• For Thousand Island Dressing, in a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, green pepper, chili sauce, and green onion, regular onion or onion powder. Carefully fold in the chopped egg and pimiento, if you like.

  • Stir drained sauerkraut into dressing. Set aside.

  • On 4 slices of rye bread, arrange 4 slices of corned beef on each bread slice. Spread sauerkraut mixture over corned beef. Top each with 2 slices cheese. Place the remaining bread slices on top of cheese. Spread tops with softened butter.

  • Brush a grill, griddle or large, heavy skillet with butter. Place the sandwiches, buttered side up, on grill or griddle. (It may be necessary to cook two sandwiches at a time if the grill is too small.) With a spatula, press the sandwich tops. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until the bread is toasted and cheese is melted, turning sandwiches once. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

728 calories; 51 g total fat; 131 mg cholesterol; 2024 mg sodium. 37 g carbohydrates;