Campfire Reubens


Started by my mom when I was very young, this sandwich has been a tradition for years on family camping trips. My children and grandchild now insist I make them on all our camping trips. Each person assembles their own sandwich just how they like it, with or without sauerkraut, extra cheese, or any way in-between. Use a permanent marker to label the packets. You'll never want another Reuben that isn't made over a campfire!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 8 slices pumpernickel bread

  • 1 cup Thousand Island dressing

  • ¾ pound deli sliced corned beef

  • ½ pound sliced Swiss cheese

  • 1 cup sauerkraut


  1. Preheat a grill for low heat.

  2. Cut 4 large squares of aluminum foil. Place 2 slices of bread side-by-side on each piece of foil. Spread the bread slices with Thousand Island dressing. Evenly divide the corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut among the bread. Top with a second slice of bread to make a sandwich. Wrap the foil snugly around the sandwich to make a sealed packet.

  3. Place the packets on the preheated grill. Cook, turning every 10 minutes, until the bread is lightly toasted and cheese melted, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

777 Calories
49g Fat
51g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 777
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 2638mg 115%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 512mg 39%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 537mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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