Roast Beef Reuben Sandwich

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Main Dishes, Recipes | 28 comments

Try this new version of a Reuben. I call it a “Roast Beef Reuben Sandwich”! This sandwich is so delicious with the new combination of flavors that it may become your favorite. My mouth just waters when I think of it. My family loved it!

Roast Beef Reuben

Roast Beef Reuben Sandwich
Recipe Type: Lunch or Dinner Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Author: Phyllis Van Rossum
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Serves: 4
A new combination of flavors make this Roast Beef Rueben Sandwich absolutely delicious!
  • 8 slices of bread- Sourdough
  • Sliced Roast Beef – don’t skimp!
  • 8 slices Gouda cheese
  • Jar of Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage (found ready-made in vegetable aisle) or homemade
  • Coarse Ground Dijon Mustard – optional
  • Butter
  1. Pre-heat skillet
  2. Drain Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
  3. Arrange 8 slices of bread
  4. Place a slice of Gouda Cheese on 4 slices of bread
  5. Layer Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage on top of cheese
  6. Add Roast Beef on top of Cabbage
  7. Top with remaining slice of Gouda Cheese
  8. Spread remaining 4 slices lightly with coarse ground Dijon mustard (optional or serve on the side)
  9. Place those 4 slices with mustard side towards the four cheese-topped sandwiches.
  10. Spread with butter and place buttered side down in pre-heated skillet.
  11. Butter the top of the sandwich while in the skillet
  12. Grill until browned on each side.
  13. While grilling cover with a lid to warm the inside of the sandwich and melt the Gouda cheese

The combination of Roast Beef, Gouda Cheese, along with Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage is fantastic! My husband was skeptical and then after tasting it declared it to be his favorite!! You just have to try it to believe how good it is.

Roast Beef Reuben


Serve with Coarse Ground Dijon or regular mustard on the side. Not a mustard fan? You’ll still love it without it.

Wish you could taste it right now. YUM!

Roast Beef Reuben

Even if you don’t particularly like a corned beef  with sauerkraut Reuben sandwich, I know you’ll enjoy this one! Try it! 



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  1. This sounds lovely & I really want one right now! #sharethejoy

    • My friend tried it and called and raved about it! New favorite sandwich!

  2. This sounds so delicious! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. This looks so unique and delicious! Thanks for linking up to Meetup Monday!

  4. This looks delicious! I love the addition of cabbage. Yummy! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

    • You’ll absolutely love the taste with the Gouda cheese, too!

  5. Yum! Love the combination of sour/sweet/savoury and who doesn’t like melted cheese?! Thanks for linking up at #sharethejoy and hope to see you again soon.

  6. Oh YUM!!! I’ve pinned this so I can add it to my menu for next week’s grocery shopping trip. Thanks for sharing it with Thankful Thursdays.

    • This is one great sandwich! Enjoy!

  7. Double yum! My husband and mom love reubens. I’ll give your recipe a try. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

    • Let me know how you like it! I think it will be a hit!

  8. What a fun take on a sandwich! I’ve never had that cabbage although I’ve seen it in the store – I might just have to try it, now! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday! Hope to see you next week!


    • Make it a priority on your shopping list. You’ll be glad you did!

  9. This looks so good! I use roast beef also, but add coleslaw for the cabbage. I am going to try this. Thanks for linkng to #overthrmoon.

    • I think you’ll be hooked on it!

  10. This looks so good, there is nothing better than a great Reuben! Thank you so much for sharing with us for our 5th Anniversary of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a fantastic week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Looks yummy! I haven’t had a reuben in FOREVER.

    Thanks for joining us on the Alder Collective! Pinning, and we hope to see you again soon!

  12. Good Afternoon Phyllis, My husband loves a good sandwich and he loves roast beef so I just know this is going to be a hit with him. I have never used sweet and sour red cabbage in a sandwich, but I have used saurkraut… looking forward to presenting my husband with this lovely sandwich, he will be one very happy man.
    Best wishes

    • Ah, aren’t you sweet! My husband absolutely loved it so I think you’ll score big on this one!

  13. nom nom! this is one of my weak points – I love roast beef and rubens of any type! simply delish so thank you for sharing your recipe!

  14. Oh my, the gouda and the roast beef, what a combination! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

    • So-o-o-o-o GOOD!

  15. This does look delicious! Have pinned this one for future enjoyment! 🙂 And like Elle in the comments above, I did wonder about the purple in the photo; I would not have guessed it was red cabbage!

    • Yes, it’s sweet and sour red cabbage – a wonderful German food!

  16. I’ll be honest – the purple in the sandwich is what attracted me first, I was dying to know what it was hehe. This looks soo good! Corned beef around here is soo expensive, I’ll have to try this version of a reuben.

    • I believe that you’ll absolutely love this sandwich!

  17. Yummy! I’d like to have one for lunch tomorrow!

    • Do that! It’s delicious!


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