Beef and Veal: Beef and Veal Dishes: Reuben Triple S

Corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on rye - still a classic, yet made over lower-cal!
Per serving: 214 calories and 7.7 g fat
Saves: 494 calories and 36 g fat!

Author: CalorieKing
Date: January 02, 2013

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x sandwiches

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 7 mins

Ingredients:

    The ever-popular, classic Reuben sandwich is traditionally high in calories, fat and sodium. CalorieKing's Recipe Makeover, the Reuben Triple S, trims down the extras substantially.

    By reducing the meat and cheese portions, replacing regular Russian Dressing with a low-cal version of the same, using low-fat Swiss cheese versus regular, using low-sodium sauerkraut, and serving the sandwich open-faced, this Recipe Makeover is a healthier yet flavorful sandwich!
  Recipe Makeover

    4 Tbsp low-calorie Russian Dressing (2.5 oz)
    4 slices rye or pumpernickel bread (up to 1 oz per slice)
    3 1/2 oz thin slices corned beef
    3 1/2 oz low-sodium sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
    4 slices low-fat Swiss cheese

  Traditional Recipe

    2 Tbsp butter
    8 slices rye or pumpernickel bread
    12 oz corned beef brisket, thinly sliced
    8 oz sauerkraut
    8 slices Swiss cheese
    1/4 cup Russian Dressing

Directions:

    Spread Russian Dressing on bread; arrange on a plate.

    Top with corned beef and sauerkraut, then cheese. Place on grill and cook until cheese is melted and browned. Serve hot.

Microwave Directions:

    Spread Russian Dressing on bread. Arrange on plate, dressing side-up; top with corned beef and sauerkraut.

    Heat on MEDIUM 2 to 3-1/2 minutes. Top with cheese and heat on MEDIUM 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve hot.

Variations:

    For a closed sandwich, layer the sauerkraut, corned beef and cheese on half a slice of bread. Grill. Top grilled sandwich with the other half of bread; turn over sandwich and grill bread until browned. Yield: 4 half sandwiches (closed-faced).

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:214 cals708 cals
Kilojoules:893 kJ2,957 kJ
Fat7.7 g43.7 g
Carbohydrates20.5 g41.7 g
Protein15.4 g36.7 g
Cholesterol35.0 mg150.0 mg
Sodium818 mg2,062 mg
Saturated Fat2.7 g19.8 g
Fiber3.3 g5.5 g
Calcium311.0 mg517.0 mg
Total Sugars5.1 g6.9 g

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