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Melty Reuben Burger

Delish logo Delish 7/27/2021 Laura Rege

Tangy, tender, creamy, and meaty—it's hard to beat a Reuben. We swapped corned beef for a juicy beef burger (but don't worry, corned-beef lovers, there's still some in the sauerkraut topper). For the Swiss cheese, we used Sargento® Creamery Sliced Baby Swiss Natural Cheese, made with added real cream for comforting gooeyness.

a close up of a person holding a sandwich: The diner favorite—now with grill marks. © Laura Rege The diner favorite—now with grill marks.

Yields: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 mins

Process Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins


For the Dressing
  • 1/4 c.


  • 2 tbsp.


  • 2 tbsp.

    sweet pickle relish

  • 1/2 tsp.

    Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp.

    fresh lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 tsp.

    prepared horseradish

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Burger


  1. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, Worcestershire, lemon juice, and horseradish. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Make the burgers: Prepare a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush the grill with vegetable oil. In a medium bowl, combine the corned beef and sauerkraut. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. Set out a large piece of aluminum foil and wrap buns in foil. Shape beef into 4 equally sized patties, about 4-inches wide. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Using your thumb, press a shallow indent into the center of each burger. Set both aside.
  4. Place buns on grill and grill until warmed, about 2 minutes. Remove foil package to a plate and keep warm until ready to serve.
  5. Grill patties until crust develops on bottom side, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook 4 minutes more. Top each burger with two slices of cheese, cover the grill, and cook until cheese is melted and meat is no longer pink in center about 2 minutes more. Remove burgers to a plate.
  6. To assemble, arrange burger patty on bottom of bun and pile sauerkraut mixture on top. Drizzle dressing over and sandwich with top bun. Serve immediately.
a sign on the side of a bottle: Sargento® Creamery Sliced Baby Swiss Natural Cheese © Sargento® Creamery Sargento® Creamery Sliced Baby Swiss Natural Cheese

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