The Reuben Sandwich or the grilled Pastrami and swiss is one of my all time favorites. I bought a 2lb package of Columbus Pastrami at Costco and tried it out, this is what I came up with. The pastrami is very lean and melt in your mouth tender. I always like the peppery taste of the outside layer, this pastrami is made from the Round of beef, I would rather have it from the Brisket.
I fry the Pastrami slices to get the natural juices going and bring out the taste. I also fry the kraut to dry it out a bit and top the meat with a Sweet & Hot mustard.
I use a good swiss cheese and steam to melt the cheese.
I butter two slices of Deli Rye Bread and grill the bread, The side the pastrami is on browns the bread faster because of the weight of the pastrami.
I miss the great tasting Deli foods of New York, this is the closest I can come to a quality Grilled Reuben Sandwich.....................Enjoy, don't wait to get to you favorite deli, make one at home............BillyB
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