Reuben Burgers With Sauerkraut and Thousand Island Dressing

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
2109 Calories
129g Fat
68g Carbs
165g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 2109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 129g 165%
Saturated Fat 58g 290%
Cholesterol 538mg 179%
Sodium 4138mg 180%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 19g 68%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 165g
Vitamin C 70mg 351%
Calcium 1339mg 103%
Iron 22mg 122%
Potassium 2820mg 60%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These open-faced burgers are placed on rye bread, topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and onion, and then they are broiled or fried to perfection.

Top these burgers off with Thousand Island Dressing and dill pickle slices.

Feel free to use white or wheat hamburger buns instead of rye bread, or rye buns if you can find them.


  • 1 small onion, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 4 slices rye bread, or 4 burger buns

  • 8 to 16 ounces sauerkraut, drained and rinsed

  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

  • Thousand island dressing, optional

  • Dill pickle slices, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Sauté the onion slices in butter until tender; set aside.

  2. Shape the ground beef into four patties; fry in ​a skillet or broil to desired doneness, turning to evenly brown.

  3. Place hamburger patties on the rye bread slices on a broiler rack. Top the burgers with sauerkraut, onion, and cheese. Broil until cheese is melted.

  4. Serve with Thousand Island dressing or pickle slices if desired.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.