Corned beef sandwich
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Alternative namesCorned beef on rye
Region or stateUnited States
Created byAshkenazi Jews
Main ingredientsBread, corned beef, Jewish deli mustard, pickles
VariationsReuben sandwich

A corned beef sandwich is a Jewish deli sandwich filled with corned beef, traditionally served with mustard and a pickle.


In the United Kingdom, where it is not considered to be a Jewish dish, the sandwich is most likely to be made with canned corned beef, and often served with pickle rather than mustard.

Another variant more common in the United States has sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on rye bread grilled and served hot is known as a Reuben sandwich.[1]

A contraband corned beef sandwich on rye bread brought aboard the Gemini 3 spacecraft by John Young resulted in a minor controversy, for the risk posed to the craft and crew by floating crumbs and lingering odors.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Linda Rehberg, Lois Conway, 2005 Slow Cooker Magic: A Seasonal Selection of Family Favorite Recipes Macmillan, p. 60 ISBN 0-312-32657-2
  2. ^ "The case of the contraband corned beef sandwich". Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2012.

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