We love sauerkraut with hot dogs, pork dishes or Ruben Sandwiches. With German backgrounds on both sides of our families, we grew up learning to like dishes which included sauerkraut.
I recent bought thinly sliced deli corned beef as I was craving the taste of a Ruben Sandwich, but we were dieting. So to cut out the carbs, I made "Ruben Rolls."
They're all the same ingredients as a Reuben Sandwich, minus the bread. Two to three of them rolled up with sauerkraut and topped with cheese were very filling, along with a side of extra sauerkraut and a green salad.
These would also make a nice appetizer or addition to a buffet table.
Thinly Sliced Deli Corned Beef, allow two to 3 slices per person
Swiss Cheese or Pepper Jack Cheese slices or shredded
Thousand Island Dressing ( mixture of ketchup and mayo)
Lay slices of corned beef flat, then spread a thin layer of Thousand Island dressing mixed with a bit a horseradish. Spoon sauerkraut down the middle and roll up corned beef slices.
Assemble rolls in a casserole dish and topped each with a 3/4-inch of sliced of Swiss cheese or two to three tablespoons of shredded cheese
Heat in a microwave oven for a few minutes until the cheese melts.
Estimated cost for 4 servings: $5.00 or less.