The Georgia Reuben is a twist on the classic Reuben. It is made with roasted turkey, Switzerland Swiss Cheese, Russian dressing and coleslaw on grilled Rye bread. From what I have read online, the Georgia Reuben is popular in Michigan, despite the southern name connection.
I love the classic Reuben, but the Georgia Reuben has a lot going on. The turkey, coleslaw, Swiss and Russian dressing made a wonderful combination. I picked up healthier versions of the necessary ingredients, and I created this tasty, lean, low-cal sandwich for dinner. Yes, you can have sandwiches for dinner...especially when they taste this good! I really liked the sandwich, as I hope you will too. I know that I will definitely make this sandwich again!
- 12 ounces thinly sliced deli roasted turkey
- 8 slices rye bread
- 2 tablespoons butter (light), softened
- 8 slices reduced fat or regular Swiss cheese
- ¼ cup reduced fat, fat free or regular Russian dressing ·
- 1½ cups coleslaw (make your own or by prepared in supermarket deli)
Lightly spread butter on one side of each bread slice. Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle on medium heat. Place 2 bread slices, butter sides down, in skillet. Spread non-buttered sides with Russian dressing.
Layer 2 slices Swiss cheese, 2-3 slices turkey, and 1/4 cup coleslaw. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered sides out.
Grill sandwiches 4 to 6 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, turning once. Press the sandwiches while they’re being grilled. Use a spatula to carefully flip the sandwiches over and finish cooking on the second side. Cut the sandwiches in half before serving.
Makes 4 sandwiches. Serve immediately with crunchy dill pickles, soup, and/or fried potatoes, French fries, onion rings, chips, or a salad… enjoy!
Besides the Georgia Reuben, other variations of the classic Reuben include the Rachel sandwich which substitutes pastrami for the corned beef and coleslaw for the sauerkraut. The Southern Reuben which sometimes uses barbeque sauce instead of Russian. The Grouper Reuben is a variation on the standard Reuben sandwich that substitutes grouper for the corned beef and sometimes will substitute coleslaw for the sauerkraut as well. This variation is often a menu item in restaurants in Florida.