Keto Reuben skillet
This keto one-skillet wonder is inspired by the classic Reuben sandwich. So get ready for an easy, cheesy, tangy adventure, complete with well-spiced corned beef. All of the flavor and very few of the carbs.
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
- 10 oz. 280 g corned beef, sliced or shredded
- 9 oz. 260 g sauerkraut, drained
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 4 oz. (1 cup) 110 g (240 ml) Swiss cheese
- ½ cup 120 ml mayonnaise
- 1 1 dill pickledill pickles
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Making low carb simple
- Heat up butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add corned beef and fry for a few minutes.
- Drain the sauerkraut and squeeze as much liquid as possible out of it. Distribute evenly in the pan.
- Place small dollops of mustard here and there in the sauerkraut. Add sliced Swiss cheese and heat until the cheese is melting. Cover the skillet with a lid to speed things up if you're in a hurry.
- Serve with mayonnaise, dill pickles, and perhaps some more mustard.
Muenster and mozzarella are mild substitutes for Swiss cheese.
Sub in pastrami, deli roast beef, sliced turkey or cooked brisket if you prefer.
Complete the Reuben experience by turning the mayo into Thousand Island dressing. Combine some pepper sauce, a couple drops of ketchup (just enough for coloring), pickle relish (make sure there is no hidden sugar), and salt. Stir well.
I got sliced corn beef from the deli and then I cut it into strips. I wasn't really sure how to do the meat so I just did what seemed good. I cooked it on medium heat for a few minutes and then turned it to medium high for a few minutes until some pieces were darker brown. I turned it back to medium and stirred in the sauerkraut until it was heated. Dolloped some Dijon mustard and stirred it in then melted the cheese on top.
Brilliant recipe and so simple!! Thanks!
There is no good substitute for the sauerkraut, which is a featured component of a Reuben. You could omit it instead.
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Next time I will make half the recipe. VERY filling! :)
This recipe as written makes 2 servings, so 1 serving is 50%, either by weight or volume, which is going to vary any time you make it as it may reduce down more or less each time.
That will change the flavor profile a lot. It may be better to just omit it or find a different recipe. The sauerkraut is pretty integral to the taste of this dish. The "sourness" helps cut through the rich cream and cheese.
Carb count may vary by brand. The brands I've seen have been closer to 4g carbs for 125g, minus a portion of that for fiber to get even lower net carbs.
That's a great tip. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed this dish.
This dish will become a regular for us, as it is simple and tasty and satisfying. Thank you Diet Doctor
Great! So glad you love it!
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Hi, Patricia! I will pass along your request, but many of our keto recipes should fit the bill! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/recipes
Thank you for letting us know of the substitutions that worked well for you. I am glad that you enjoyed this dish.
Cheaper brands may have lower quality beef, though I've never seen a supermarket corned beef can that had the best avoided "meat extracted by mechanical means" written on it, so I'd double check your source regarding 'Butcher's floor scrapings'.
So glad you enjoyed this dish. Thousand Island is a great addition!