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Mini Reuben Melts

Yield: 16 appetizers
Prep 30 mins Bake 375°F 30 mins Broil 4 mins
Mini Reuben Melts
  • 4  Creamy Caramelized Onions (see recipe below)
  • 32  slices  party pumpernickel bread
  • 1 - 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 6  ounces  thinly sliced corned beef
  • 4  ounces  thinly sliced gruyere cheese, cut into 2-inch squares
  • 1/3  cup  bottled Thousand Island salad dressing

1. Prepare Creamy Caramelized Onions. Adjust oven rack so it is about 5 inches from the heat. Preheat broiler.

2. Brush one side of each bread slice with oil. Place half of the bread slices on a large baking sheet. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven. Turn bread slices over to use for bottoms of sandwiches. Divide corned beef and the caramelized onions among bottom slices of bread; add cheese. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes more or until heated through and cheese starts to melt. Transfer to a serving platter.

3. Place the remaining bread slices on the baking sheet. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.

4. Spoon a small amount of salad dressing onto the bottom of each sandwich. Top with the remaining bread slices. Makes 16 appetizers.

Creamy Caramelized Onions
  • 4  teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1  pound  onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3  cup  whipping cream
  • 1/4  cup  dry sherry
  • 2  tablespoons  Dijon-style mustard
  • 1  tablespoon  packed brown sugar
  • 1  clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large heavy ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. In a small bowl, combine whipping cream; dry sherry; Dijon-style mustard; brown sugar; garlic; salt; ground allspice; and ground black pepper. Pour mixture over onions; stir to combine. Bake about 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts (Mini Reuben Melts)
  • cal. (kcal) 142,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 21,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 10,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • sodium (mg) 324,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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