Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? No problem! Try some turkey reubens with homemade thousand island dressing! You'll love this delicious twist on a classic sandwich!
- The amounts of the ingredients you will need depends on how many sandwiches you plan to make. Adjust amounts of ingredients to fit your needs.
- Pumpernickel or Rye Bread
- Slices Swiss Cheese
- Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey
- Thousand Island Dressing (1 Cup)
- 1/2 cup Mayo
- 1/4 cup Sour Cream
- 1/4 cup Ketchup
- 1 1/2 Tbs. White Vinegar
- 1 Tbs Sugar
- 2-3 Tbs. minced Famous Dave's Spicy Sweet Hot pickles
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- Make the thousand island dressing by simply whisking the dressing ingredients, mayo, sour cream, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, onion powder and minced pickles together in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Heat up your broiler to hi and get a pan to ready to place the bottom parts of the sandwiches on to go under the broiler.
- I prefer to make this sandwich with pre-toasted bread under the boiler instead of in a skillet on the stove because it's a messy sandwich to try to flip.
- Toast the rye bread in a toaster.
- Line a baking sheet with the bottom part of the sandwiches.
- Spread the bottom bread slices with dressing.
- Top with sliced or shredded leftover turkey.
- Top the turkey with swiss cheese slices.
- Place pan in the oven under the broiler until the cheese melts. Keep an eye on them as this happens fast.
- Top melted slice of swiss cheese with a mountain of sauerkraut.
- Spread dressing on the top slice of toasted rye bread and place it on top of the sauerkraut!
- Serve immediately with pickle spears on the side!
- If you prefer to buy bottled Thousand Island dressing that's totally fine.
- If you prefer regular sweet pickles that's fine. Famous Dave's pickles, however, aren't too sweet or too hot. They give the dressing a kick and a twang without taking over.
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