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This is a wonderful version of a Turkey Reuben sandwich that is perfect for St Patrick’s day! I transform the typical Turkey Reuben sandwich by using a red cabbage slaw instead of sauerkraut and I make my own Russian dressing. I use a marble rye bread and a shredded Gruyere cheese that works wonderfully with the combination of ingredients. This is a delicious sandwich that I cannot stop eating!

Russian Dressing (I usually prepare the night before)
¼ cup Mayonnaise, light
¼ cup Sour cream, light
¼ cup Ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Onion, grated
½ tsp Horseradish
2 tbsp Lemon juice
¼ tsp Hot sauce
¼ tsp Paprika
Salt and Pepper

Red Cabbage Slaw (enough for 2 sandwiches)
1 cup thinly sliced Red cabbage
2 tsp Balsamic vinegar
2 tsp Red wine vinegar
2 tsp Sugar

Marble Rye bread
Shredded Gruyere cheese
Smoked turkey

You could purchase a prepared Russian dressing to save time. I typically have the ingredients allowing me to make it fresh. Making your own Russian dressing allows you to control the heat through how much horseradish and hot sauce you add. Purchasing pre-shredded Gruyere cheese saves time in assembling the sandwich.

Russian Dressing
Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until well mixed. Place in a glass container and chill in the refrigerator overnight.

Red Cabbage Slaw
Heat cabbage for about five minutes in a non-stick skillet over medium heat or until it begins to soften. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about 5-minutes or until you have the desired tenderness or crunch.

Kicked Up Turkey Reuben Sandwich
Place Russian dressing on both sides of the Marble Rye bread. On one side, place Shredded Gruyere cheese, smoked turkey, red cabbage slaw, add more cheese and top with the other slice of bread. Place in a non-stick skillet on the stovetop (covered) for 3 – 4 minutes on each side. Let cool for about a minute, slice and enjoy with my Kicked up Baked Chips!

2 thoughts on “Kicked Up Turkey Reuben Sandwich

  1. Seriously, this just looks so good, I may print it and eat it :)

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! I really enjoyed this sandwich. I do not care for sauerkraut so the red cabbage slaw was perfect. I like to make my own dressings and this is a keeper!

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