Recipe courtesy of Damien McEvoy

Pastrami Reuben Melt

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Vegetable oil, for grill

16 ounces sliced pastrami

8 ounces sauerkraut, drained

4 (6-inch) flour tortillas

6 ounces imported shredded Swiss cheese

6 ounces Russian dressing, recipe follows

Russian Dressing:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup minced green onions

2 tablespoons drained and chopped capers

Dash hot sauce


  1. Oil a grill or grill pan and preheat it to 400 degrees F.
  2. Steam pastrami and sauerkraut together in a double boiler. Place tortillas on hot grill and divide half of the Swiss on top of the tortillas. Cook until cheese is melted. Divide the pastrami and sauerkraut mixture evenly on top of the melted cheese. Squirt Russian dressing evenly over each tortilla. Divide the remaining Swiss among the tortillas. Fold tortillas in half and cook until cheese is melted. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into wedges. Serve immediately.

Russian Dressing:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Transfer to a squirt bottle before using on tortillas.