Fall Off (the wagon) Fridays with a Slow Cooker Chicago Style Reuben
Slow Cooked Corned Beef
  • 3.5Lb. Seasoned Corned Beef
  • 1Cup Laguinitas IPA or whatever beer you have
  • 5Long CarrotsCarrots’ orange hue comes from beta-carotene, a compound that serves as a source of heart-healthy vitamin A. Getting enough vitamin A helps fight heart disease, according to a review published in “Heart and Circulatory Physiology” in 2008
  • 2 Bay LeavesBay leaves, contain rutin and it helps strengthens capillary walls in the heart and the body’s extremities, while caffeic acid, which is in bay leaves, can help eliminate LDL or bad cholesterol from the cardiovascular system.
  • 3 Cloves of GarlicGarlic offers a variety of benefits, from cardiovascular protection, lowering LDL levels, and triglycerides.
  • 1Medium OnionOnion is high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Some benefits may include reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • 2Tablespoons Felippo Berio Olive OilOlive oil helps decrease the total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels
Making your Reuben Sandwich
Slow Cooked Corned Beef
  1. First, add your beer, olive oil, seasoned corned beef, whole cloves of garlic, sliced onion, whole carrots, and bay leaves to your crock pot and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low, 8-10.
  2. Once cooked, remove and cool the corned beef.
Making your Reuben Sandwich
  1. While the corned beef is cooling, preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Then, slice your bread and drizzle olive oil and bake for 3 minutes or until the bread starts to lightly toast, then remove it from the oven.
  3. From the bottom, layering up, add corned beef, sauerkraut, cooked onion(from the slow cooker), hot or mild giardiniera, and top with Swiss cheese and bake for 5 minutes. Remove and add Thousand Island dressing and slice your slow cooked carrots and add to the top and serve….Enjoy it with my favorite beer, Laguinitas Lil Sumpin Sumpin…Cheers to the Weekend All!!!

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