The Reuben sandwich is a great way to showcase homemade fermented foods. Everything in it is fermented. The sauerkraut, rye bread, cheese… whether you use the traditional corned beef* or the vegetarian alternative tempeh… it’s all fermented!
*Corned beef is not technically fermented, it is salt cured… however, all the other ingredients are fermented!*
Best of all, a Reuben sandwich is seriously delicious.
I’m hoping that this recipe will encourage you to try making your own fermented foods!
- Sauerkraut is a very easy ferment to start off with.
- Dijon mustard is not that difficult either.
- Sourdough rye bread is a no-kneed bread that just requires a bit of patience.
- Cheese and tempeh are definitely more advanced, but still very fun to make! Why not try something new?
The Reuben is the ultimate fermented sandwich. Everything in it is fermented! The sauerkraut, rye bread, cheese… see the section above for instructions for your own DYI fermented ingredients.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Sandwich
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp finely chopped onion.
- Rye bread
- Sauerkraut (drained)
- Swiss cheese
- Thinly sliced tempeh (or corned beef)
- Mix together the ingredients for the Russian dressing in a bowl.
- Lay out two pieces of bread for each sandwich on a cookie sheet and toast under the broiler until just starting to brown.
- Spread a thin layer of Russian dressing on each slice of bread (top and bottom slices) .
- Cover the bottom slice of bread with a layer of corn beef or tempeh, followed by a layer of sauerkraut, and top with Swiss cheese.
- Place the second slice of bread on top of the cheese, then butter the top of the sandwich.
- Broil on low until cheese is melted and the bread is well toasted.
Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, probiotic, easy