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Reuben Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
This moist loaf is sure to become a favorite with sauerkraut lovers. Mary Alice Taylor of Downingtown, Pennsylvania rolls tangy kraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island salad dressing into well-seasoned ground beef for a delicious dinner.


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup soft rye bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup prepared Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. crumble beef over mixture and mix well. On a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, pat meat mixture into a 14x10-in. rectangle. Spread with salad dressing; top with sauerkraut and 1/2 cup Swiss cheese. Roll up, starting with a long side and peeling foil away while rolling; seal seams and ends.
  2. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°; drain. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 305 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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