The Reuben just might be my favorite sandwich. Toasty and tangy, it always satisfies. This version features the Mushroom Tomato Slices from Tami and Celine's Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!
The Reuben is basically a grilled sandwich with a protein, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing. Traditionally a Reuben is made with corned beef and swiss cheese, but it's the kraut and dressing that give it the boost of flavor. Lots of vegan versions feature tempeh, but I enjoy the meaty bite of the seitan based Mushroom Tomato slices. If you don't have rye bread, just sprinkle on some caraway seeds with the kraut for that deli rye flavor.
The gals have a whopping three Reubenesque recipes in the book from The Rachel (with cole slaw and bbq sauce!?!) to the One World Reuben to From Russia with Love. Each making me wish I'd read the recipes again before making mine. Tami rocks for sauces, but I used a cheater Vegenaise, pickle, and ketchup version of thousand island (aka special sauce.). I did use Tami's secret and added some pickle juice to the sauce. Dressing leftover from spreading on the sammy can be used to dunk the crispy parts in while your munching away.