Melt Bar and Grilled version of a Turkey Reuben. Melt is this amazing grilled cheese palace in Cleveland, Ohio that has been featured on several television shows like Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and Man vs Food. I went when Ed and I were living in Cleveland, and this is what I ordered. I didn't even come close to replicating the deliciousness that was that sandwich, but I tried my best. They call it the Smokey Russian, I'm just going with the smokey turkey reuben.
Smokey Turkey Reuben
Adapted from Melt Bar and Grilled Smokey Russian!
1 lb sliced deli smokey turkey
1 15 oz can sauerkraut
1 cup shredded or sliced smoked gouda cheese
1 large onion, sliced
8 slices bread
4 Tablespoons butter
Salt and Pepper
In a saute pan, cooked sliced onions in 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat until caramelized and brown. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside. In the same saute pan, combine sliced turkey and sauerkraut over medium high heat and cook until slightly brown and warmed through. While turkey and sauerkraut is cooking, butter the 8 slices of bread. When turkey and sauerkraut is cooked, removed from heat and set aside. In a separate saute pan, layer buttered bread, gouda cheese, sauteed onions, cooked turkey and sauerkraut, gouda cheese and bread. Cook until bread is toasted on one side. Flip and cook on other side. Remove from heat. Enjoy!