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Glammin' Up Sammies: 10 Dinner-Worthy Sandwiches


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The Reuben-esque sandwich
A traditional Reuben is stacked high with corned beef and sauerkraut.
A traditional Reuben is stacked high with corned beef and sauerkraut.
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Peter Paul Rubens was a famous painter in the 1600s, famous for the curvy, full-figured female subjects that he painted. The term "Rubenesque" is still used to describe this shape. The Reuben sandwich, while not named for the painter, is full-figured in its own right with rye bread stacked with meat, cheese, sauerkraut and dressing.

This sandwich (which was invented in 1914 by a deli owner named Arnold Reuben) is a great dinner option because there are so many different combinations to use, aside from the traditional sandwich. Start with your bread of choice -- rye is traditional, but again, make it your own. Spread the bread with butter and mayonnaise, and then start building your sandwich. You can't go wrong with corned beef or pastrami, but also try ham or go for a turkey Reuben. To spice things up, add chili, peppers and pickles. Sauerkraut or cole slaw can be the veggie topper, and for cheeses, use your favorite. Grill each slice until the cheese is hot and bubbly, add tomatoes or lettuce, and then sandwich together for a delicious dinner. You'll probably want to use a few toothpicks to hold this full-figured sammie together!


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