Reuben on Rye with Russian Sauce

Reuben on Rye with Russian Sauce
(Serves 2) – Vegan
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RRR – Reuben, Rye, Russian. Simple sandwich with intense flavors. The Russian dressing alone is fantastic on many sandwich combos but really pops on this sandwich with the sauerkraut. A classic sandwich veganized!
Today was a very busy day, work then vet appointments. Both my doggies had their routine check ups today and today is my Beanie’s Birthday, so I had to make him a birthday cake too. Happy 3rd Birthday Beanie! You have truly brought so much joy into our lives. With that said, today was the perfect day for a quick sandwich for dinner Enjoy!

Ingredients:
4 Slices of Rye Bread
1 (8oz Pkg) Tempeh, sliced thin
½ Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
½ Tsp Salt
½ Tsp course ground Pepper
½ Tbsp Liquid Smoke, optional
Olive for frying (I used ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Topping:
Sauerkraut (about 2-3 Tbsp per sandwich)
Red Onion, sliced thinly
Vegan Cheese, optional

Directions:
-Combine sliced Tempeh with ½ Tbsp Olive Oil, Paprika, Salt/Pepper and liquid smoke and set aside for about 20 minutes for flavors to combine.
-Fry Tempeh in batches, I just divided in half. Set aside on paper towel to drain.
-Assemble: Bread, Dressing, Tempeh, Sauerkraut, Onions, and additional Dressing Bread. I also toast bread up also before assembling.
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Russian Sauce/Dressing
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Ingredients:
½ Cup Vegenaise (vegan mayo)
3 Tbsp Ketchup
¼ Cup Dill Pickles, chopped finely
1 Tbsp Horseradish Mustard (Stoneground Mustard with Horseradish)
¼ Tsp course Black Pepper
½ Tsp Sriracha

-Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate any unused portion.

Enjoy!
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