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Reuben Casserole

Re: Corned beef casserole/Reuben pie/Reuben pot pie with dumplings??
From: Dawn
Date: 4/29/2022, 9:11 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com

On 4/29/2022 2:00 AM, Dawn wrote:

Hi,

I am trying to find a lost recipe that I had in a recipe magazine almost 
25 years ago. Unfortunately I have lost the magazine to Superstorm Sandy 
in 2013 when my neighborhood was badly flooded. It is a recipe for leftover 
corned beef and it was a casserole type topped with rye dumplings.†Some 
of the ingredients that I remember are 2 cups of corned beef, potato hash 
browns (in the freezer section at the supermarket), Russian or Thousand 
Island dressing, sauerkraut, butter, flour, beef broth, and maybe a few 
others that I canít remember.† The gravy or sauce for the casserole was 
made with the butter/flour roux, added beef broth and the dressing for the 
classic Reuben flavor.† Mixed gravy with corned beef, hash browns and 
sauerkraut and put into a casserole dish.† Then made dumpling mixture and 
dropped the dumplings on top of the casserole.† The recipe for the dumplings 
used rye flour or maybe pumpernickel flour (if there is such a thing).†I 
could never find it by me so I made regular dumplings and put caraway seeds 
in them.

I have tried to search the internet but with no luck.†The recipe magazines 
were either Betty Crocker or Pillsbury, I believe. Iíve looked on both websites 
and not found the above recipe.† Iíve found different variations with an actual 
pie crust or using just the dressing for the sauce and not the above described 
gravy, using rye bread instead of potatoes as a filler to the casserole.†And so 
far I have not been able to find one with a dumpling topping.†Iíve seen biscuit 
toppings, but that is canned biscuits.† I am hoping you might have better luck.†

Thank you,

Dawn

Hello Dawn,

Sorry, I could not find anything that fits your description.

I'll post this for reader input.

Phaed

Subject:
Found: Reuben Casserole/Pot Pie
From: gwen 
Date: 5/24/2022, 10:01 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com

Hello again, after some time!†

I hope this email finds you and yours well after these rough few years past.†

In response to this request: https://hungrybrowser.com/phaedrus/m052322m.htm, 
I believe the following recipe fits the bill.

Reuben Pot Pie

2 tbsp. Butter
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. caraway seed
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1 cup beef broth
2 tbsp. Thousand Islanddressing
2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes with onions and peppers, thawed
1 container (2 cups) cut-up Old-World Corned Beef And Vegetables, thawed if frozen
1/2 cup sauerkraut,drained and cut up
Rye Dumpling Topper(below)

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter in 2qt. sauce over low heat. Stir in flour, 
caraway seed and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and 
bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in beef broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. 
Boil and stir for 1 minute. Stir in dressing until smooth.Stir in potatoes, corned 
beef and sauerkraut; heat through. Make Rye Dumpling Topper. Spoon hot corned beef 
mixture into ungreased square baking dish 8 x 8 x 2 inches. Drop dumpling batter by 
spoonfuls onto corned beef mixture. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until 
dumplings are golden brown. Makes 6 servings

Rye Dumpling Topper

2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup rye flour
1 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
Dash of salt
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons milk

Cut butter into flours ,brown sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl, using pastry 
blender, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in egg and milk.

Best,
Gwen
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 Yes!!! This is the one.  Thank you so much and thank you Gwen!!!

Dawn 



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