Friday, April 29, 2016

Reuben Pinwheel Sandwich - 52 Appetizers

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 It's Graduation time in my area.

I get asked to make a tray of appetizers often.  I love serving these up to fans of the sandwich, and for a hostess that simply wants something tasty (one of the most popular sandwiches), yet just a little something something.

I have made these several times, each time the plate comes back empty.  People love these!

There is a slight down size, normally pinwheel sandwiches are inexpensive to make.  These are about the most expensive pinwheels I make because of the cost of the corned beef.  I tried these with a lower quality (cheaper) corned beef... MUCH lower taste.  So, it's off to the deli counter.  Ask for the thinnest possible cut and make a couple of layers for that seasoned pickled beef taste that you want.

The recipe will make about 60 bites (depends on how thick you slice them).  Ingredient costs are about $15, making them about a quarter each.

But worth it...Guaranteed empty plate coming back!

 OK... Here's what I did...

Reuben Sandwich Pinwheels

  • 5 Tortilla (Soft, Flour)
  • 1 BricK Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Russian Dressing (can use 1,000 Island or French)
  • 15 Thin Sliced Corned Beef Lunch Meat Slices
  • 1/4 Cup Sauerkraut. Drained and squeezed dry
Cooking Directions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, Add the softened Cream Cheese, Shredded Swiss Cheese and the Russian Dressing. Using the whisk attachment, Whisk until creamy and spreadable.
  2. Lay out the soft flour Tortillas. Spread 1/5th of the Cream Cheese mix on each tortilla. Spread to evenly coat each tortilla.
  3. Evenly top each with slices of the corned beef (except for the top 1/2 inch (the Cream Cheese mix will help Seal the pinwheels)
  4. Evenly top with 1/5th of the Sauerkraut.(except for the top 1/2 inch (the Cream Cheese mix will help Seal the pinwheels).
  5. Lightly roll up the Tortillas. Not too tightly, do not roll up so tight that the filling pushes forward. Once you reach the top (The part with just Cream Cheese mix). press to seal the top edges, forming a log. Repeat with remaining Tortillas
  6. Refrigerate the "Logs" for 1 hour.
  7. Slice each log into 1/2 inch Pinwheel Sandwiches, discard (or cooks delight, eat) the end pieces that do not sit flat. Repeat with remaining logs.
  8. Plate, cover with plastic wrap, keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
    Serve chilled and ENJOY!

 A Fantastic Appetizer.  The Reuben is a very popular sandwich.  This is that sandwich in a handheld appetizer form.  All the flavors, simple, to make, attractive to serve and popular!

A win win win!

One of my "52 Appetizer Recipes" Collection (Plenty more than 52 actually, A great place to find ideas!
And PERFECT for any big gathering...  Potluck, Neighborhood Pass a Plate event, Something to bring, BIG Family event (Impress that Sister-in-Law) and you will really shine when you take a plate of these to that Church PotLuck dinner.  Guaranteed you will bring home an empty plate!

One of my "52 Church Potluck Dishes" Collection (Plenty more than 52 actually. A great place to find ideas!

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