Main Dish

Reuben Sandwich Ring

The favorite sandwich of my dad and husband is the Reuben.  So in honor of them I made the Reuben Sandwich Ring.  Homemade rye bread with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing all rolled and twisted in pull-apart form to be dipped!


2 pkg (4½ tsp) dry yeast
1½ cups warm water (110° to 115°)
2 Tbl sugar
6 Tbl butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp salt
1 cup rye flour
3½ to 4 cups flour
1 Tbl caraway seeds

1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
3 cups grated Swiss cheese, divided
1 cup sauerkraut, drained, patted dry
1/2 – 1 lb corned beef, thinly sliced
Thousand Island for dipping

In large bowl of mixer, dissolve yeast in warm water.  Sprinkle sugar over yeast, let sit until foamy.  Add butter, egg, salt, rye flour, and 2 cups flour.  Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form soft dough (dough will be sticky).  Knead.  Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Roll out dough to a rectangle approx. 20″x12″.  Spread dressing over dough.  Layer filling ingredients in order:  1½ cups cheese over dressing, then sauerkraut over cheese, then corned beef, another 1½ cups cheese (save about 1/2 cup cheese for top if desired).  Roll up, starting with a long side, pinch seam to seal.

Place seam side down on a silpat or sprayed baking sheet, pinch ends together to form a ring.  With kitchen scissors, cut from outside edge to two-thirds toward center of ring at about 1″ intervals. Separate strips slightly, twist to allow filling to show.  Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.  Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and bread is done.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top for last 5 minutes of baking if desired.  Serve with Thousand Island dressing for dipping.  Pull apart, dip, and enjoy!

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