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Cooking in a Hotel Room; Delicious Corned Beef Reuben’s

This next recipe in the Cooking in a Hotel Room series can easily be created with an electric griddle or hotplate and skillet and a few basic items from your portable kitchen.

Cooking in a Hotel Room Corned Beef Reubens

The first time I ever ate a Reuben was in a hotel room, with soup that had been warmed in a crock pot. I thought it was delicious meal and one I’ve since duplicated at home and on the road.

Reuben’s are a quick, filling meal that are fairly inexpensive.

To create these in the hotel room, you’ll need the following items from your portable kitchen:
a knife or spatula and a colander. You’ll also need a griddle or hotplate with a skillet.

Food Ingredients You’ll Need:

Rye Bread (I use Seedless Rye)
Corned Beef
Thousand Island Dressing
Swiss or Provolone Cheese
Butter or Margarine

Rinse and drain the sauerkraut. Butter your bread on one side like you do for grilled cheese sandwiches (another great sandwich for cooking in a hotel room). Preheat skillet or griddle to medium or medium-high. Place the bread butter-side down and add a slice of cheese with several layers of Corned Beef. Add sauerkraut and heat until the bread is golden brown. Flip the sandwich over and heat on the opposite side until it is also golden brown. Remove the sandwich from the griddle or pan and drizzle with Thousand Island Dressing.

Serve with a salad, soup, chips or vegetables (Steamables for the microwave are perfect for cooking in a hotel room).

Has this post been helpful? You’ll find more information about preparing meals on the road in my series, Cooking in a Hotel Room.

Next week I’ll kick off an exciting giveaway to help you create your own portable kitchen! I can’t wait and this time I have prizes for two lucky readers!


Tuesday 20th of August 2013

Wrap that sandwich in foil and apply a hot iron (yes, an iron you use to press your clothes) until the bread inside is toasted brown on each side and the sandwich is hot. You can also make a grilled cheese sandwich in the same manner.


Wednesday 21st of August 2013

What a great tip! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try that on our next hotel stay. !


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Oh my goodness. This looks delicious and I HATE corned beef. Great picture.

Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie}

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Sure looks better than crap from the vending machines that is for certain.


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Love this. We are always looking for ways to save money when we travel and we often cook in our hotel room. Adding this recipe to our travel book. Thanks!


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Love this idea, especially for my husband who travels often. Protection Status
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