Chef Dad's Open Faced Reuben Sandwiches

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Reuben Sandwich

1 lb. corned beef (thinly sliced from your grocer's deli)
4 slices Jewish rye bread
8 slices Swiss cheese
1-1/2 cups sauerkraut (drained well)
1/2 dup Thousand Island Dressing (your favorite or homemade recipe below)
Butter (softened)

1) Turn oven on to 425 degrees.

2) In a bowl, combine your drained sauerkraut with the dressing and mix well. 

3) Assemble your sandwiches by first dividing your meat into four equal-sized piles. Put a piece of foil along the bottom of a cookie sheet or baking pan then spread some butter on one side of each slice of your rye bread. Put the bread (butter side down) on your cookie sheet then put one pile of corned beef on each of them. Next put about 1/4 of your sauerkraut on top of the meat then 2 slices of Swiss cheese. Put the sandwiches in the oven until cheese turns golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

This recipe makes 4 sandwiches.

1000 Island Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup sweet relish
1 Tbsp. dill relish
1 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Keep refrigerated and in a covered container. This recipe makes about 1-1/2 cups of dressing.

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