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Campfire Reuben Sandwich Recipe

The Campfire Reuben Recipe is easy to make on the BBQ grill, campfire, Air Fryer or even in a fry pan. Hearty rye oozing with melted Swiss cheese, thin sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing. 

Campfire Reuben Recipe

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Campfire Reuben Recipe

Can you believe that St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away? It seems like it was just Christmas. However, I just couldn’t wait till the 17th to make my Campfire Reuben Sandwich recipe.

The Campfire Reuben Recipe is easy to make on the BBQ grill, campfire, Air Fryer or even in a fry pan. It was just easier to make it outside since it’s almost 90°. I didn’t want to heat up the RV and work the AC any harder. 

Your family will love the hearty rye oozing with melted Swiss cheese, thin sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing. 

Campfire Reuben Recipe

Makes 2 Sandwiches

5 minutes prep time

8 minutes cook time

Reuben Sandwich Recipe Ingredients

  • Rye Bread (your favorite brand)
  • Corned Beef Deli Style
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Sauerkraut
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Pam Spray (or something similar)
  • For exact amounts, please see recipe card below.
reuben sandwich ingredients

Notes

You can use butter on your bread if you prefer in the Pie Iron. I am just trying to save some calories using the spray.

How to Make a Campfire Reuben on a Grill

Heat up your grill on high or build your campfire, whichever you are using. 

Spray the inside of the Pie Iron OR butter your bread.

Lay 1 piece of bread on each side of Pie Iron.

Place a couple thin slices on both sides of the bread.

On one side of the bread, put your thousand island dressing.

rye bread, corned beef, thousand island dressing

Then top with sauerkraut.

On the other side place your Swiss cheese.

sauerkraut and swiss cheese on rye bread

Fold the Pie Iron together carefully. I brought the cheese side over so I didn’t lose any sauerkraut.

If making on a grill, place on grill and bring the cover down. 

Time for 2 minutes then flip for another 2 minutes.

Repeat by flipping and timing for 2 minutes and then another 2 minutes on the other side.

I found that the more you flip, the more evenly it cooks. 

How to Make a Reuben Sandwich over a Campfire

When making it in the campfire, we flip every 30 seconds for a total of 2 minutes. The wood is hotter than a grill so it’s going to cook faster.

After the 2 minutes we will open it and check to see if it’s done or it needs more time. Adjust accordingly.

campfire reuben recipe

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Yield: 2

Campfire Reuben Recipe

Campfire Reuben Recipe

The Campfire Reuben Recipe is easy to make on the BBQ grill, campfire, Air Fryer or even in a fry pan. Hearty rye oozing with melted Swiss cheese, thin sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • Rye Bread (your favorite brand) 4 Slices
  • Thin sliced Corned Beef Deli Style 4 oz.
  • Swiss Cheese 4 slices
  • 1/2 cup Sauerkraut
  • 2 TBS Thousand Island Dressing
  • Pam Spray (or something similar)

Instructions

  1. Heat up your grill on high or build your campfire, whichever you are using. 
  2. Spray the inside of the Pie Iron OR butter your bread.
  3. Lay 1 piece of bread on each side of Pie Iron.
  4. Place a couple thin slices on both sides of the bread.
  5. On one side of the bread, put your thousand island dressing.
  6. Then top with sauerkraut.
  7. On the other side place your Swiss cheese.
  8. Fold the Pie Iron together carefully. I brought the cheese side over so I didn't lose any sauerkraut.
  9. If making on a grill, place on grill and bring the cover down. 
  10. Time for 2 minutes then flip for another 2 minutes.
  11. Repeat by flipping and timing for 2 minutes and then another 2 minutes on the other side.
  12. I found that the more you flip, the more evenly it cooks. 
  13. When making it in the campfire, we flip every 30 seconds for a total of 2 minutes. The wood is hotter than a grill so it's going to cook faster. After the 2 minutes we will open it and check to see if it's done or it needs more time. Adjust accordingly.

Notes

You can use butter on your bread if you prefer in the Pie Iron. I am just trying to save some calories using the spray.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 1185mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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Dana Rodriguez

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

I haven't had a reuben in awhile. That looks good!

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