Rueben sandwich

The Perfect Rueben from Peter B’s Brewpub

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and that means celebrating with pub fare and drinks. This year at Peter B’s Brewpub, we’re serving up St. Paddy favorites like Reuben on Rye, Paddy’s Irish Whiskey Shots, Green Beer, and Irish Car Bombs. If you can’t wait until March 17th to dig in, then check out this Perfect Rueben Recipe from our Executive Sous Chef, Carl Ashurst.

Chef Carl Ashurst, Executive Sous Chef at the Portola Hotel & Spa Chef Carl Ashurst, Executive Sous Chef at the Portola Hotel & Spa

The Perfect Rueben Recipe

Rueben Ingredients

2 slices of marbled rye bread

4 oz. thinly sliced USDA choice Angus corned beef brisket

3 oz. County Fair sauerkraut, drained

2 slices of Block and Barrel Swiss cheese

¼ cup House made Thousand Island dressing (ingredients below)


House Made Thousand Island Dressing Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise

¼ cup yellow onions

2 tbsps. ketchup

2 tbsps. sweet pickle relish

1 tsp. lemon juice

½ tsp. paprika

¼ tsp. salt



Mix all of the ingredients for the House Made Thousand Island dressing in a bowl until well combined.

Butter one side of each slice of bread.

Spread the dressing on both slices of bread (the side not buttered).

Put the cheese on one side of the bread, and place both slices, buttered side down on a grill or pan medium high heat.

In a second pan, heat the corned beef and sauerkraut.

When hot, place the corned beef and sauerkraut on one side of bread, and put the other side on top, making sure both sides of the bread are browned.



Join us on St. Patrick’s Day

Don’t forget to join us at Peter B’s Brewpub on March 17, 4pm-10pm for green beer and good eats, including the Perfect Ruben Sandwich! Don’t miss Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm, food & drink specials all day, AND Late-Night Happy Hour kicking off at 9pm.

St. Patrick’s Day at Peter B’s Brewpub

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