This week, Safeway has Corned Beef ($1.69/lb) and Cabbage ($.44/lb) on Sale. And here’s a great recipe for your Corned Beef and Cabbage leftovers, plus a few pantry items:
Recipe: Ultimate Corned Beef Sandwich
This strategic shopper’s favorite sandwich is a Reuben…maybe because I grew up in Baltimore, near the original Jack’s Corned Beef. Plus I love, sauerkraut, cole slaw and cabbage, so however you make a Reuben – I’m a happy camper. Here are three great recipes for a Reuben:
Recipes by Chef Jimmy Wessman, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando
The Traditional Reuben
Ingredients: • 2 slices rye bread • 1 oz. Russian dressing • 1oz. sauerkraut • 3oz. sliced thin corned beef • 2 slices Swiss cheese • 2oz. butter
Method: In a cast iron pan on moderate heat, melt half the butter. Add sauerkraut and corned beef to the pan keeping them separated. On one side of each corned beef slice, spread the Russian dressing, place cheese on the dressing and reserve. Remove heated corned beef in equal parts to the Swiss cheese, place sauerkraut in equal parts on to the corned beef (this creates half of a sandwich). Melt remaining butter into pan now add the sandwich half’s to the pan sauerkraut side up. As the bread crisps and cheese melts, put the two halves together, now you have the perfect traditional Reuben. Enjoy!
The Modern Reuben
Ingredients: • 2 slices of marble rye bread • 1 oz. Modern Russian dressing • Make your own modern version of Russian dressing: use oven or sundried tomatoes and pickles, mince both ingredients and fold them into your favorite mayonnaise. This is a great complement to any sandwich, including our modern adaptation of the traditional Reuben. • 1 oz. watercress • 2 slices of Swiss cheese • 3oz. sliced thin corned beef • 2oz. butter
Method: Follow the same preparation method as the traditional Reuben. Much like the traditional recipe, marble rye offers great flavor and the unique texture and eye appeal of a Reuben. The sundried or oven dried tomatoes provide great flavor and watercress adds a crisp and peppery element. Creating this adaptation of the traditional Reuben is something you don’t want to miss this St. Patrick’s Day!
Low Cal Reuben
Ingredients: • 1 10 inch tortilla (use any flavor you like including rye , or try 100% whole wheat) • 3 oz. thinly sliced corned beef • 1 slice low fat Swiss cheese • 1 oz. finely shredded cabbage • To taste ground caraway seed • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard • 1oz. water as needed
Method: In a large sauté pan, gently heat the tortilla on both sides. Once you flip it over, place the slice of low-fat Swiss cheese on the tortilla. Remove from pan. Place thinly sliced corned beef into pan with water, caraway and mustard. Bring it to a simmer. Next add heated corned beef to Swiss cheese and tortilla. In the remaining liquid, wilt the cabbage and then add it to the corned beef. Fold the tortilla on one side then fold over the opposing side and roll it (similar to an eggroll). Slice the wrap and enjoy.