Vegan Grilled Reuben Sandwich with Homemade Spicy Vegan Thousand Island Dressing

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So – I made that vegan roast above – Annie & Dan Shannon’s Vegan Yankee Pot Roast Dinner – but I have lots of leftovers.   What to do?  What to do?  I know!  A Reuben!  And it came out so insanely delicious – I devoured the whole thing.  For lunch.  Bread, butter, cheese, Thousand Island dressing.  Fatty & greasy & I gave absolutely no fucks.  I shoved it in my face in record time.   I made homemade vegan Thousand Island – but bottled Thousand Island – or even Russian – dressing will do.  Traditionally – a Reuben uses Swiss cheese but I am not a fan so – I used provolone.  Real provolone.  If you are vegan – use whatever vegan cheese you like but one that melts well is best.

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Homemade Spicy Vegan Thousand Island Dressing


1/2 cup vegan mayo

2 TBS ketchup

2 TBS relish (sweet is traditional but I used that Bubbie’s you see above)

1 small garlic clove – minced

1 tsp white vinegar

2-3 dashes hot sauce (I used Crystal)

1 tsp sriracha (or more – to taste)

Pinch of S&P


Blend well.

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Vegan Grilled Reuben Sandwich

Quantities of ingredients are up to you.

Rye Bread

Vegan butter


Cheese slices (Swiss is traditional) – Vegan or not – depending on your diet

Vegan meat (I used slices of  Annie & Dan Shannon’s Vegan Yankee Pot Roast Dinner)

Thousand Island dressing (recipe above)

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I melted vegan butter in a grill pan & got the bottom of two slices of bread buttered that way.

Layer your ingredients & close the sandwich.  Grill until it is golden & crispy and (hopefully) your cheese has melted.  Eat it without any regard for decorum or decency.

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