I already made Haluski to use up all of the leftover cabbage from St. Patrick’s Day, but I still had a lot of corned beef left, too. I wanted to do a casserole, but I also wanted to make a Reuben (which is in my top 5 of most favorite sandwiches ever). But I have such a hard time making decisions so I split the difference and combined the two. Brilliant.
The way I made this is so obvious that I don’t even really need to explain to you what I did. But I will anyway:
I put some cooking spray on a loaf pan and filled the bottom with 1/2 a can of sauerkraut, topped that with the shredded corned beef, a mix of 1/3 cup fat-free Thousand Island dressing and 1/3 cup fat free yogurt, and finished it with 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese. Before I started putting the layers together I had cubed some frozen rye bread and put it in the microwave with a couple tablespoons of margarine and used that to top the casserole.
After about 30 minutes or so in a 350 degree oven–
There you have it. Reuben loaf.
Yes, I hate it when things (other than bread) are in loaf-form but I used the loaf pan because it was the perfect size for the amount of beef that I had.
So sue me.
I am sure that there are better versions of this online but this was still pretty good. It tasted just like it was supposed to–Reuben. If I did this again I would put on more rye bread topping (with more margarine) and more corned beef. And maybe a little less sauerkraut. But aside from that, this was a solid dish. I pat myself on the back.
I have a shitton of lamb left from Easter (and when I say “shitton” I mean pounds and pounds) so I am going to try to get a new lamb curry recipe to you soon. In the meantime, since the Reuben Loaf wasn’t the most scintillating of dishes, here is a little ditty from the Estonian metal band Winny Puhh. Which apparently translates to “Winny the Pooh.” Which is the most random name for a band ever. Especially this one. I’m not even going to try to explain this video or put it in context.
I would recommend that anyone with epilepsy avoid this video at all costs, but if not, please press play.