Miss Kardea Brown's Reubens, as seen on the Delicious Miss Brown, Season 6.
Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Kardea's Reubens

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
Just like a Rueben you'd find at a restaurant, my recipe has my own version of Thousand Island or Russian dressing, rye bread, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. What I do differently is saute some onion with the sauerkraut. I love the extra sweetness and crunch it adds to the sandwiches, and I know you will too.


Sea Island Dressing:


Miss Brown's House Seasoning


  1. For the Sea Island dressing: Combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, sriracha, House Seasoning and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. For the Reubens: Melt 1 tablespoon butter with the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sprinkle with a little salt. Cook until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sauerkraut and cook until the mixture begins to brown, about 5 more minutes. Remove the onion and sauerkraut from the skillet to a medium bowl, and set aside. Wipe out the skillet, if necessary, for cooking the sandwiches.
  3. Spread some Sea Island dressing on each of 6 slices of bread, then top each with 1 slice of the cheese, some corned beef, fried sauerkraut and onions and another slice of cheese. Top each with the remaining slices of bread.
  4. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in the same skillet. Add three sandwiches. Cook until each side is golden and crispy, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining butter and sandwiches.

Miss Brown's House Seasoning:

Yield: 5 teaspoons
  1. Stir together the garlic and onion powders, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.