Make this fuss-free version of the deli favorite easily at home.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 450 degrees. Toast and butter bread. Drain sauerkraut. On a small rimmed baking sheet, pile several slices corned beef on unbuttered side of 1 slice bread and warm in oven, 5 minutes. Remove from oven and top with sauerkraut and a few slices of Swiss cheese. Bake until cheese melts. Spread mustard on other slice bread andplace on top of sandwich. Serve with pickles.


Cook's Notes

Don't forget to season with salt and pepper as you layer your sandwich. Some deli meats can be salty, so always taste-test first.

Reviews (2)

34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5.0 stars
Finally, someone who understands that mustard is so much better than Russian dressing on a Reuben! Loved it. I make a vegetarian version for my husband using thinly sliced tofu browned in olive oil and seasoned with tamari or soy sauce.
Rating: 5 stars
Much prefer mustard to thousand island . Either corned beef or pastrami will do. Just Love Katz's Deli. Best sandwiches and do miss them. (no longer live in NYC) Thanks for this delicious sandwich suggestion.
Rating: Unrated
This is perfect for a filling, quick mid-week dinner! To make it like the famous Katz's Reuben however, the meat is Pastrami and the condiment is Russian dressing (home made) NOT spicy brown mustard. Deeeeeeeelicious!