Leftover Corned Beef Casserole (Reuben Loaf)

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:

Reuben CasseroleI 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.

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0 Responses to Leftover Corned Beef Casserole (Reuben Loaf)

  1. Erica says:

    That looks really great — I’d try it if we ever had leftover corned beef but it vanishes too fast 🙂

  2. HOLY crap… Where the hell did you find that video?!?!?!?! And, of course, of the 8000 things going on in it, I have to mention that you can totally see the guitarist’s unit.

    • Yinzerella says:

      One of the guys in my fantasy football league just posted it and I needed to share it with someone.
      The lead singer looks like a distant relative of Scott in Teen Wolf.

  3. Of all the many, many things that I have laughed at here at Dinner Is Served the Winny Pugh thing has really tickled me the most (maybe 2nd to the post where you described how you cooked that whole cow’s tongue). I have watched it a gazillion times. I shared it around at work and everyone laughed like drains. My boss made a fabulous discovery when trying to sing along. You can totally just sing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious if you don’t speak Estonian.

    You realise that they were performing this in an attempt to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest right? I loved the girl in the shot at the end who still had her fingers in her ears.



    • Yinzerella says:

      Yes, I did know that it was Eurovision. I am so pissed that they don’t broadcast that here in the states because I would watch the shit out of that!
      I am glad that you and your coworkers found joy in that video. It really is something else.

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