As I was making this sandwich the other day, I was thinking about what it technically was called, and 'Rachel' kept coming to mind. That's because what I made is a Rachel! It's a cousin to the more common Reuben, a sandwich grilled of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing on rye. Run on?
I based this on a Weight Watchers Recipe, but I couldn't find it, and I'm not a paying member anymore...so I did it from memory. And wow, it was fabulous. Of course nothing can replace a good, legit Reuben, but a Rachel is an easier, more calorie friendly version.
This is enough for one sandwich, don't let the photos fool you. I started out intending to only eat 1/2, but considering it was 4:30pm and I hadn't eaten since my bowl of Raisin Bran 8 hours previously, I went back and made another half.
-2 pieces Rye bread (or Pumpernickel Swirl like I used), toasted (optional)
-4 slices turkey lunch meat
-1-2 slices Swiss cheese (depending on brand, whether square like mine or rectangular sliced)
-2 cups shredded coleslaw mix
-2 1/2 tbsp. mayonnaise (Hellman's preferably)
-2 tsp. ketchup
-1 1/2 tsp India relish (or sweet relish)
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Pretty easy: toast bread, mix up coleslaw, assemble sandwich! YuM!
-I'm a turkey snob, so I insist on buying Boar's Head. Turkey lunchmeat can be slimy and that's a pet peeve of mine. This week, the Maple Turkey happened to be on sale.
-India relish is a little more tangy than regular sweet relish. I used it as I didn't have any sweet relish, and I'm glad I did!
-This is one of those to taste things, so experiment with the measurements! Enjoy!