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Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Our Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich Recipe is a delight with our special spicy sauce. Our reuben recipe is a filling lunch or dinner–a well loved sandwich by so many around the world! Are Reubens Irish? The answer to that and more is below! Our Irish sandwich is exactly the reuben sandwich you’ve been wanting to bring a bit ‘o Irish recipes to your dinner table! 

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Why we love Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich Recipe 

Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich is made with the beef from Friday’s Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage and caramelized onions, sauerkraut, thinly sliced dill pickles, marbled rye bread, dubliner butter, and oh baby. . . the sauce!

That sauce is going to wow your tastes buds!

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Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich Recipe

If your inner baker has been itching to bake some bread then you must try our light and chewy Homemade Rye Bread to build your sandwiches on. Ohhhh and if you’d like to make your own Homemade Sauerkraut then give this recipe a try!

Naturally, homemade does taste better than store bought. However, store bought works great too so enjoy our Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich is fabulous either way! 🙂 

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The big question is are Reubens Irish? 

It’s a bit of a mystery actually, but the one thing that seems to be agreed upon is that is US born. Some claim it came from Oklahoma while others say it was a New York City invention!

The one thing that is plainly clear is the Reuben sandwich actually brings together Irish corned beef, Jewish rye, German sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. The other pretty obvious fact about the Reuben is it’s enjoyed all around the world and a longtime favorite of many.

I’m a big fan of them myself!! 

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Irish Blessing 

I’m a descendant of Irish heritage and grew up with bits of Irish luck mementos. As my Irish Grandpa Ed Connolly used to like to say, “May the wind always be at your back” which is an excerpt from an Old Irish Blessing.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.

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Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich is AHhhmazing! The secrets in the spicy sauce baby!

Our Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich Recipe is completely AHhhmazing and the secret is all in the spicy Irish rueben sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 4 slices marbled rye bread
  • 1 pound thinly sliced corned beef
  • 4 dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup crispy sauerkraut, drained and pressed in paper towels
  • 8 slices swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons kerrygold Irish butter
  • Caramelized Onions:
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine, I used cabernet sauvignon
  • Spicy Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Irish cream style horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, I used 1/8 for medium spicy


  1. To make Spicy Sauce:
  2. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, sugar, and cayenne pepper; mix to combine.
  3. To caramelize onions:
  4. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat, add onions, cook for 3 minutes until onions are nicely browned, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add red wine and cook 2-3 minutes more; stirring constantly until wine evaporates and onions are soft.
  6. Remove onions and set aside while warming the beef, add beef to pan; turning and heating through.
  7. Remove beef from pan, reduce heat to medium low, and add one tablespoon butter to pan to melt.
  8. To assemble sandwiches:
  9. Butter one side of each slice of bread, place butter side down to two slices bread in pan, spread 2 tablespoons sauce on bread, layer 2 slices swiss cheese, half of the corned beef, 1/4 cup sauerkraut, 2 slices swiss cheese, layer of pickle slices, coat the top slices of bread with sauce and place on sandwiches.
  10. Turn sandwich over, cook until browned, and warmed through. (cover with lid for 1 minute if needed)
  11. Serve warm and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1731Total Fat: 127gSaturated Fat: 50gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 64gCholesterol: 391mgSodium: 4526mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 77g

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  1. Cynthia says:

    What brand of corn beef do you recommend?

    • Hi Cynthia, I prefer to purchase corned beef at the deli counter… I really like Boar’s Head brand if your deli carries it. If they don’t then just ask the kind they recommend for Reuben Sandwiches. Also, I like to have it cut as thin as possible without falling apart. We hope you love this sandwich! xoxo- Ruthie

  2. Are you using dill pickles, or….?

    • Ruthie says:

      Good Morning… yes, they’re dill pickles! I will adjust the recipe too. Thank you for spotting that for us 🙂 We hope you love this sandwich too. Have a wonderful weekend! ~Ruthie

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