Traditionally made with Montreal Smoked Meat, the Ruben Sandwich is a staple that you will find on every menu in Canada. While you can’t get Montreal Smoked Meat in Australia, corned meat is a great substitute.

Enjoy a traditional Ruben Sandwich at Mollydookers Cafe & Bar at Apple Tree Creek, Childers, or make it yourself.

  • 4 slices rye bread (any bread is fine, but rye is traditional)
  • 400g corned meat, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup sauerkraut
  • 4 slices cheese of choice
  • American mustard
  • 2 pickles to serve

The best way to make a Ruben is to make four “open” sandwiches and then put two halves together to get two completed sandwiches. For a picnic-friendly sandwich, skip the oven. This sandwich is just as tasty cold.

  1. Heat an oven or grill to 180degrees
  2. On a baking tray, place four slices of bread.
  3. Spread mustard on all slices, then top each piece with 100g of meat, a quarter of the sauerkraut and a slice of cheese.
  4. Place baking tray into the oven for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is toasted.
  5. Remove from oven and gently put together two halves, and then repeat.
  6. Cut and serve with a pickle
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