(1) Turkey Reuben Sandwiches

I know, I know, this is not exactly a recipe, more like a method, but whatever, I needed some guidance! I normally don’t put dijon on a reuben, but it was quite tasty!! They were easy and quick and filling. And a good way to use up that leftover New Year’s Day sauerkraut! YUM!

PS: I used some light butter-spread stuff instead of canola oil.


Turkey Reuben Sandwiches

Source: Cooking Light, OCTOBER 2006
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Smoked turkey stands in for corned beef in this lightened variation of a deli favorite. Serve with a pickle wedge and chips.

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
8 slices rye bread
4 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat, reduced-sodium Swiss cheese (such as Alpine Lace)
8 ounces smoked turkey, thinly sliced
2/3 cup sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fat-free Thousand Island dressing
1 tablespoon canola oil, divided

Spread about 3/4 teaspoon mustard over each bread slice. Place 1 cheese slice on each of 4 bread slices. Divide turkey evenly over cheese. Top each serving with 2 1/2 tablespoons sauerkraut and 1 tablespoon dressing. Top each serving with 1 bread slice, mustard sides down.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 sandwiches to pan; top with another heavy skillet. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden; remove sandwiches from pan, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and sandwiches.

CALORIES 255 (38% from fat); FAT 10.7g (sat 4.8g,mono 3.9g,poly 1.5g); IRON 0.7mg; CHOLESTEROL 44mg; CALCIUM 311mg; CARBOHYDRATE 18.9g; SODIUM 865mg; PROTEIN 19.6g; FIBER 3.4g

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