Chef Lisa's Reuben Burger


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Chef Lisa's Reuben Burger

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Grilled marble bread with coleslaw, thousand island dressing, burger patty, melted Swiss and pickles

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    The Reuben sandwich — corned beef, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing on pumpernickel bread — originated in Omaha, Nebraska. For the Reuben Burger, Chef Lisa used the same ingredients on an all-beef patty.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    Reuben Burger
    2 lbs. 85%-lean ground beef
    2 tbsp. pickling spice, ground
    ¼ tsp. fennel seed, ground
    4 oz. thinly sliced corned beef
    4 slice(s) Hy-Vee Swiss cheese
    8 slice(s) Hy-Vee Bakery marble rye bread, or Kiev pumpernickel bread, toasted
    1 c. Hy-Vee sauerkraut
    Hy-Vee sliced dill pickles, optional
    Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
    ½ c. Hy-Vee ketchup
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee mayonnaise
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee sweet pickle relish
    1 hard boiled egg, finely chopped
    Hy-Vee salt, to taste
    Hy-Vee ground black pepper, to taste

    Things To Grab

    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Large bowl
    • Meat thermometer
    • Small bowl


    1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium heat.
    2. Make Burgers: In a large bowl, combine beef, pickling spice and fennel seed. Shape into four 3/4-inch patties, about 8-oz. each.

    3. Grill patties on a well-greased rack for 12 to 14 minutes or until internal temperature of patties reaches 160 degrees, turning once halfway through. During the last 1 to 2 minutes of grilling, top patties with corned beef and Swiss cheese, and place bread slices on grill directly over heat to lightly toast. Remove from grill; let patties rest for 5 minutes.
    4. Make Homemade Thousand Island Dressing: In a small bowl, stir together ketchup, mayonnaise, and sweet pickle relish. Stir in hard-boiled egg. Season to taste with Hy-Vee salt and black pepper.

    5. To serve burgers, spread Thousand Island dressing on half of the bread slices. Layer with sauerkraut, corned beef-and-cheese-topped-patties, and pickles. Top with remaining bread slices.

    Nutrition facts


    1100 Calories per serving
    1 burger

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 65g
    • Cholesterol: 195mg
    • Sodium: 1970mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 73g
    • Protein: 58g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 4%
    Vitamin C 8%
    Iron 35%
    Calcium 30%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Summer 2016.