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Reuben Dip

Reuben Dip

Over the last week I had been enjoying the leftover corned beef in the form of reuben sandwiches. I made sure to save one serving of the corned beef for the weekend because there was one more recipe that I wanted to try with it. I had come across a recipe for a reuben dip a while ago and I just knew that I would have to make it. It has all of the great flavours of a reuben sandwich in the form of a dip! I tweaked the recipe a bit and added some cream cheese as it the base of all of my favorite hot cheesy dips. I also decided to serve it with some toasted rye bread which was the one component of a reuben sandwich that was missing. The reuben dip was amazingly good! It was nice and warm and ooey and gooey and stringy and addictively tasty. I have never seen a bowl of dip disappear so quickly! I ran out of toasted rye before the dip and the dip was eagerly finished off with a spoon. I will definitely be making this again.

Reuben Dip

A hot cheese based dip with all of the flavours of a reuben sandwich with corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and Russian dressing. Serve with toasted dark rye for dipping to complete the reuben sandwich flavours.

Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup cooked corned beef, diced or shredded
  • 1/4 cup sauerkraut, squeezed and drained
  • 1/4 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Russian dressing
Directions
  1. Mix everything, place it in a baking dish and bake in a preheated 350F oven until bubbling on the sides and golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.

Slow Cooker: Mix everything, place it in the slow cooker and cook until the cheese is nice and melted about 1-2 hours on high or 2-4 hours on low.

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93 comments:

Jan said...

Oh my, dip your bread, this looks fabulous Kevin. I'm not surprised you ran out of toast.

unconfidentialcook said...

What a great idea....I just posted a parmesan cheese dip from someone at one of my dinners--and she suggested I serve it on a piece of good toast (ciabatta) topped with an egg fried in olive oil. We had it for dinner, and it was delicious beyond belief. I bet this would be good like that, too.

Steph said...

That dip looks really good!

Passionate About Baking said...

How absolutely yum Kevin...mmmmm!!

meeso said...

That looks excellent!

Shelly said...

Ooooo does this look good! I love reuben sandwiches, so I'm going to have to try this :)!

Leslie said...

Perfect idea! That dip would be gone in a flash!

Melissa said...

I love Reubens! The dip sounds amazing!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

OOh, Reuben Dip? That sounds like a great party idea!

Sara said...

Yum, this sounds so good. What a great idea.

Koko said...

KEVIN! I don't even eat meat and that picture made my stomach grumble. It looks fabulous!

dishingup said...

Kevin I love your site, and I love this recipe! I will try it out this week in the cafe! I miss Toronto and all of your pics are making me homesick (grew up in Burlington!). So next time you're in Reno, stop by DISH Cafe and don't forget the Shreddies!

nancy

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g said...

What a great idea! I love reubens! :)

Culinary Cory said...

I didn't know what reuban dip was until I had it at a potluck party over the Holidays. It was quite good and hearty.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Definitely a case of the whole being more than the sum of its parts! By the end of this week I'll surely have some leftover corned beef to play with.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the introduction to a new dip!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks so very scrumptious. Perfect to bring to a party. Thanks for the idea!

CookinsForMe said...

I miss Reuben sandwiches and having just the ingredients, sans bread, cold on a plate isn't the same. Thanks for posting this dip recipe, Kevin. As soon as I'm over the bug I have this will be one I'll try. Hey, you're my hero of the day. :)

Ann said...

Great click Kevin,as always !!

MaryBeth said...

This would be a bit too spicy for me but it really looks great Kevin!!

Not Another Omnivore said...

That's quite a unique idea!

NAOmni

Julie said...

I've seen this recipe around but haven't tried it. It looks so good..unfortunately I ate all my corned beef.

Suzer said...

I might take the sauces out and substitute with thousand island, but I guess yours is the cheaper alternative with what's on hand.

Pam said...

Oh Kevin. I could literally eat this dip and bread for dinner - the whole thing. Looks fantastic!

Varsha Vipins said...

That dip..oh..my tummy is kicking me now..looks superb Kevin..!!
First tim here..yum space u got..:)

toni said...

You were right on with the bread -- Looks great!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a tasty dip! A gorgeous idea!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Is there anything from inviting that a dip with strings of cheese? I think not! :)

Nina Timm said...

I am sad to say that we never have any corned beef left to make such delicious treats, but I will go and buy a corned beef now just for this recipe!!!

The Other Tiger said...

Cool! I want to make a vegetarian version of this now.

Happy cook said...

The dip looks reall yummy, though i have never had corned beef.

croquecamille said...

Sounds great! I am also psyched to see all your maple ideas. Thanks for stopping by my blog - we of the tiny kitchens must stick together! :)

Maya said...

This dip looks wonderful...I will have to substitute the corned beef with corned mutton ( since I don't eat beef).

Culinarywannabe said...

This looks insane! What a creative spin!

Debbie said...

Oh does that sound wonderful. Such a great idea!

Suzie said...

Yum - I love hot dips. Crab and cheese is my favourite. I will have to give the Reuben dip a try once the weather cools a little.

Marija said...

OH My! This is soo good!

to2sassy said...

Oh man, can't wait to try this one. Another one of my favorite foods "deconstructed" I have made Jalepeno Popper dip (http://to2sassy.blogspot.com/2008/11/taking-it-apart-and-putting-it-back.html)and Buffalo Chicken Wing dip (http://to2sassy.blogspot.com/2008/11/its-beautiful-life.html) over the past several months and LOVED the results. I am sure this one is going to be a winner too. Hmmm....what other foods can we deconstruct and make into a dip????

Kitchen Gadgets said...

wow! almost all the ingredients are my favorites and it looks yummy too!

Katie said...

Looks delish! I love taking classic dishes (i.e.: the reuben) and turning them into something else, but still using the same base ingredients.

P.S.: Thanks for the comment! I've been a fan of your blog for a long time! :-)

Rachel said...

That's really fun! I had this at a bar once and was suprised and how tasty it was.

Kimberlita said...

This brings a smile to my little Montreal-er heart. A rueben dip looks deliciously comforting and I am DEFINITELY going to make this next time I have a party. Thanks for sharing!

megan (brooklyn farmhouse) said...

Um, yum! Thanks for this - always looking for inspired dip ideas for parties!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

WOW incredible - I can understand how this one went real quick!!!

Jennifer said...

A reuben sandwich is my favorite sammy. I think I am going to bookmark this for what I am bringing to Easter. Thanks Kevin!

biz319 said...

Love everything about this dip Kevin! Can't wait to cook my corned beef tomorrow night!

Jen Yu said...

Oh man! This looks so bad for you... and yet sooooo gooooood :)

Cheryl said...

What a great idea, love it

Dawn said...

look at all those delish ingredients in this one...I would be so afraid to make this as I would eat it all. if I ran out of toast, who cares I have fingers!

pigpigscorner said...

mmmMMmmmm....looks so creamy..sounds really delicious too!

The Food Hunter said...

What a great idea to turn such a delicious sandwich into a dip

Suzy said...

This looks delicious. I have a corned beef to cook today and might have this dip in my future!

Bridgett said...

This looks fantastic! What a great twist.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Absolutely yummy dip Kevin!!

Parker said...

Looks flavorful

Lori said...

drool, drool. You are so inspiring.

Natashya said...

That does sound delicious! Perfect with some good, rustic bread and a cold beer.

Emily said...

You're a genius! This sounds and looks amazing.

I just spotted your delicious looking sandwich, too. Mmmm.

Michelle C said...

This dip makes me wish I liked sauerkraut! You should mail a bite to Arizona for me! :)

Lori said...

Just seeing the name had my mouth watering. I love the reuben in all forms! This one is a real winner. It is on the menu at my next party for sure.

Cinnamonda said...

Sounds and looks very delicious!

Melissa said...

I've never come across a Reuben dip recipe before. It looks fantastic!

Gloria said...

Kevin look absolutely nice and tasty!!! xxGloria

Yasmeen said...

Fabulous dip with unique flavors,definitely filling with bread on side.

Theresa said...

What a great idea to use up the left overs. I can wait to have my corned beef tomorrow and then I'll be making dip!!

zerrin said...

Totally new to me. But I love all those ingredients. I'm sure it tastes scrumptious and I'm sure I would act quicker while eating it.

Deseree said...

What a wonderful idea! My husband loves Reuben sandwiches, I bet he would love this dip! Thanks for sharing :)

Bellini Valli said...

This is a great tribute to our Irish friends Kevin:D

Paula said...

Oh sweet Heaven this looks good! What a terrific idea. I'm going to print this out right now! YUM!

Passionate Eater said...

Wow, your description of the "ooey gooey and stringy and addictively tasty" dip has definitely struck a chord with me! I have to try this one!

Karen said...

Uhm.....MARRY ME?

Amy said...

I was just thinking how a reuben dip sounded good.....yours looks so good!

Risa said...

This looks amazing!

homecooked said...

This looks so good!

Jan said...

Now I am loving this - I want to eat that now (5.30am)!

hannn said...

This sounds awesome. Want some!

Maggie said...

This sounds irresistible!

pastry studio said...

The Reuben is one of my favorite sandwiches. The idea of a reuben dip just fires up all the right indulgence neurons.

Kay said...

This looks way too good! You're killing my diet :)

Jaime said...

what a great idea to do a reuben dip

La Table De Nana said...

I'm way down here! Made it yesterday..Thumbs up in our family ..thanks!

Ninette said...

Kevin, I've been waiting forever for an excuse to make this, and I made it tonight for the Super Bowl! Delish!

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Cooking Rookie said...

Wow, love this recipe! So original and so simple!

Recipes like Restaurants said...

I was just telling my co-worker when he brought pumperknickle pretzels this would be the perfect dip.

Anonymous said...

My closet recipes of today

Rueben dips...Rueben Sandwiches ...

Rrruben Mexican sandwiches...

I thought

I was having ahhhh heart-attack earlier

mmmmmmm

Tomorrow ahhhh test.. Let's call it Reuben Thursday

I'll need one or the other...a defibrillator or a napkin

Thanks Kevin

Connie said...

I should know better than to stumble food when I'm hungry. This looks delish!

Jamie said...

Kevin, is this a dip or a meal? It really has all the elements of a meal and looks scrumptious! If someone placed a ramekin of this in front of me... meal.

Kevin said...

Jamie: This dip really does eat like a meal and I have done it that way on several occasions. If you have any leftover you can spread it on some toast and throw it under the boiler for a minute or two for a quick meal the next day. (I only feel a little bit guilty about having it like that for breakfast the next day.)

Anonymous said...

Hu, just happened on this recipe. My sis-in-law loves Reubins so I want to try. Question...this may sound outrageous...I've never bought or cooked corn beef! The closest I come is to buy CANNED CORN BEEF which I use in a soup. Would that work? I searched your comments & found no one asking so I'm already a bit embarrassed thinking it may be close to unthinkable...please reply, thanks very much.

Kevin said...

Anonymous: I have actually never tried canned corn beef. I imagine it could be used but I am not sure about the flavour.

Cooking your own corned beef is actually very easy. The butchers around here have them in vacuum sealed bags with the brining solution so you pretty much just put everything from the bag into a slow cooker and cook at low for 8 hours.

Nana said...

This is the first thing I've made from this site that I didn't care for; but then everyone tastes are different. I can't put my finger on what it was that I didn't like.

Laura said...

I froze leftover corned beef and just found it in the freezer this week. My husband who does not like Reubens (crazy right) loved it and my 12 year old that loves reubens did not like it. She is my picky one though. In our house if 3 out of 4 love it it is a make again. Now I cannot wait until March to stock up on corned beef. You have added 2 more dinners to my file. The ruben soup was a 3.5/4. Hubby said it was ok. Thank you!

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