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Reuben Casserole

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Ingredients
  Sauerkraut 1 Pound (1 package)
  Thousand island dressing 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (bottled)
  Chopped green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (frozen or fresh)
  Chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (frozen or fresh)
  Caraway seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Corned beef 12 Ounce (1 can)
  Swiss cheese 8 Ounce (1 package)
  Rye bread slices 4 Large (oval)
  Prepared dijon style mustard 4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. Cut corned beef into 1-inch cubes
3. Grease a 12-by-8-by-2-inch baking dish or 2-quart shallow casserole.

MAKING
4. In large strainer or colander, rinse sauerkraut under cold water and squeeze out excess liquid and place in large bowl.
5. Using two forks toss sauerkraut with salad dressing.
6. Stir adding green pepper, onion and caraway seeds until mixture is well combined.
7. Toss lightly add the cut beef cubes to sauerkraut mixture to mix.
8. Reserving 1 slice cheese, place one-third of corned-beef mixture on bottom and cover with half of remaining cheese slices.
9. Repeat layering of corned-beef mixture and cheese and spread remaining corned-beef mixture on top.
10. Cut each slice of rye bread crosswise into three equal triangles and spread one side of each with mustard.
11. Reserve the 4 triangles from center of bread and arrange 8 triangles, crust side up, around edge of casserole, placing mustard side toward center of dish and tucking triangles well into corned-beef mixture.
12. Cover casserole loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
13. Cut remaining slice of cheese in half crosswise and cut each half diagonally to make 4 triangles in all.
14. On top of each reserved bread triangle place a cheese triangle.
15. Remove foil from casserole, overlap reserved cheese-bread triangles on top of casserole and bake 10 minutes longer until bread points begin to brown slightly.

SERVING
16. Serve the casserole along with sauce of your choice or as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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