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Half-Raw Vegan Reuben Sandwich Recipe

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Sep 26, 2012

Here is the recipe—coaches loved it, and my kids gobble Patty’s Reuben sandwiches (with my raw sauerkraut).

Patty’s Half-Raw Vegan Reuben

Corned Beef Patties

In a high-speed blender combine:

2 cups of black beans

3 cups of veggie pulp (I used the pulp from cucumber/beet/carrot juice)

1 cup of sprouted sunflower seeds

3 Tablespoons caraway seeds

1 Tablespoon chipotle seasoning

1 Tablespoon dill

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 ½ to 2 cups of rejuvelac (or water) (search the blog to learn about rejuvelac)

Combine all ingredients except caraway seeds in high speed blender, on high speed until creamy. Pulse in caraway seeds.

Spoon into patties on dehydrator trays and dehydrate at 110 for 8 hours, flip over and dehydrate at 105 for another 4 to 6 hours.

Thousand Island Dressing

In high-speed blender combine two cups of Veganaise with ½ cup of dehydrated tomatoes and 1 Tablespoon dried dates until creamy. Fold in 1 cup of organic sweet relish.

Building the sandwich:

Lightly oil a griddle or frying pan.

Place a slice of Ezekiel Bread on the heated surface.

Spread on 2 Tablespoons of Thousand Island Dressing.

Place a vegan corned beef patty on top of bread.

Drop ½ cup of raw sauerkraut on top of corned beef.

Add top slice of bread.

Flip sandwich and brown both sides.

Serve with a side of extra raw sauerkraut. (See Step 8 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.)



Posted in: 12 Steps To Whole Food, Recipes

5 thoughts on “Half-Raw Vegan Reuben Sandwich Recipe”

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  1. Sounds delish! We LOVE(d) Reubens. Add a nice garlic pickle; I’m in! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yum!!! I am definitely making these!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Robyn,

    I just had to get on here and tell you how validated I am feeling right now. I have been following your 12 Steps Program for about 2 and a half months. I am a young mother of 4 small children ages 6, 4, 2, and 3 months. I have been loving the program and all the health benefits I have been experiencing including increased energy, relief from chronic low back pain (which I feel is due to drinking sole first thing every morning and lots of water between meals), vastly improved digestion, and a more positive mood. I gained 50 during pregnancy from eating lots and lots of the S.A.D. I am losing weight very slowly probably because I am in love with your granola and Almond Joy Fudge recipes.

    At times during this process I have felt discouraged because of the resistance of my family. My husband is not into any of it. He eats salad but loves his meat and potatoes and is not willing to try new foods very often. I have stopped buying meat so he gets that at lunch when he’s at work I guess. My children aren’t at all good at drinking green smoothies or eating many of the dinners I prepare. However, we are taking baby steps.

    They love the kefir smoothies I make for them and will eat the granola pretty well.

    The thing that just happened tonight that made me feel so happy was that for dinner I made “Evi from Germany’s” Yummy Vegan Burgers with Pesto and (my homegrown, fresh) Salsa from the Reader’s Favorite Healthy Recipes book. I couldn’t believe I had all those ingredients in my cupboard. I only had to buy the dried mushrooms and fennel seeds. The whole time I was making it I was thinking, “No one is going to eat this but me. I am not going to get ornery when they all hate it.” But, guess what? They loved it! Even my most resistant child ate half a burger. It was delicious! It just goes to show that this is a process and it takes patience and time (to get it right. Ha, ha. Now you’ve got that George Harrison song stuck in your head, right!)

    One thing I have been doing to help me one this road to a 60-80% raw, plant based, whole foods diet is to read this ENTIRE blog.

    That’s right, I started at the very first post back in September 2007 and have been working my way through a little at a time. I’m up to April 2011 now. I even read all of your (Robyn’s) comments. This helps me to keep learning and stay motivated. You have become my guru. I feel I can trust what you say because I don’t feel you are trying to make money off of me. I love how well read and knowledgeable you are about nutrition. I feel like I’ve found the truth in a sea of lies and “philosophies of men.”

    It has been trying to realize how much candy and junk the kids are given at church, school and other activities. It is hard for me to talk to people about nutrition anymore because I start to talk about things that over their heads and they may feel like I am high and mighty about it all. I have to try and remember what I knew just a short while ago. I will never be able to go back to eating the SAD now that I know the truth. Thank you, Robyn from the bottom of my heart for showing me the light! You are giving an invaluable service to all those with ears to hear.

    The ironic thing is that my own step-father is a raw foodist but I never learned much from him. It seemed too overwhelming and seemed to take way too much time. It is true what they say that when the student is ready a teacher will appear. You are my teacher!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Robyn,
    I’d like to preface this by saying I love your site and the addition of green smoothies into my lifestyle has been a wonderful change for the better. My question to you is about wheat: I’ve recently been reading the book “Wheat Belly” by Davis, and although I haven’t finished it yet, I wanted to know what your opinions on it might be. So far from what I’ve read, he makes some great points on why traditional whole wheat may be more harmful than beneficial. The sprouted variety is probably a whole different story, but nevertheless, what do you think?

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