The Spiced Beef Rueben

Christmas Beef
New Years Spiced Reuben

I’m a bit of a sucker for spiced beef but I’ve yet to try to make it from scratch. But, I know guy who does though and his spiced beef recipe is well worth checking out!

No, I instead visit the boys in my local butchers, Fenelons and secure my beef from them….it’s award winning and simply incredible. But this year I wanted to try something a bit different instead of the usual cold cut platter hence the birth of my Spiced Beef Reuben.

The traditional Reuben sandwich is a heady mix of Russian dressing, Sauerkraut and Swiss cheese contained within toasted is simply incredible and if you want the really good stuff…..well….ya gotta get yourself to Brooklyn NY!

Or, try this recipe on for size!

WHAT YOU NEED: 1 big assed Rueben

100 grams thinly sliced spiced beef
150 grams Emmenthal cheese
2 tbs mayonnaise
T1 tbs tomato ketchup
6 tbs sauerkraut
4 thick slices sourdough loaf
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1tbs Horseradish sauce (adjust as you want)
Spiced beef MUST be sliced paper thin !


Kick things off by making the incredible Russian Dressing – the heart and soul of this beauty. Add the mayo, horseradish. Worcestershire and tomato ketchup to a bowl and combine well to make a thick sauce. The dressing should pack a punch and be fiery so adjust the Horseradish as you want.

Next build the Reuben in the following layers:

Slice of sourdough

Generous painting of Russian Dressing


Lots of Spiced beef



Slice of sourdough (also painted with the dressing)

Next simply pop under a screaming hot grill and toast up on both sides until the cheese oozes.

So, an alternative to the platter of spiced beef cold cuts – get a bit more exciting with this bad boy!

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