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My mom's favorite sandwich is a Rueben. I created this sandwich just for her.
Recipe Notes

My mom loves a good Rueben Sandwich.  She has been asking me to find a place here in Houston that serves one.  We tried a few but she wasn't impressed.  A few weeks ago she came in for a visit, I decided to try my hand at making her one.

I've only eaten a Rueben maybe once or twice, so I'm no expert as to what a Rueben Sandwich should taste like.  I did some research to see how the sandwiches are typically prepared.  I decided to create my own recipe.


  • Uncooked Corned Beef Brisket
  • Sauerkraut
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Slap Ya Mama
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Peppercorn Medley
  • Yellow Mustard Seeds
  • Onion
  • Beef Broth
  • Thousand Island
  • Jewish Rye Pumpernickel Deli Swirl
  • Olive Oil

The ingredients I used are fairly simple and were easy to find.


  1. Season the Corned Beef Brisket with Slap Ya Mama (or seasoning of choice) and Smoked Paprika. Season generously.
  2. Add to crockpot.
  3. Cover meat with Beef Broth.
  4. Add Peppercorn Medley.
  5. Slice onions. Add to crockpot.
  6. Cook on High heat for 3 - 4 hours or until tender.
  7. Once cooked, Remove from the crockpot. Use a knife to slice the corned beef. Depending on how you want your sandwich would determine the thickness of the slices. Add back to the crockpot.
  8. Saute the sauerkraut with a little olive oil. 1 -2 minutes. Set Aside.
  9. Toast the bread.
  10. Build your sandwich. Thousand Island on both breads.
  11. Add Swiss cheese on one side. Put in the oven until melted or use a skillet to melt the cheese.
  12. Add Brisket.
  13. Add Sauerkraut.
  14. A little more thousand island.
  15. Simple and easy.

This sandwich was a winner!  My mom was so happy for her sandwich. She loved it.