Southern Reuben Melts

Southern Reuben Melts

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1 to 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 cups coleslaw mix
8 rye bread slices
1 (6-ounce) package Swiss cheese slices
12 ounces thinly sliced ham
Butter-flavored cooking spray

Stir together first 4 ingredients.

Stir together coleslaw mix and 1/2 cup mayonnaise mixture.

Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture evenly on 1 side of each bread slice; top 4 slices evenly with cheese, ham, and coleslaw mixture. Top with remaining bread slices.

Place sandwiches on a baking sheet coated with butter-flavored cooking spray. Coat bottom of another baking sheet with cooking spray, and place, coated-side down, on sandwiches.

Bake at 375° for 10 to 15 minutes or until bread is golden and cheese melts.

This sandwich sounds good, but I wouldn’t call it a Reuben, southern or otherwise.