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Corned Beef Sandwiches

My daughter shared this recipe with me. It's become a favorite of our entire family.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings


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


  • In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chili sauce, sauerkraut, corned beef and Swiss cheese. Spread over 15 slices of bread, about 1/3 cup on each; top with remaining bread. Lightly butter the outside of sandwiches. Toast on a hot griddle for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with Thousand Island dressing if desired.

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  • joycerm53
    Jan 6, 2018

    These sandwiches are great! I made them with diced leftover corned beef. I used the shredded Swiss cheese, but next time I will use pepperjack. I think the extra "kick" will be good. Joyce Moynihan Volunteer Field Editor.

  • lizhug
    Mar 23, 2013

    Fine sandwich but this is NOT a corned beef special. A true New York or Philly deli style corned beef special is made thusly: 2 slices of really good rye bread schmeared with russian dressing, a generous layer of cole slaw, and thinly sliced corned beef, piled HIGH (anywhere from 2 to 4 inches). No cheese. No sauerkraut. Anything else is just NOT a corned beef special.

  • cmdspd
    Jan 20, 2013

    Was great with pepper jack cheese and mustard added also.

  • gen-dig
    May 5, 2012

    No comment left

  • cheercoach1915
    Mar 20, 2011

    I made this years ago.. it is FANTASTIC!!! I of course love horseradish and added fresh horseradish from my back yard. I add the Thousand Island Right to the mix and since I don't like rye, I use other breads. But this mix is so fantastic that even my children like it and they don't care for sauerkraut!!!! If you love Reubens you'll probably love this too!