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A super tasty and simple Rachel sandwich recipe that’s packed full of turkey, Swiss cheese, and a zesty scratch-made chipotle 1,000 Island dressing.
I know that most people like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with lots and lots of booze. I like that part, too, but what I really like to celebrate is the food. Every year my family hits an Irish buffet and we stuff ourselves to the gills with corned beef, Irish potatoes, and every cabbage dish under the sun. Most people wake up the next day with a beer hangover – I wake up with a cabbage hangover. I wanted a recipe to get myself in the spirit of the holiday (and to train my stomach for the buffet). I also wanted something a little out of the norm – a slight variation on a classic. Enter this Zesty Chipotle Rachel Sandwich. A Rachel sandwich is a version of a Reuben sandwich. A Reuben is the iconic sandwich consisting of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, 1,000 Island dressing, and rye bread. Turkey takes the place of corned beef in a Rachel and some versions use coleslaw instead of sauerkraut. Is one of them better than the other? No. They’re both full of rich, gooey, melt-y deliciousness. A Rachel is just a slight variation on that deliciousness.

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  • How to cook a sandwich. Zesty Chipotle Rachel Sandwich - Step 1
    Step 1

    For the dressing: Combine mayo, adobo sauce, deli-style relish, lemon juice, sugar, chopped chives, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl.

  • How to cook a sandwich. Zesty Chipotle Rachel Sandwich - Step 2
    Step 2

    Heat sauerkraut for 5 minutes or so on medium-low in small sauce pan

  • How to cook a sandwich. Zesty Chipotle Rachel Sandwich - Step 3
    Step 3

    To assemble the sandwiches: Slather a generous portion of dressing on one slice of bread. Add turkey, heated sauerkraut, and slices of Swiss cheese to other slice. Combine the two halves of the sandwich.

    Heat a pan to medium and melt desired amount of butter. Place sandwich in pan and cook for 5 minutes or so on each side. The cheese should melt and the bread should develop golden crust.

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John W.
John W.
Thanks for the recipe! These delicious sandwiches from photos look so appealing that it is difficult to resist the temptation to cook them. At cooking lessons say that the authors of the first sandwiches were Jews when during Easter bread was coated with oil and honey or put between two cakes fruit and nut filling. Although according to Wikipedia they have a different story https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandwich, in any case, since they came up with a lot of time, scientific and technological progress has stepped very far, but even now it is difficult to find a faster way to cook a delicious and beautiful dish.
For the preparation of sandwiches suitable any basis - white and dark bread, rolls, toast, brioche, pita bread, baguette, and dietary bread. These dishes allow any combination of products - it all depends on the characteristics of tastes, national traditions, and imagination of the cook.Cooking

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