I love reubens and I love pizza, so it is only natural that I make a reuben pizza. This pizza took a couple of times to make before it made the website. Just so you know, thousand island dressing is a bad idea for a sauce. Trust me, I tried it. You also have to completely drain the sour kraut. If not, your pizza is going to be really soggy. For being a pizza, there are a lot of elements that need to be right to make the perfect pie. Luckily for you, I don’t give up easily. As for tonight, I have created the perfect reuben pie.
The key to the perfect reuben pie is the sauce. What kind of sauce did I use? Well you are going to have to keep on reading.
- Pizza Dough – Click here for my dough recipe, otherwise make your own or buy some from the store or your local pizza shop.
- 1/2 pound corned beef. I purchased mine from the deli counter. Ask for them to cut it thick.
- 8 oz shredded swiss cheese – you probably won’t be able to find is pre-shredded
- 6 oz sour kraut – drained
- 1/4 prepared mustard
- 1/4 spicy brown mustard
The first step is to let your dough rise. After it is risen punch it down and start to form it. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. If you need a dough recipe, I have a great recipe for a basic pizza dough. Click here for my dough recipe
Next coat your pan or peel with either cornmeal or semolina. Then spread your dough onto it and continue to form. I used a pan as my peel broke a couple of months ago and I am having a hard time finding a new one. Why doesn’t Bed Bath and Beyond have them in the store?
Next prepare your sauce. Combine the two types of mustard in a bowl and mix.
Then spread evenly over the pizza crust. Yep the secret is a spicy mustard sauce. I tried thousand island and it was bad. It burned and tasted weird. The mustard complements the pizza nicely.
Now cut your corned beef into even chunks.
Evenly layer the corned beef onto the pizza.
Now layer the sour kraut. Make sure to drain the sour kraut. If you forget you will have one soggy pizza. To drain the kraut, place the sour kraut into a couple of sheets of paper towels and squeeze it. Should only take a second.
Now shred your cheese. I looked forever to find pre-shredded swiss cheese. I found it once, but the store by me does not carry it anymore. No matter, I found a nice chunk of swiss on sale. So I shredded it myself. Only took a second with the box grater.
Now evenly sprinkle the cheese over the pizza.
Place the pizza in the preheated 425 degree oven and bake for 18-23 minutes. What can I say, ovens vary.
When the crust is golden and the cheese starts to brown, the pizza is done.
Remove it from the oven and let it site for a minute before cutting.
The pizza is as perfect as the sandwich.
I hope you guys enjoy this pizza as much as I did.