Open-Faced Reuben Burgers

Open-Faced Reuben Burgers

These open-faced Reuben burgers are made with classic Reuben ingredients: rye bread, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion slices and sauté until tender; set the onions aside.
  3. Step 3

    Shape the ground beef into 4 patties. Using the same skillet, fry the burgers to your desired doneness , turning to evenly brown. You can also broil them if you prefer.
  4. Step 4

    Preheat the broiler. On a baking sheet or broiler-safe pan, arrange the slices of rye bread. Place one hamburger patty on each piece of rye bread and top the burgers with the sauerkraut, onion, and then cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted.
  5. Step 5

    Top with a dollop of Thousand Island dressing and pickle slices, if desired. You can also serve the dressing and pickles on the side.
  6. Step 6