Corned Beef Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jul. 26, 2023
My daughter shared this corned beef sandwich recipe with me. It's become a favorite of our entire family. —Kathryn Binder, Pickett, Wisconsin
Corned Beef Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 12 ounces sliced deli corned beef
  • 20 slices rye bread
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Thousand Island salad dressing, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise and chili sauce until blended. Stir in cheese and sauerkraut. Spread over all 20 bread slices, about 2 tablespoons per slice. Place corned beef on 10 bread slices; top with remaining bread, spread side down. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  2. On a griddle, toast sandwiches over medium heat until golden brown and cheese is melted, 4-5 minutes on each side. If desired, serve with dressing.

Corned Beef Sandwich Tips

What can I use instead of Thousand Island dressing for my corned beef sandwich?

Besides using store-bought or homemade Thousand Island dressing, you could also use Russian dressing on your corned beef sandwich.

What else can I add to my corned beef sandwich?

Besides the classic fixings like Swiss cheese and sauerkraut, you can also add caramelized onions, pickles or pickle relish.

How should I cut corned beef for my corned beef sandwich?

If you pick up deli corned beef, it will already be sliced for you, but if you're making homemade corned beef then you should cut against the grain for your sandwiches. Otherwise, feel free to use shredded corned beef as well!

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 486 calories, 32g fat (13g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1308mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein.