This Reuben dip recipe features all the best flavors of the classic sandwich. Serve this easy dip with rye bread, crackers, or veggies for a tasty snack or appetizer.For the full details keep reading, for just the recipe card click this link!
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If I see anything corned beef on a menu I’m going to have a really hard time not ordering it. And, if I can find a new way to eat corned beef all times of the year, I’m going to do it!
In an effort to enjoy my corned beef leftovers in every way possible I knew I had to come up with a corned beef dip recipe. And so, this reuben dip was born.
- Corned Beef: This recipe is ideal for corned beef leftovers. If you don’t already have corned beef cooked make sure to do it the day ahead of time, or purchase pre-cooked corned beef.
- Swiss Cheese: I prefer to buy blocks of cheese and shred them myself, not exactly a fan of the coated pre-shredded stuff, but feel free to use whichever you prefer. Swiss cheese is the classic choice for a reuben sandwich, but if you absolutely can’t stand it feel free to swap it for cheddar or your favorite.
- Sauerkraut: You can’t call it a reuben without sauerkraut! If you absolutely hate it you could swap it out for very thinly sliced cabbage. However, I strongly urge you to make it at least once as written first (I dare you!).
- Sour cream: The tanginess and consistency of sour cream is ideal. In a pinch you could swap it for a plain yogurt or use all mayonnaise, but the flavor will change.
- Mayonnaise: This helps to balance the base out. You can also use plain yogurt or all sour cream, but the taste will be affected.
- Ketchup: This helps to re-create that thousand island flavor and should not be left out.
- Relish: Choose your poison, sweet relish or dill relish!
- Horseradish: Prepared horseradish to be exact. If you are sensitive to it start will less then add in more to taste. If you love it, throw some more in!
How To Make Reuben Dip
- Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, and horseradish to a mixing bowl and stir or whisk until combined.
- Stir in both the sauerkraut and shredded Swiss cheese.
- Mix in the chopped corned beef.
- Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving.
Pair this rueben dip with any of the following dippers:
- Rye bread
- Crackers – I’d suggest rye if you can find them, otherwise a sturdy whole grain would be good
- Pretzel Chips
- Hawaiian Rolls
Or you can even load the corned beef dip straight onto sliced rye bread for a rueben sandwich, or onto rolls for rueben sliders!
- 1/2 Cup Sour cream
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1/4 Cup Ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons Relish
- 1/2 Tablespoon Horseradish
- 1 Cup Sauerkraut drained
- 2 Cups Corned Beef cooked, shredded, and chopped
- 4 ounces Swiss cheese shredded (about 1 cup)
- Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, horseradish in a mixing bowl.
- Stir in the sauerkraut and shredded Swiss cheese.
- Fold in the corned beef.
- Chill for at least 20 minutes before serving.
- Serve with rye bread, crackers, or veggie sticks.