Reuben Sandwich

Not too tricky
Not too tricky
Not too tricky
Not too tricky
0:40 m

There’s mighty sandwiches, and then there’s the mightier reuben, but have you met its vegan sister? We’ve pulled off a gorgeously pink fake pastrami for our vegan reuben with beetroot juice and a few spices. Served with a russian style dressing, sauerkraut, mustard, pickles and plant-based cheese for the ultimate bank holiday sandwich!

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For the Pastrami

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>250g extra firm tofu<item-todo-done>

For the Marinade

<item-todo-done>150ml beetroot juice or the juice from a pack of cooked beetroot<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp garlic powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp mustard powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp ground coriander<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp black pepper<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp soy sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp brown rice miso paste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp apple cider vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 drop liquid smoke<item-todo-done>

For the Thousand Island Dressing

<item-todo-done>75g plant-based mayonnaise<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp ketchup<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp Sriracha<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp Worcestershire sauce<item-todo-done>

For the Sandwich

<item-todo-done>4 slices of sourdough bread<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 tbsp - sauerkraut<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g pickles - dill<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 plant-based cheese slices<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp Dijon mustard<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Frying pan | Vegetable peeler

Marinate the pastrami

  • Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl
  • Dry the tofu with kitchen paper to remove as much water as you can
  • Use a vegetable peeler to peel thin strips of tofu or slice with a knife. Thinner slices will absorb the marinade better
  • Lay the tofu slices in a rectangular container
  • Pour the marinade over the tofu slices and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes

Cook the pastrami

  • Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat with the olive oil
  • Carefully lift out the tofu slices shaking off the marinade and lay in the pan
  • Fry for 2 minutes until golden, then flip and cook the otherside. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining slices

Make the thousand island dressing

  • Mix the vegan mayo, ketchup, sriracha, worcestershire sauce in a small bowl

Assemble the reuben

  • Spread the dressing on of the sourdough slices and the mustard on the other
  • Top with the pastrami, cheese slices, dill pickles and sauerkraut
  • Sandwich the bread together, slice and enjoy
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