A true classic in American delis, traditionally made with slices of roast beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut, this sandwich is truly bursting with flavor. Served on rye with a homemade Russian dressing, our version aims to be a tribute to tradition.

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20 mins
Total time:
20 mins

¼ CUP (65 ML) Mayonnaise 

3 TSP (15 ML) Chili sauce

1 Small pickle, finely chopped

A pinch salt

A pinch pepper

8 Slices whole-grain rye bread

4 Slices Emmental cheese

4 Slices havarti cheese 

24 Thin sliced roast beef 

24 Thin slices of your favorite smoked meat  

2 CUPS (500 ML) Simple sauerkraut, wrung out 

4 TSP (20 ML) Vegetable 

4 Sliced pickles for serving

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chili sauce, chopped pickle, salt, and pepper.

Place 4 slices of bread on a baking sheet. Cover each slice with 1 tablespoon of the Russian sauce prepared in the previous step. Add to each slice of bread 1 slice Emmental, 1 slice Havarti, 6 slices roast beef, and 6 slices smoked meat. Divide the remaining Russian sauce among the 4 sandwiches. Top each sandwich with a slice of bread. 

Heat half of the oil over medium heat in a large nonstick pan. Toast 2 sandwiches in the pan at a time, for 3 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining oil and sandwiches. Serve with the sliced pickles. 

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