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A short stack of corned beef is topped with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. All the big tastes of a classic Reuben sandwich in an appetizer-sized portion. You can also use left-over corned beef from St. Patrick’s Day or even kick it up a notch by using pastrami. Perfect for a party – a real crowd pleaser.

Recipe Yield: 32


  • 12 ounces thinly sliced deli Corned Beef
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing, divided
  • 8 slices rye, swirl rye or pumpernickel bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese (about 3/4 ounce each)
  • 1 cup drained sauerkraut


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  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Spread 2 teaspoons dressing on each bread slice; cut slices into quarters.
  3. Place bread pieces in a single layer on 2 baking sheets.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until bread is lightly toasted, rotating baking sheets half way through baking.
  5. Meanwhile, cut cheese slices into quarters; cut each quarter diagonally in half to form 32 triangles.
  6. Top bread pieces evenly with Corned Beef, cheese slices and sauerkraut.
  7. Heat appetizers in 425F oven 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  8. Top evenly with remaining Thousand Island dressing.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 53
Fat: 2 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: .6 grams
Sodium: 236 milligrams
Cholesterol: 9 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 5 grams

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