What is a Reuben Sandwich?
Growing up, I hated sandwiches expect for a REUBEN sandwich.
A Reuben sandwich is an American sandwich made with grilled rye bread filled with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. It tastes so magical!!!
My mom would make them for an easy, late-night dinner on the nights my dad would work midnight shift. I’d stay up late and we’d have reuben sandwiches before he’d leave for work. I was shocked that when Ray and I first started dating that he never had a reuben. It was love at first bite for him.
How to make a Reuben Sandwich Low Carb?
If you love a reuben sandwich as much as I do, but when you are eating a low carb or keto diet it means no bread and thus no reuben sandwiches. The easiest way to enjoy all the flavors of a reuben sandwich without the extra carbs is to ditch the bread and use pickles instead!
And enjoying pickles just got easier!!
Mt Olive is the #1 Pickle, Peppers and Relish brand in the country and they are still bringing innovation to pickles, even though Mt Olive’s been around since 1926!
You can find these adorable, convenient bags of pickles in the same aisle as the other pickles, along with all the other delicious pickled goodies from Mt Olive!
Are Pickles Keto?
A Keto Diet is a diet very low in carbs, moderate protein and high fat that switches the way your body is fueled. Instead of relying on a carb-heavy diet for your energy, it adapts to using stored fat!!
These Mt Olive Munchers Kosher Dill Chips have <1g carbohydrate for 5 pickle slices!! Making them a perfect addition to your Keto Diet!
How to make a Keto Reuben Sandwich with Pickles
To make my Easy Keto Reuben Pickle Bite, simply layer corned beef and Swiss cheese in-between 2 Mt Olive Munchies Kosher Dill Chips. Feel free to add in sauerkraut if you want, but I think the pickles are enough on their own.
Add a little Keto Russian or Thousand Island Dressing on each or serve it on the side as a dip.
Not only are they deliciously low carb, they are adorable too!!
Perfect for a quick and easy snack, but cute enough to serve at your next party.
Should you use Corned Beef or Pastrami on a Reuben?
A traditional reuben sandwich is made with corned beef. Pastrami is a very similar meat, only smoked. A “Rachel” sandwich is made with pastrami. However if you prefer pastrami instead of corned beef, go for it!
Serving these Easy Keto Reuben Pickle Bites would also be delicious with my Low-Carb Keto Pressure Cooker Corned Beef Brisket!
Yours in Health,
Easy Keto Reuben Sandwich Pickle Bites
- 1 pack Mt Olive Munchers Kosher Dill Chips
- 8 ounces corned beef sliced thin
- 4 ounces baby swiss cheese sliced thin
- Combine mayonnaise, ketchup and chopped bread and butter chips. Mix well. Chill before serving.
- Prepare corned beef and swiss cheese by cutting them into 1 inch square slices.
- Create a sandwich using the pickles as the bun, dressing, conred beef and swiss cheese.
P.S. If you are looking for more delicious Keto Recipes here are a few of my favorites: