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Instant Pot Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich

Instant Pot Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich is an easy pressure cooker recipe with braised corned beef brisket. These sandwiches are great to enjoy as leftovers to the St. Patrick's Day holiday or for a quick weeknight dinner. This sandwich is loaded with sauerkraut, thousand island dressing on toasted rye bread.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot corned beef, Instant Pot reuben sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 471kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Corned Beef

  • 3-4 pound corned beef brisket
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth Or any broth, I used 3 cups.
  • 2-3 garlic cloves Minced
  • 1/2 onion Sliced

Sandwich

  • sliced rye bread
  • 1-2 tablespoons sauerkraut for each sandwich
  • 1 tablespoons thousand island dressing for each sandwich
  • 2 slices swiss cheese for each sandwich

Instructions

Corned Beef

  • Place the trivet in the Instant Pot. This is the metal component that comes with the Instant Pot
  • Add the corned beef, chicken broth, onions, and garlic to the pot.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal. Cook for 90 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
  • Do not perform a quick release when the Instant Pot indicates it is finished. Allow the steam to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Release the steam. Open the pot and remove the beef. Set aside to cool.
  • Using two forks, shred the beef.

Sandwich Preparation

  • Toast the rye bread.
  • Add the Swiss cheese on top of one of the bread slices while the toasted bread is still hot so that it melts.
  • Next, add the shredded corned beef. Then top with sauerkraut. 
  • Spread the Thousand Island dressing on the other slice of bread. Top the sandwich.
  • Serve!

Notes

I typically make reuben sandwiches using the leftover corned beef from my corned beef and cabbage dinner. This recipe has been prepared with leftovers in mind.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g