A Turkey Reuben: A Rachel!

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!


  1. I LOVE Rachels and Reubens! Thanks for sharing anf for coming by my blog! I hope you'll be back! I am following you now:)