Corned Beef Reuben Sandwiches Yum!

I’m a huge fan of Reuben sandwiches.  It all started about 5 years ago where I had a very good one at a restaurant near my work and I started to looking for other good Reuben sandwiches.

Thanks to Redemption Unlimited ladies for mentioning that corned beef is $1.49 lb at Giant this week.   I got a 5 lb brisket for under $8.  That right there is the cost of 1 sandwich at a nice restaurant here in the NOVA area.   I made this recipe for the brisket and then I made this recipe for cabbage, potatos and carrots.   Wow!  This is amazing.  My husband wants another sandwich right now.  I better go make it.

I updated my version a little bit.

Crockpot version


  • 1 5 lb corned beef brisket with spice packet  (I had to cut it up in order to fit in the crockpot)
  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) bottles beer
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup peppercorns
  • 1 bulb garlic cloves, separated and peeled OR 3 teaspoons of jarred minced garlic


  1. Place the corned beef briskets into a large pot. Sprinkle in the spice packet.  Pour in the beer, and fill the pot with enough water to cover the briskets by 1 inch. Add the bay leaves, peppercorns and garlic cloves. Cover, put on low for 8-10 hours.
  2. Carefully remove the meat from the pot, as it will be extremely tender. Set on a cutting board, and allow it to rest until it firms up a bit, about 10 minutes. Slice or shred to serve.

I’m thinking of taking the cooking liquid, and making french onion soup.

2 thoughts on “Corned Beef Reuben Sandwiches Yum!

  • Ruth

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