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St. Pattys-Style Reuben Sliders

November 2010
St. Pattys-Style Reuben Sliders

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The reuben is one of my all-time favorite sammies. As with any food you love, its fun to try to reinvent it or freshen it up with a tasty twist every now and again, like my St. Pattys-Style Reuben Sliders.

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons grated onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 pound corned beef, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) or vegetable oil, for drizzling
  • 4 baby yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1 pound sack  sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup lager beer
  • 12 slices swiss cheese
  • 12 slider rolls or party-size rye bread slices, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons dill relish
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef and onion; season with salt and pepper. Using a food processor, grind the corned beef. Add to the ground beef along with the mustard; mix well with your hands. Form the mixture into twelve 3-inch patties and coat lightly with a drizzle of EVOO (or vegetable oil).
  2. In a medium skillet, heat a liberal drizzle of EVOO (or vegetable oil) over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the sauerkraut. Add the beer and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat a large skillet or griddle pan over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, for 6 minutes. Top the burgers with the swiss cheese, cut or folded to fit. Cover loosely with an aluminum foil tent to melt.
  4. Pile the patties on the slider roll bottoms (or the toasts) and top with the potato-kraut. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, relish, ketchup and worcestershire. Dollop a generous spoonful of sauce on each slider, then cover with the roll tops (or toasts).