These Corned Beef Sliders AKA Reuben Sliders with gooey Swiss cheese, corned beef, homemade Russian dressing, & sauerkraut got rave reviews! Even from the man who had declared his dislike of corned beef for decades!
A Reuben Sandwich is one of my favorite indulgences and both a full-sized sandwich or these sliders are perfect for Corned Beef Leftovers after St. Patrick’s Day.
Corned Beef Sliders
Yes, my half Irish husband does not like corned beef. His mom would make him a steak every St. Patrick’s Day when she served her traditional corned beef and cabbage meal. Imagine my surprise when he grew interested in these corned beef sliders as they were cooking in the oven!
Baked Reuben Sliders in a Casserole
I’ve loved Reuben sandwiches forever! Melted cheese, tender, salty corned beef, the works! When I was younger, I’d order this out for lunch not considering the calorie load with every bite.
But for the youth-challenged folks like me, Reuben sliders are the perfect option. Gone in 4 or 5 bites, I get my fix and dream about the next time I can justify making another batch! Plus these are perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day corned beef leftovers!
Tips for Making these Corned Beef Sliders
- You can definitely use your leftover St. Patrick’s Day corned beef for this recipe. Just slice it very thin. I used deli corned beef which makes it super easy.
- Homemade Russian dressing is super simple to whisk together. But if you’re short on time, look for a decent brand of store-bought Russian salad dressing to use instead.
- I lined my baking dish with parchment paper for easy cleanup. This is totally optional.
- There are a couple of other optional steps, including sprinkling the tops with grated Parmesan and a quick stint under the broiler to brown the tops. If you elect to broil, do not walk away or your buns could easily burn.
Questions About The Reuben Sandwich
Where Did the Reuben Originate?
The Reuben sandwich was reportedly named for Arthur Reuben who once owned Reuben’s Delicatessen in New York City. His original version was made with ham and was introduced around 1914. The corned beef version was served at a poker game in Omaha in 1955. It grew in popularity after it was entered and won a national sandwich competition in 1956.
What is in a Reuben Sandwich?
Served cold or grilled, the classic Reuben starts with sourdough rye bread. It’s generously filled with sliced corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut along with a Russian dressing sauce made with mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce.
What's the Difference Between a Reuben and a Corned Beef Sandwich?
A Reuben is just a specific type of corned beef sandwich using the ingredients listed above.
What is the Sauce in a Reuben Sandwich?
The sauce is a Russian Salad Dressing, made with mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce. Use a good store-bought version if you don’t want to make your own, but this retro salad dressing is delicious on tossed salads, too.
More Corned Beef Recipes You’ll Love:
- Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Classic Reuben Sandwich from Country Cleaver
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew from Barefeet in the Kitchen
- Irish Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Smoked Salmon Reuben Sandwich (a seafood twist on the Reuben)
- Plus More Main Dish Recipes
Homemade Russian Dressing:
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons horseradish
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 package slider buns (12 count)
- 1/2 pound sliced corned beef, freshly cut deli version preferred
- 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
- 12 slices Swiss cheese (about 8 ounces)
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- Parmesan, to sprinkle over sandwiches, if desired
Preheat the oven to 350º.
Make homemade Russian dressing by whisking together mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Cut slider buns in half horizontally. Place the bottom buns in an oven safe dish (I did not separate them).
Spread dressing on buns. Layer with half the corned beef, half the cheese, the sauerkraut, the rest of the corned beef and the rest of the cheese. Add the top buns.
Make the butter topping by mixing together all the ingredients. Drizzle over buns. May sprinkle with more Parmesan if desired.
Cover the buns with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and sandwiches are heated through. Remove foil and broil for just a minute if desired.
Cut into individual sliders and serve warm.
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Serving Size:2 sandwiches
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 1025mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 25g