Mini-Ruben-SandwichesThe big game is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for some appetizer recipes.  The first time I had these Mini-Reuben Sandwiches was over the holidays.  From the moment I tried these cute little sandwiches, I was hooked and I knew I had to make them.  They are the perfect appetizer for a crowd on game day.  Your guests will love the delectable flavor of the warm melted cheese and corned beef.  These little sandwiches will please the heartiest and the daintiest eaters at your party.  One of the great things about this appetizer is that they are easy to assemble, which means you won’t miss any of the game.  It only takes a couple minutes to make these sandwiches.  Then it’s off to the oven they go.  Before you know it they are ready to be served.

Here are the ingredients in this game day favorite.  Thousand Island dressing, a loaf of Cocktail Rye bread, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, corned beef, and butter that is not pictured here. 

rueben ingredientsButter 20 pieces of Cocktail Rye bread and place them on a foil lined baking sheet, butter side down.

buttered side down bread Next spread Thousand Island dressing on each piece.

spreading thousand island

Then drain the sauerkraut and put 2 tablespoons on each piece.

adding saurcraut

Pile the corned beef on each piece.

adding meatPlace a piece of Swiss cheese on each sandwich.

adding cheeseSpread Thousand Island dressing on the top piece of bread and place it on each sandwich.

spreading thousand island on the top

sandwiches togetherButter the top slice of bread for each sandwich.

butter on topBake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Then after the ten minutes turn the oven to broil and broil the tops of each sandwich for 3-5 minutes.

finished sandwichesNow your sandwiches are ready to serve.  So next time you have to feed a crowd at your house for the big game whip up a batch of Mini-Rueben Sandwiches; they are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Mini-Rueben Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 loaf of Cocktail Rye bread
  • 1 jar of sauerkraut
  • 1/2 pound of sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1 pound of sliced deli corned beef
  • 1/4 cup of butter

Instructions

  1. Butter 20 pieces of Cocktail Rye bread and place them on a foil lined baking sheet, butter side down. Next spread Thousand Island dressing on each piece. Then drain the sauerkraut and put 2 tablespoons on each piece. Pile the corned beef on each piece. Place a piece of Swiss cheese on each sandwich. Spread Thousand Island dressing on the top piece of bread and place it on each sandwich. Butter the top slice of bread for each sandwich. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Then after the ten minutes turn the oven to broil and broil the tops of each sandwich for 3-5 minutes.
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