• 4-5 lb corned beef roast
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 12 oz Stout beer
  • 1 loaf cocktail rye bread
  • 1 can sauerkraut
  • 8 oz sliced swiss cheese
  • 1 cup thousand island dressing

I really wanted to call these ‘Ruby’s’ but I wasn’t sure if anyone would understand what they were. To be clear, these are miniature Rubens. GREAT for snacking! Making these included 2 ‘firsts’ for me: This is the first time I’ve cooked a corned beef and the first time I’ve ever tried sauerkraut. The corned beef turned out perfectly and the sauerkraut was delicious on the sandwiches!

Combine the corned beef along with the seasoning packing in a crock pot. Add in 4 cups of warm water and 1 can of stout beer. Simmer on low for 6 hours. Remove from the crock pot and slice.

Preheat the oven to 350°. Lay out slices of the cocktail bread to cover the bottom of the pan. Place slices of cheese on half of the bread pieces. Toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Top each piece of melted cheese bread with slices of corned beef, 1 tablespoon of sauerkraut and 1 teaspoon of thousand island dressing. I used toothpicks to hold together the sandwiches. Place the sandwiches on a platter and serve.

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