The Bacon Reuben

The Bacon ReubenNow that April Fool’s Day is over with we can finally get back to business! I ate a LOT of Reuben sandwiches on and leading up to Saint Patrick’s Day this year. After it was over I was actually pretty sick of them. The problem though is that I still had half a loaf rye bread sitting at home on my counter and some Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and sauerkraut in my refrigerator.

Now, I’ve never been one to waste food, so I wasn’t just going to throw all those leftovers away. Instead, I swapped out the corned beef that you normally find in Reuben sandwiches with the one thing that I always have on hand — bacon!

As I recently figured out when I used bacon instead of tortilla chips while making nachos, bacon makes a great substitute for pretty much anything, and with this Reuben it was no different! Yeah, I know, I could have used turkey instead of corned beef like some restaurants do, but I didn’t have any of that on hand either. Plus, for as much as I like turkey if the choice is there between that and bacon I’m going to pick bacon pretty much every single time.

Overall my Bacon Reuben was pretty amazing. I wouldn’t necessarily choose it over a traditional Reuben in most cases, but when you’re sick of corned beef it’s clearly the next best thing.

4 Comments on The Bacon Reuben

  1. Mardi
    April 4, 2013 at 9:28 am (11 years ago)

    Well this sounds amazing! Bacon just makes everything better. Period.

  2. Christina
    April 4, 2013 at 9:48 am (11 years ago)

    I’ve been buying bacon lately (out of my norm), and now I think I know why… If only I liked sauerkraut..

    • Nick
      April 4, 2013 at 9:49 am (11 years ago)

      I’m pretty sure it would be equally delicious even without the sauerkraut!

    • Whammy!
      April 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm (11 years ago)

      The best reuben is a reuben with cole slaw. It’s sometimes known as a Rachel, a Jersey Reuben or the coolest name I’ve heard: Cloak and Dagger.


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