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Cheesy Reuben Sliders with Homemade Russian Dressing

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If you’re a fan of the Reuben Sandwich, then you’re going to love these Cheesy Reuben Sliders! These mini sandwiches are packed with all of the classic Reuben flavors – corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss and Gruyere cheese, and a homemade Russian dressing – all nestled inside King’s Hawaiian buttery rolls. Above all, these small sandwiches are perfect for game day, parties, or just a fun family dinner. This crowd-pleasing recipe is sure to be a hit.

Are you a big fan of corned beef? If so, here are several ways your can prepare it at home, along with a few yummy recipes using corned beef as the star of the show:

Six Cheesy Reuben Sliders sitting on top of a piece of brown parchment paper with chips and a bowl of homemade Russian dressing in the background

WHAT IS A REUBEN SANDWICH?

A Reuben sandwich is a classic deli sandwich made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian or Thousand Island dressing. All of this goodness is sandwiched between slices of rye bread and grilled until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.

Typically, these toasty sandwiches are served hot and often accompanied by a pickle spear and a side of fries or potato chips. The Classic Reuben Sandwich is said to have originated in the early 20th century at the now-defunct Reuben’s Delicatessen in New York City. Ever since, it has become a beloved American classic.

Corned Beef

Corned beef is a type of meat that is typically made from brisket, which is a cut of beef from the breast or lower chest of the cow. The term “corned” refers to the curing process that the meat undergoes, which involves soaking it in a brine solution. Traditionally, the brine is made up of water, salt, sugar, and various spices such as cloves, allspice, and mustard seeds.

The curing process helps to preserve the meat and give it a distinctive salty and savory flavor. Corned beef is commonly used in sandwiches, stews, and other dishes, particularly in Irish and Jewish cuisine.

INGREDIENTS FOR CHEESY REUBEN SLIDERS

King’s Hawaiian Buttery Rolls Any slider buns will do, but these are the best!

Corned Beef – A great way to use leftover homemade corned beef or grab some at the deli counter.

Sauerkraut – Thoroughly drain and squeeze out as much of the liquid as you can.

Swiss Cheese – Sliced or shredded.

Gruyère Cheese – Shredded is best. Can opt to leave out!

Russian Dressing – The classic condiment to a Reuben sandwich. Feel free to substitute with Thousand Island Dressing.

Melted Butter and Caraway Seeds – Brush the top of the buns with melted butter for extra flavor and texture. Caraway seeds are optional. However, the addition of the seeds give that dark rye flavor to the corned beef sliders.

Six uncooked Reuben sliders sitting on a parchment lined baking sheet ready to be baked. Sliders are filled with cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut and the top bun is brushed with melted butter and topped with caraway seeds

HOW TO MAKE REUBEN SLIDERS

These Cheesy Reuben Sliders are so easy to prepare. Honestly, every single bite is packed full of flavor!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the Russian Dressing in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Start assembling the reuben sliders.
  4. Slice the slider buns in half, horizontally, create one large top and bottom (do NOT separate the individual buns).
  5. Place the bottom layer on a parchment lined baking sheet or in a greased baking dish.
  6. Evenly, layer on the Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut and Gruyère cheese (all in that order).
  7. Spread a generous layer of Russian dressing on the inside of the top bun. Place top bun.
  8. Brush top bun with melted butter. Sprinkle on caraway seeds.
  9. Cover and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sliders are heated through.
  10. Remove cover and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and crispy.
  11. Cut and serve with french fries, or potato chips!

SERVING AND STORAGE

Once the Cheesy Reuben Sliders are finished baking, remove them from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Honestly, these little sandwiches are the perfect size for snacking, and they’re sure to be a hit with anyone who loves a good Reuben Sandwich.

These mini Reuben Sliders are a great party food idea, perfect as a game day recipe, and/or for a family dinner. Easily serve with potato chips or hand cut fries, and do NOT forget the pickle!

To store, tightly wrap leftovers in foil or plastic wrap. Place in fridge for up to two days. Reheating is best done wrapped in foil in the oven.

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Six Cheesy Reuben Sliders sitting on top of a piece of brown parchment paper with chips and a bowl of homemade Russian dressing in the background

Cheesy Reuben Sliders with Homemade Russian Dressing


Description

If you’re a fan of the classic Reuben sandwich, then you’re going to love these Cheesy Reuben Sliders! These mini sandwiches are packed with all of the classic Reuben flavors – corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss and Gruyere cheese, and a homemade Russian dressing – all nestled inside King’s Hawaiian buttery rolls. Perfect for game day, parties, or just a fun family dinner. This crowd-pleasing recipe is sure to be a hit.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 package King’s Hawaiian Buttery Rolls
  • 1/2 pound corned beef
  • 3 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 3 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded
  • 5 ounces sauerkraut, drained and liquid squeezed out
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Russian dressing, plus more for serving (see recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

FOR THE RUSSIAN DRESSING:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • two dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 shallot, grated
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the Russian Dressing. Mix well.
  3. Slice the slider buns in half, horizontally. Create one large top and bottom (do NOT separate the individual buns).
  4. Place the bottom layer onto a parchment lined baking sheet or in a greased baking dish.
  5. Evenly, layer on the Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut and Gruyère cheese (in that order).
  6. Spread a generous layer of Russian dressing on the inside of the top bun. Place top bun.
  7. Brush the top bun with melted butter. Sprinkle on caraway seeds.
  8. Cover with tin foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sliders are heated through.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and crispy.
  10. Cut and serve with french fries, or potato chips.
  11. ENJOY!

Notes

  • Sliced deli corned beef can be substituted for homemade corned beef.
  • Double both the sandwich and Russian dressing recipe if making a full package of Hawaiian rolls.
  • Be sure to squeeze out as much of the liquid from the sauerkraut.
  • See post for additional tips and notes.
  • Plan on at least 2 sliders per person.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 sliders

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