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Ham Reuben Sandwich with Russian Horseradish Sauce

A savory twist on a classic Reuben, made with ham and a killer homemade horseradish sauce.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword reuben sandwich
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Half Sandwiches
Calories 476kcal
Author Buy This Cook That


For the Russian Horseradish Saue

  • 1 cup Duke's mayo
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce the bottled ketchup type
  • 4 TB dill pickles finely chopped
  • 4 tsp prepared horseradish more or less to taste. start with 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

For the Ham Reuben Sandwiches

  • 12 thick slices New York Style rye bread
  • 2 lbs thinly sliced black forest ham
  • 12 slices Muenster cheese
  • 1 14 oz can sauerkraut drained
  • 1/3 cup butter softened


For the Russian Horseradish Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients listed for the sauce. (Start with 1 tsp of horseradish, and add more to taste.) Let sit.

For the Ham Reuben Sandwiches

  • In a skillet, melt 1/2 tsp butter over medium heat. Add a sandwich size portion of the ham to the skillet. Move the ham slices around in the pan, turning frequently until warm.
  • Move the ham to the side of the skillet. Lightly butter one slice of the rye bread. Spread some of the horseradish sauce on the other side. Place the bread buttered side down into the skillet.
  • Place two slices of cheese on top of the bread. Top with the heated ham, more horseradish sauce and a portion of sauerkraut.
  • Top with another sauced and buttered piece of rye bread, buttered side UP.
  • When the bottom of the sandwich is brown and the cheese is slightly melted, carefully flip the sandwich with a spatula. Cook until the other side is browned.
  • *Repeat this process for more sandwiches.
  • Transfer to a cutting board or plate, and cut. Serve warm with a dill pickle and chips.
  • Refrigerate any sauce leftovers.


Serving: 1Half Sandwich | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1603mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 1.4mg