I probably say a lot of sandwiches are my favorite, but if we get rid of the basics (PBJs and grilled cheeses) then I can pretty confidently say that a Reuben is my most requested, most ordered sandwich. I always forgo the meat and occasionally swap in sauteed mushrooms and peppers or even just slices of tomato. Josh, on the other hand, is not really into sauerkraut and will kick and scream over eating a Reuben until he’s actually eating it — at which point, he remembers that sauerkraut + thousand island dressing = pure bliss.
In a random twist the other day, I was craving some kind of smoky meatiness on my Reuben, which is very strange because I’ve never actually had a Reuben with meat on it over the course of my life. Lightlife was kind enough to send over some coupons recently and since I love their meaty substitutes, I knew needed to make use of one now. I think *once* I made a tempeh Reuben, but it involved a lot of simmering and I was feeling a little lazy. Since brats and sauerkraut go together so fantastically, I knew their SmartSausages would be a delicious addition to my Reuben!
I prepared mine on the stove/oven, but these could easily be made on the grill. Grill the brat on the grill, and set the assembled goodness on the little top rack with the lid closed so the cheese can get melty. No excuse not to eat tasty Reuben dogs year round. Best of all, Lightlife is giving away a couple of coupons for free product — see the Rafflecopter below to enter! I love the taste and texture of Lightlife, plus the sausages are a little lower in calories than I’ve seen for other veggie sausages — win, win, win!
Giveaway open to US residents only. This post was sponsored by Lightlife, but all opinions are my own.