

This Reuben can be made with slow cooked corn beef, and I have a link HERE to my easy recipe that is amazing! Or you can use deli pastrami if you’d prefer – either way, this sandwich that will satisfy even the heartiest appetite.

 It’s an excellent sandwich to take on an outing, a picnic, or to make ahead for a busy day. 

To make this extra lip-smacking good, I have included my simple to put together broccoli slaw and simple homemade Thousand Island Dressing – both excellent partners that make this sandwich over the top!  

Reuben Sandwich with Homemade Slaw & Homemade Thousand Island Dressing


Rye Bread OR Marbled Rye Bread

Cooked Corn Beef (click HERE for my recipe to cook it yourself, just stop before adding in the potatoes, cabbage, etc.), deli sliced corn beef or pastrami

Homemade Broccoli Slaw, recipe below

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing, recipe below


Directions for assembling the Reuben:

       1- Place a piece of bread on plate.

       2- Generously place cooked corn beef

       3- Spoon mixed slaw liberally over meat

       4- Pour dressing over slaw

       5- Top with another slice of bread



Homemade Broccoli Slaw


1/3  cup real mayonnaise (can use Miracle Whip, but it tends to overpower it with sweetness)

1/8 tsp. celery seed

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. Emerill Original Seasoning

3 tsp. seasoned rice vinegar (vinegar with sugar added)

12 oz. broccoli slaw

5-6 green onions, sliced thin

Directions for slaw:

To make the Homemade Thousand Island Dressing:

1- Combine the mayonnaise, celery seed, garlic powder, onion powder Emerill’s Original Seasoning and rice wine vinegar.

2- Allow to sit 15 minutes to overnight. 

Thirty minutes to 2 hours before serving/assembling the Reuben sandwich:

In a large bowl, combine the broccoli slaw, sliced onions and dressing.

Mix the dressing into the broccoli slaw.


Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator, use within 2 days.Broccoli Slaw 3

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing


1 cup REAL mayonnaise

1/4 cup chili sauce

1 Tbl. minced yellow onion

1 Tbl. minced dill pickle

1 Tbl. minced celery

1 Tbl. sour cream

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

dash hot pepper sauce

1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp. sugar

Salt to taste

Directions for Homemade Thousand Island Dressing:

1- In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well.Thousand Island Dressing2- Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.

Best if used within 24 hours.Thousand Island Dressing 1

To make a mouth-watering fabulous sandwich: lay down some of my easy to make crockpot corned beef, or deli pastrami, a generous helping of the slaw and slather with the homemade sauce.  

You will make all the time it’s so good!!! 

Reuben Sandwich
Reuben Sandwich, Slaw and homemade dressing

Carrie Groneman’s recipe adapted from Emeril Lagasse

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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  1. Oh Carrie, my husband would love this sandwich. Reuben’s are his all-time favorite. I love the idea of broccoli slaw. My broccoli is just about ready to be harvested. Guess I’ll be trying this one sooner than later! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings friend,

  2. Carrie,
    I love, love, LOVE a good reuben and can hardly wait to try yours! I’m always so happy to see your recipes linked up to our party.
    I just popped by today to let you know that I have chosen this delicious recipe as one of my favorites this week on The Yuck Stops Here link party. In honesty I had a hard time choosing between this, your German Potato Salad and your Patriotic Popcorn, all three looked yummy. Please stop by sometime after 8pm ET today to pick up your “I’ve Been Featured” button! You can find this week’s party at http://mommasangelbaby (dot) com/the-yuck-stops-here-13/. Congratulations! HUGS

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