This Reuben is a far cry from the original mile-high sandwich made with corned beef, Russian dressing and lots of melted cheese. This sandwich makes your mouth happy, as the layers of sauerkraut, tofu and cheese work so well nestled between the griddled crispy rye bread.
1/2 pound extra-firm tofu, cut lengthwise into four 1/4-inch thick slices
1 teaspoon tamari
2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
2 teaspoons ketchup
2 teaspoons sweet or dill pickle relish
8 slices rye bread
2/3 cup sauerkraut, drained
4 slices soy cheese
2 tablespoons canola oil
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Season tofu all over with tamari, then transfer to a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, put mayonnaise, ketchup and relish into a small bowl and mix to make a dressing.
Spread dressing on each slice of bread, then arrange tofu slices on 4 slices of the bread. Spread sauerkraut evenly over tofu, then top with cheese and remaining bread slices, dressing-side down.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Lightly oil the pan, then arrange sandwiches in the skillet in a single layer. Arrange a large plate on top of the sandwiches and weigh it down with a can or heavy saucepot to firmly press the sandwiches. Lower the heat and cook for 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip sandwiches over and repeat the process until heated through and golden brown on both sides. Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately.
Per Serving:330 calories (150 from fat), 16g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 780mg sodium, 30g carbohydrates, (9 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 15g protein.
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