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The only valid reasons for which I'll make this dressing is for it to be a condiment on a Reuben sandwich or slow-cooked brats/butcher sausages. I am totally a fan of Reubens. This recipe is my own take and I call it my favorite over every Reuben I have had. For me, a Reuben must be made from a cooked-at-home corned beef brisket or real New York-style pastrami. If either of these staples is not available, I will not consider making a Reuben. When it's time to slice the corned beef I don't let myself be sissified. I cut nice slices about 1/4-inch thick. I leave the fat on.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, horseradish, garlic, chili powder, mustard seed, black pepper, and celery seed together in a bowl. Fold chopped eggs into dressing. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 3 hours.n


Cook's Note:

To make the sandwich, I drain and squeeze the juice from sauerkraut and put it in a frying pan and turn the burner to medium high ( I like the kraut that I find refrigerated; it doesn't seem as acidic). When the kraut begins to sizzle I'll add 2 tablespoons of butter, a roughly chopped onion, a roughly chopped red bell pepper, and 2 teaspoons of caraway seed. I stir continuously until the liquid and butter are no longer gathering on the pan bottom. This is where I add the 'Not Thousand Island Dressing'. Just enough to thoroughly coat the kraut. Now, shut off the burner. Putting all the ingredients together like this slows down or eliminates dripping from the sandwich. At this point I build the sandwiches. I like to serve it on toasted pumpernickel with softened Swiss cheese. On the side will sit a dark ale and one of those monster-size deli dill pickles.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 7.5g; fat 31.1g; cholesterol 84.6mg; sodium 505.5mg. Full Nutrition