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Reuben Meatball Casserole is the best recipe for a Reuben casserole! It starts with canned corned beef made into meatballs. Then it turned into a Reuben recipe and it is delish!
When I had to pick one of Take Two Tapas recipes, I finally settled on her Savory Reuban Meatballs. I chose this meatball casserole because I love a good Reuben recipe! This Reuben casserole sounded amazing!
Corned Beef Recipes
St Patrick’s Day is HUGE here in Cleveland. Everyone here in Cleveland keeps asking me if I have any corned beef recipes. What is nice about corned beef recipes is they also make for a good Reuben recipe.
Canned Corned Beef
Now I did make tiny changes to Jennifer’s meatball casserole. Like she made her Reuben recipe as a skillet casserole, and I made it more as an oven casserole. Plus after making these meatballs a few times I used canned corned beef instead of griding up the corned beef.
A Reuben recipe is simple it is:
- corned beef
- Swiss cheese
- thousand island dressing
- rye or pumpernickel bread
So to make this Reuben casserole, you need all those ingredients in order to make this a Reuben recipe.
Since this is a Reuben casserole, I knew I could serve it up with cocktail bread. I also needed a binder to keep the canned corned beef formed into meatballs. What I did was take some of the cocktail bread and made them into breadcrumbs for the binder.
By doing that, the meatballs embraced that wonderful Reuben flavor to them. Plus I felt that this corned beef recipe would really embrace that Reuban taste.
- 1 tablespoons of oil
- 1 lb ground beef
- 12 oz canned corned beef
- a sprinkling of salt and pepper
- 20 oz can sauerkraut
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons pumpernickel breadcrumbs
- 1 cup swiss cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
- mini pumpernickel toasts
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Add the corned beef, ground beef, salt, pepper, pumpernickel breadcrumbs, and egg in a large bowl and mix well.
- Form the meat into meatballs.
- Add some oil to a pan and brown the meatballs.
- When the meatballs are browned, take off the heat and set aside.
- Sprinkle a layer of sauerkraut to the bottom of casserole pan.
- Drizzle some of the thousand Island dressing over the sauerkraut.
- Add the meatballs on top the sauerkraut.
- Add another layer of the sauerkraut on top the meatballs.
- Drizzle the rest the thousand island dressing on the top.
- Finally, top with the shredded cheese.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve with mini pumpernickel toasts and ENJOY!
To make pumpernickel toasts make pumpernickel breadcrumbs toast about 2-3 of the mini pumpernickel bread. Then grind it up to make breadcrumbs.
If you can not find canned corned beef, 1/2 lb of deli corned beef shredded will work
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 594mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g