The Reubenator is a burger that was developed from a deep love of all things Reuben and an insatiable appetite for making epic burgers.
For those of you that are obsessed with everything Reuben…
I made this as a part of Kita Roberts’ Burger of the Month Club, which is the brain child of Kita Roberts. This woman has to be my kindred spirit. She’s all things burgers, grilling, real ass food.
She very first reeled me in with her tagline, “Because boys aren’t the only ones who like to play with their meat“.
And, since I moved (Imma update y’all about that story, I promise) and my grill/smoker is in storage for a while, I’m loving living vicariously through her.
Every month she sends an email with a surprise list of ingredients for us to make a bomb ass burger. Burger month is the epitome of fun. Seriously.
Let’s Make The Reubenator
This month the list was cabbage, corned beef, and potatoes. My first thought was to make homemade potato buns, but then I thought ‘nah, that’s cliche’. So, it hit me that I love potato chips and fries on my burgers and sandwiches, so that took care of the potatoes.
For the cabbage, I made a relish with sauerkraut, carrots, pickles and onions. The combination really needs no binder because of the moisture in the sauerkraut and pickles.
For the burger, I mixed ground chuck, corned beef and pastrami. There’s really something about that mixture that was off the charts amazing as AF.
I made a sauce, which is basically Thousand Island, and I’ll always, always love that stuff on Reubens (not to mention on a few other sandwiches). That meltiness you see on the bottom is baby Swiss.
This is definitely a knife and fork burger.
Y’all, I know I say this shit all the time, but I think this is my favorite burger.
It’s one of those divine things that make you say OMG everytime you take a bite. Don’t you love moments like that?
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