The Pabst Blue Reuben
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The Pabst Blue Reuben

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 sandwich
Author: Nick @


  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 can plus 3 cups Pabst Blue Ribbon beer
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Thousand Island or Russian dressing


  • Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F.
  • Combine flour and 3 cups of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer in a bowl to create beer batter.
  • Preheat a skillet or griddle on medium heat.
  • Place corned beef in skillet, top with Swiss cheese and cover until cheese is melted.
  • Butter bread and place face down on skillet until browned.
  • Top bottom slice of bread with corned beef, cheese and sauerkraut. Spread dressing on remaining slice of bread and place on top of sandwich.
  • Dip sandwich in beer batter, covering it completely and use a spatula to transfer it to your deep fryer or heavy skillet.
  • Deep fry for three minutes or until sandwich is golden brown.
  • Slice sandwich in half, dip in dressing, and crack open a Pabst to drink along with it!