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January 14, 2010 / Sarah

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

Pastrami Reuben Melt
Adapted from Damien McEvoy

4 slices dill rye bread
6 slices pastrami
4 slices swiss cheese
4 ounces sauerkraut, drained
butter or margarine for grilling
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped
dash of hot sauce

  1. Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, capers, and hot sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Spread one side of each slice of bread with the butter or margarine
  3. Heat a pan over heat medium heat
  4. Spread each slice of bread with the dressing on the non-buttered side.  Place two slices of cheese, 3 slices of pastrami, and half of the sauerkraut on top of the dressing.  Place a second piece of bread on top, dressing side down.
  5. Place the sandwich in the pan and cook until cheese is melted and is golden brown.  Flip the sandwich and cook until the other slice of bread is golden brown.


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  1. Erin Jones / Jan 14 2010 8:24 pm

    For your lack of liking pistrami, how was it? It looked good and cheesy 😉

  2. Sarah / Jan 14 2010 9:05 pm

    It was actually pretty good! However, I’m not running out to get more pastrami anytime soon. I’m sticking with turkey and ham!

  3. Robert Watkins / Jan 15 2010 12:10 am

    Very delicious! I wanted seconds. And thirds.

  4. Robert Novak / Oct 2 2010 10:40 pm

    To whom it may concern:

    If there is one youtrube video you need to watch – this is it. The truth about the famed REUBEN SANDWICH.

    Please pass it on to your readership. It would be much appreciated. \


    Robert Novak
    A Reuben By Any Other Name

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