Mini Reuben Patty Melts

Aired September 18, 2012

1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
Kosher salt
1 tablespoon coriander, a scant palmful
1 tablespoon paprika, a scant palmful
1 tablespoon granulated garlic, a palmful
1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons allspice, half a palmful
About 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or ground red pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
1 1-pound sack sauerkraut
1 loaf Rubschlager mini rye or pumpernickel bread
Softened butter
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons pickle relish
3 tablespoons ketchup
12 slices Swiss cheese, quartered

Combine beef with salt, coriander, paprika, garlic, pepper, allspice and cayenne. Form 12 2-ounce patties.

Heat a large griddle over medium to medium-high heat. Spray griddle with cooking spray and cook patties a couple of minutes on each side, remove to plate. Clean griddle.

Rinse and drain the sauerkraut.

Butter 1 side of 24 slices of bread.

Combine sour cream with relish, ketchup, salt and pepper.

Make sandwiches with buttered sides of bread facing out, 2 squares of quartered sliced cheese stacked, a patty, more cheese, some sauerkraut and dressing. Griddle mini Reuben sandwiches until golden and the cheese is melted; serve warm.

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