Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwich – the perfect solution for leftover corned beef after St. Patrick’s Day!  Served with a quick sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing, this Reuben Sandwich is so good!

reuben sandwich made in the slow cooker

The Reuben Sandwich

A Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwich is in fact, perfect for leftovers, but let’s be honest, you are going to want to make a second (and third) corned beef just for this Reuben sandwich. I have a secret  not so secret addiction to slow cooker sandwiches and this Reuben is almost my favorite one.

Truth: my favorite one is this amazing Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich that is a huge hit on the blog already. They’re ridiculous and we love them and I need to stop making them. Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches are perfect for leftover corned beef after your St. Patrick's Day dinner with a quick sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.

Easy Reuben Sandwich Adjustments

The best part about this Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwich is how incredibly easy the recipe is. It is based on the Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner I posted last week and takes just a couple of alterations in crafting the Reuben sandwich.

You can also use the recipe for the Crispy Slow Cooker Corned Beef, but just realize there won’t be cabbage in that one so you may want to grab a jar of sauerkraut. If you want to switch things up? Try topping that crispy corned beef with these Roasted Cabbage Steaks. Reuben Sandwich ingredients include Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing

How Do you Make a Reuben Sandwich – My tips:

  • We add a bit of apple cider vinegar to the cabbage that was in the slow cooker and a few caraway seeds.
  • Thousand island dressing is an easy authentic and flavorful choice for the dressing. Don’t have any? I have a recipe for it below in the recipe card!
  • Want the corned beef for your Reuben sandwich to be even crispier? Broil it for 30-45 seconds on the top shelf of your oven for deliciously caramelized slices of corned beef. Alternately, you can brown them in a skillet on medium-high heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Butter the hoagie roll lightly before toasting. Trust me on this, it is infinitely better!

Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches are perfect for leftover corned beef after your St. Patrick's Day dinner with a quick sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.

Want some more fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipes?

All Things Corned Beef Dinner:

Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwich with sauerkraut

All Things Mint:

All Things Rainbows:

How do you make a reuben sandwich with leftover corned beef

Tools Used in the making of this Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches:
Slow Cooker: Love this slow cooker and how programmable it is, it has been a workhorse for me… until…
My New Slow Cooker: This recipe was made in this slow cooker. I browned the chicken in the cast aluminum insert before cooking the chicken on low, so I didn’t have a second pan to clean. For larger roasts, I also brown the meat in the insert and not lose a bunch of the flavor by transferring the meat and leaving the browned bits behind. If you’re thinking of a new slow cooker, consider it if your budget is open.
Sauerkraut: If you want to skip the cabbage or ran out, this is the basic style that works best on the sandwiches.
Thousand Island: My absolute favorite brand, I also LOVE their blue cheese dressing and have eaten it since I was a kid growing up.

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Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches are perfect for leftover corned beef after your St. Patrick's Day dinner with a quick sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.
Yield 4 Sandwiches
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

Thousand Island Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Quick Sauerkraut:

  • 1 cup cooked cabbage from Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Sandwich Ingredients:

  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound cooked corned beef from Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Instructions

Thousand Island Dressing:

  • Combine all the ingredients and let sit.

Quick Sauerkraut:

  • Combine all the ingredients and let sit.

Sandwich:

  • Cut the hoagie rolls in half and butter them.
  • Toast the hoagie rolls.
  • If desired broil the corned beef in the oven for 30-45 seconds.
  • Spread thousand island dressing on both sides of the roll, then layer with corned beef slices, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese.

Notes

The cabbage and the corned beef are taken from the Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner recipe on this blog.

Nutrition

Calories: 794kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 2365mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 37.6mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 13mg
Keyword: Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwich

 

how do you make a reuben sandwich with swiss cheese, and sauerkraut

Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches are perfect for leftover corned beef after your St. Patrick's Day dinner with a quick sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.
Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches are perfect for leftover corned beef after your St. Patrick's Day dinner with a quick sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.
Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches are perfect for leftover corned beef after your St. Patrick's Day dinner with a quick sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.
Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches are perfect for leftover corned beef after your St. Patrick's Day dinner with a quick sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. In spring we use very often sandwiches as we love to stay all day out! Your Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwich looks amazing! And is full of good stuff!

  2. Reuben’s are a family favorite here. I must try your slow-cooker method. Looks amazing!

  3. i’d be perfectly happy eating leftover corned beef with steamed cabbage and carrots, but with cheese and fluffy bread and thousand island?! i think i can make a little bit of space in my stomach for this sandwich (;