Corned Beef Sandwich with Swiss on Rye

This Corned Beef Sandwich with Swiss on Rye Sandwich is SO deliciously amazing! Put that leftover corned beef to use by layering on rye bread with cheese, homemade Russian dressing, pickles and then grill to perfection!

I have a major sandwich crush going ON and I’m so excited to tell you all about it.

If a Reuben and a Cuban sandwich had a sandwich-baby (a Creuban perhaps??) well my friends, this would be it and I’m infatuated.

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It’s no accident that every year I make an extra large corned beef brisket on St. Patrick’s Day strictly for the leftovers. I absolutely love to have leftover corned beef cubed up in breakfast potato hash with a fried egg on top with its cascade of drippy yolk. Have Mercy. I also like it stuffed in-between bread for the ultimate corned beef sandwich. Yeah. Definitely all up IN a sandwich.

If you’re ever wondering what to do with leftover corned beef. The answer: THIS SANDWICH.

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In this kick butt sandwich, thin slices of corned beef are layered with Swiss cheese, pickles and only the BEST homemade, from scratch, scrum-diddly-umptious Russian dressing everrrr. All of that is snug as a bug in between two slices of really good rye bread and then buttered and grilled. The cheese melts, the bread crisps and that dressing just oozes, covering evvvverything.

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First things first, make the Russian dressing. It’s SO incredibly easy! Start by adding about 1 tablespoon of minced yellow onion into a bowl with 1/2 cup mayonnaise. For a little kick, you could add some horseradish in this dressing, maybe a teaspoon or so? I’m not much of a fan of horseradish, so I do not.

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Measure and add in 2 tablespoons ketchup.

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1/2 to 1 teaspoon of (Frank’s) hot sauce.

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1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce.

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1/4 teaspoon of paprika.

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1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt.

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Stir until smooth…

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…and gloriously delicious. This dressing/sauce is ready to go. You can cover it with plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge (or not) until you’re ready to start slathering.

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It’s sandwich making time. Corned beef- check. REALLY good (seedless- personal preference) rye bread- check. Pickles, Swiss cheese and that bomb-diggity Russian dressing- CHECK!

Let’s do this.

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Butter the bread.

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Slather with a little (or A LOT) of the dressing. Aw-man I could eat this stuff by the spoonful.

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Stack up the corned beef…

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A few pickles, some cracked black pepper….

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Lastly, top with slices of Swiss and the second slices of buttered rye.

Now, I was multi-tasking in the kitchen, making two recipes at once and totally skipped the whole “here’s a picture of the sandwich on my cast iron grill pan” but I’m thinking you get the idea. Sorry ’bout it.

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This is a sandwich you can sink your teeth into. Literally and figuratively.

I made these two Corned Beef Sandwiches for Pat and I yesterday. He had gotten off work early in the afternoon and we had a lunch date at home. After the first bite we started fighting each other off to dunk our sandwiches in that little cup-o-sauce. You may want to double the recipe, just sayin’.

The grilled bread, the corned beef with the pickle and Russian dressing… it’s a delicious, lick-your-fingers-kind-of-messy sandwich and if you have leftover corned beef you MUST make it ASAP. I beg. You won’t regret it.

While you’re at it, make these Black Pepper Parmesan Frico Potato Wedges too!

Enjoy!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Corned Beef Sandwich recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Grilled Corned Beef + Swiss on Rye (Sandwich)

In this kick butt sandwich, thin slices of corned beef are layered with Swiss cheese, pickles and only the BEST homemade, from scratch, scrum-diddly-umptious Russian dressing everrrr in between rye bread and then grilled. The cheese melts, the bread crisps and that dressing just oozes, covering evvvverything.

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

FOR THE RUSSIAN DRESSING:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon finely minced onion

2 tablespoons ketchup

1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Frank's Red Hot

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

FOR THE SANDWICHES:

4 slices of rye bread

butter

Russian dressing

8 to 10 thin slices of corned beef

8 to 10 pickle slices

freshly ground black pepper

4 slices of Swiss cheese

Directions:

In a bowl combine the mayo, onions, ketchup, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and salt. Stir until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Heat a cast iron grill pan over medium to medium-high heat.

Butter two sides of the rye and slather a few spoonfuls of the Russian dressing on the inside of one slice. Next, layer the corned beef, pickles, black pepper, Swiss cheese and remaining slice of buttered rye.

Place the sandwich onto hot grill pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until grill marks appear and the cheese has melted.

Cut in half and devour.

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6 Responses to “Corned Beef Sandwich with Swiss on Rye”

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    Eron — March 19, 2015 at 2:31 am

    I am not sure how you do it, but you manage to make the creation of a sandwich both suspensfull and engaging. Great post. Thank you.

    PS: Do you take your own photographs? They are lovely.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 19th, 2015 @ 12:14 pm

      Hi Eron! Thank you so much for you kind words, you made my morning! And yes, I do take my own photos. It’s my favorite part of this whole blogging gig… well, that and the eating. Ha!

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    Tara — March 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

    How do you fix your corned beef? Do you have a recipe on your site? Do you use the flat or point cut? Love the beautiful pictures! You’ve made me hungry this morning!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 19th, 2015 @ 12:11 pm

      Hi Tara, thank you so much! I typically by the flat cut brisket. I have yet to make corned beef completely from scratch (making my own brine and seasonings are on my to-do list though!) so I typically buy a pre-corned beef brisket from the grocery store and follow this method http://www.simplyscratch.com/2010/03/corned-beef-cabbage.html. Enjoy!

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    Jillian @ Yoga Pants Kitchen — March 19, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I would gladly adopt this sandwich love child. It looks fantastic and I love how you made the dressing from scratch! The store-bought dressing can be a little odd if you ask me!

    Jillian

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — March 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Phew! I’d made corn beef just for this yummy sandwich! The sauce looks delicious too!

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