- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon relish
- 1 pound leftover turkey, sliced
- 4 slice low-fat swiss cheese
- 8 slice rye bread, toasted
- 1 cup bottled sauerkraut
A Reuben doesn’t need to be fattening — it’s all about using the right ingredients in the right proportions.
Consider this: At a sit-down chain restaurant, a typical Reuben can pack more than one thousand calories.
This recipe shaves the caloric impact down to its minimum by using a leaner meat-to-cheese ratio and by whipping up a simple homemade Thousand Island dressing that carries fewer calories and more healthy fats than the traditional stuff.
Make this sandwich once and you’ll never again settle for a bland turkey sandwich on white bread with mayo.
Combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, relish, and Tabasco in a bowl and mix.
Season with a bit of black pepper.
Set the dressing aside.
Warm the turkey in a pan over medium heat and top with cheese.
Speed melting by covering the pile with a pot lid.
(Or, for a shortcut, use a microwave to warm the meat and melt the cheese).
Lay out four slices of the rye bread on a cutting board.
Top each with sauerkraut, turkey, and cheese.
Drizzle with the dressing, and top with the remaining slices of bread.365
calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated), 1,120 mg sodium