Rueben Loaf


This makes a great appetizer and afternoon snack! It is also good using ham and cheese. beef and sauerkraut

Prep Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
6 servings


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages rapid rise yeast

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup warm water (120 to 130 degrees F/50 degrees C)

  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3 cups chopped cooked corned beef

  • 6 slices Swiss cheese

  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained and pressed

  • 1 egg


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add warm water, mustard and butter; stir well. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

  2. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 10x15 rectangle. Layer corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut in the center third of the rectangle. Use a knife to make cuts from filling to dough edge, approximately 1 inches apart. Folds strips across bread, alternating sides. Cover loaf and let rise in a warm area for 45 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Brush risen loaf with beaten egg. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

694 Calories
32g Fat
64g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 694
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 1556mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 263mg 20%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* 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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