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Emeril's Open Face Reuben

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup homemade Thousand Island Spread
  • 8 slices (1/4-inch thick) of Marble Rye
  • 2 cups sauerkraut
  • 2 pounds homemade beef pastrami
  • 1 pound Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup pickled beets
  • 2 cups Cole slaw
  • 8 Kosher dill pickle spears


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the Thousand Island Spread on one side of the bread. Spoon the sauerkraut on top of the Thousand Island and spread evenly. Lay the slices of pastrami on top of the sauerkraut. Lay the slices of cheese over the pastrami. Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet and bake until the cheese melts, about 8 minutes. Serve warm with the beets, cole slaw and pickles.