Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Vegan Reuben Sandwich

Reuben Sandwiches are without a doubt an 'American' thing. I don't think I've ever seen one on any menu in the UK to date - but that doesn't stop me loving them, they're the ultimate comfort food. If you've never heard of it before - it's traditionally corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and thousand island dressing on a toasted sandwich. My 'veganised' version uses seitan and yummy homemade dressing instead!


2 slices rye bread
vegan margarine
1 cutlet homemade seitan
1/4 jar sauerkraut 
1 slice vegan cheeze
2 tbsps vegan mayonnaise
3 tbsps tomato ketchup
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar

To assemble your sandwich you'll want to first make the dressing. Combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, onion & garlic powder and white wine vinegar and leave to stand for 5 - 10 minutes. It's even better if you make it in advance and keep it in a jar in the fridge.
Spread margarine on the outsides of the rye bread slices, then layer inside the rest of the ingredients. Use a liberal amount of dressing and way more sauerkraut than you think you need!
Toast your sandwich until golden brown - ideal on a panini press, but you can do it in a hot pan in a pinch.

1 comment:

  1. I love reuben's so much and I'd be so excited if I saw one on a menu in the UK. until them we'll just have to keep on making our own, I made an amazing one with french toast instead of regular bread an it was EPIC!