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Slow Cooker Chopped Corned Beef Reuben

There’s nothing fancy about this Reuben. It’s your standard fare. Slow-cooked corned beef, tender, and then chopped. Mixed in with well-rinsed and drained kraut. Easy dressing, cheese, and rye. Done.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 556kcal
Author Mike


  • 2 pounds sauerkraut rinsed and drained well
  • 2-3 pound corned beef brisket rinsed
  • 1 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 16 slices pumpernickel bread toasted (or rye)
  • 8-16 slices Swiss cheese


  • Place kraut in slow cooker.
  • Add corned beef brisket and the spice packet that came with it.
  • Add lid and cook on low for 12 until the corned beef is about to fall apart.
  • Remove the corned beef and chop. Yes, you can slice it if you prefer. Return the beef to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • At this point you can add the Thousand Island to the slow cooker and stir, if you desire, or simply slather it onto the bread slices.
  • Spoon kraut and beef mixture onto the bread. Note: I like to transfer the mixture to a strainer first. I press down on it lightly to remove as much moisture as I can. This prevents me from having a soggy (bleh!) Reuben.
  • Add cheese to sandwich and serve.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 2742mg | Potassium: 684mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 5mg