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Rueben Sandwich With Tempeh

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It is easy to make, delicious and nutritious.A Reuben is a great combination of a few classic ingredients; Rye bread, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and normally pastrami. The key was finding a substitute for the meat that delivered taste and texture.
  Rye bread slices 2
  Swiss cheese slices 2
  Sauerkraut 2 Tablespoon
  Tempeh slice 5 1⁄4 Inch (I Used Three Grain)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  White vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon
  Ketchup 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sweet pickle relish 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Slice tempeh and fry in a bit of olive oil until crispy. Add a splash of white vinegar at the end and swirl the tempeh around. Be careful of it spattering when you add the vinegar.
Set tempeh aside on a paper towel.
Toast the rye bread.
Mix together the 1000 Island dressing ingredients. Apply to both sides of the toasted rye bread. Add the cooked tempeh. Add the sauerkraut. Use a fork to get it out of the jar and this will let it drain a bit. Top with Swiss cheese and then put this open faced in a broiler for just long enough to melt the cheese. Top with the other slice of rye bread and enjoy!
*To make this recipe Vegan – Use Vegannaise instead of mayonnaise and Follow Your Heart Swiss Cheese instead of the regular Swiss cheese.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Sandwich for vegetarians using classic ingredients can be delicious and healthy with this recipe. Check out Tamra making vegetarian Reuben sandwich using tempeh - a meat substitute along with rye bread, cheese and other flavors. A must for teens wanting to stay in shape!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 493 Calories from Fat 297

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g51%

Saturated Fat 12.7 g63.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 63.2 mg21.1%

Sodium 1570.6 mg65.4%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.3%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 21 g41.5%

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C 7.7%

Calcium 57.1% Iron 10.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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