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Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

Reuben sandwiches are a New York deli classic and a great use for leftover St. Patrick’s Day corned beef. It’s no wonder this sandwich is counted among many people’s favorites. A great reuben with a side of chips and a soda is about as perfect a lunch combo as one can create.

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

If you’ve never had a reuben sandwich before, we a) are very sad for you and b) think you should stop reading here and run to the nearest deli counter. Are you back? Okay, good, we’re all on the same page about how delicious the reuben is. The origin of the sandwich is unclear. One story credits a grocer in Omaha and one, a deli owner in New York city (I’ll let you guess which side of the fence we stand on). Wherever its true origins, we’re glad it exists because it’s a favorite in our test kitchen.

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

The grilled sandwich contains a stack of corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and Russian or Thousand Island dressing layered between slices of buttered rye bread. It’s typically grilled until everything is warm and melted, but we love the way the cheese melts and the bread gets toasty in our panini press. The panini press’s gorgeous grill marks add to the spectacle of gooey, dripping goodness.

You’ll love the panini twist on this New York classic – just don’t try to eat this delicious sandwich without some napkins nearby.

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)


Reuben Panini
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
8 (1/2-thick) slices rye bread
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup thousand island dressing
1 pound corned beef, divided into four servings
2 cups sauerkraut
4 slices Swiss cheese
Instructions
Preheat panini press.
Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Spread dressing on other side of bread.
Place corned beef, 1/2 cup sauerkraut, and 1 slice of Swiss cheese on each slice of bread.
Cover with remaining 4 slices of bread, butter side up.
Place 2 sandwiches on panini press. Close lid.
Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until desired brownness. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
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Pile bread up with your favorite meat, cheese and veggies, and create a satisfying meal in one easy press. The Hamilton Beach® Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker Grill lets you grill hot, delicious sandwiches of any thickness, thanks to a floating lid that expertly presses down onto sandwiches and leaves appetizing grill marks behind.  

 

 

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

The Breakfast Sandwich Maker has gotten so popular its spawned cookbooks full of recipes for breakfast sandwiches – and lunch and dinner foods alike! We’re always inspired by the things we see people making in our Breakfast Sandwich Makers, so we are always trying to come up with new ideas you can try at home in your machine.

Since we obviously love reuben sandwiches so much, we knew we had to make one in the Breakfast Sandwich Maker. Happily, it worked like a charm! We love this recipe for a toasty reuben that’s perfect for party snacks, game days, small hands, mid-afternoon snacks or an easy lunch. And now we’re inspired to make reuben everything: nachos, tacos, dips, pizzas…we could go on.

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)


Breakfast Sandwich Maker Reuben
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
2 slices rye bread or pumpernickel
1 Tablespoons softened butter
2 Tablespoons thousand island dressing
3 slices corned beef, precooked
1/3 cup cooked cabbage or sauerkraut
1 slice Swiss cheese
Instructions
Preheat breakfast sandwich maker until green READY/PREHEAT light comes on.
Use a large cookie cutter to cut bread slices into 2 circles. Butter one side of each bread circle. Spread dressing on other side of bread.
Lift cover, top ring and cooking plate. Place one bread circle, butter-side down in bottom ring of the breakfast sandwich maker. Top with cheese and cabbage.
Lower cooking plate and top ring. Add corned beef to cooking plate. Top with remaining bread circle, butter-side up.
Close cover. Cook 4 to 5 minutes.
Slide out cooking plate by rotating handle clockwise. Lift cover and rings; carefully remove sandwich with plastic spatula.
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Don’t let another morning go by without the Breakfast Sandwich Maker by Hamilton Beach. It lets you enjoy a homemade breakfast sandwich, made your way, in the comfort of your own kitchen. Cleanup is easy because all removable parts go in the dishwasher.

 

 

 

Do you love reubens as much as we do? Have you tried to make them in a unique way like in a panini press or Breakfast Sandwich Maker?

What did you think?



 Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Corned beef and cabbage is about as classic a St. Patrick’s Day dish as you can make. Corned beef is slow cooked and served alongside cabbage with optional ingredients like potatoes, carrots and onions. Though corned beef and cabbage is Irish at heart, it’s not something the Irish ate often back in the day. Instead, during the 18th century, the beef-producing country exported the expensive meat to neighboring countries and dined on pork, veggies and dairy instead. Who knew?

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Today, most Irish don’t consider corned beef a native dish. And believe me, we asked our resident Irishman. Rather, the salt-cured meat as we know it now is an Irish-American and New York delicatessen fusion. It’s become a St. Paddy’s favorite as part of Irish-American culture, since corned beef was a cheaper substitute for bacon in the traditional Irish dish bacon and cabbage. (Wikipedia)

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Regardless of its origins or authenticity, we’re big fans of corned beef – both in sandwiches and this corned beef and cabbage dish – so we’re happy to make it at home once a year each March. To keep things as quick and simple as possible, we make our recipe in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

The corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions go in the crock with some pickling spices and water until everything is cooked through but still vibrant. It smells amazing as it cooks, so you’ll be hungry all day. When the table is set, the meat and veggies get drained and served for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

There’s only one pot to clean up and the leftovers (if there are any) make a delicious reuben sandwich. Serve the corned beef and cabbage with a good Irish beer. We’re not into the green beer, but prefer a nice stout to go with the theme: a deliciously hearty St. Patrick’s Day.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 1/2 to 3 pound corned beef brisket
1/4 cup pickling spices
Water
1 small head cabbage, quartered
6 thin carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise
12 small fingerling potatoes, halved
1 bag (8 oz.) pearl onions, peeled
Spicy brown mustard, optional
Instructions
Rinse corned beef and place in 5-6 quart slow cooker.
Sprinkle pickling spices over meat and cover with water.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 10 hours.
Add cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions to slow cooker with corned beef and cook on HIGH for an additional hour. If using LOW, switch to HIGH.
Notes
To serve, cut corned beef across the grain and plate over cabbage.
Serve with spicy brown mustard or horseradish, if desired.
Pickling spices can be found in the spice isle of major grocery stores.
For variety, try yellow or purple potatoes.
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The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.

The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker comes with five unique wrap sets, and Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker Extra Wraps let you add additional designs like these shamrock and pumpkin wraps perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween festivities. Additional patterns available online include holidays, birthdays, seasons, sports, bridal and baby shower.



Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

It’s pretty cold in most of the country, and that means we’re dealing with the dreaded winter blues that only a bowl of hot comfort food can cure. Our favorite go-to meal this time of year is a classic beef stew made with hearty beef, mushrooms, carrots, onions and red wine – and you can’t make this delicious dinner any easier than with the convenience of a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Beef Stew
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 pounds beef stew cubes
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can (14.5 oz.) whole peeled tomatoes, cut into pieces
1 can (14.5 oz.) beef broth
3/4 cup red wine
2 packets onion soup mix
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 small red potatoes
1 bag (16 oz.) carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 package (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms
1 large onion, cut into eighths
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper; add beef. Toss to coat.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add half of the beef. Cook until browned on all sides. Repeat with remaining beef.
Place browned beef in slow cooker crock. Stir in tomatoes, beef broth, wine, onion soup mix and basil until well blended.
Add potatoes, carrots, onion and mushrooms.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 12 hours until meat is tender.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning, place cookware in base. Cover and cook as directed in recipe.
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Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

We love the flavor combinations of classic meatloaf, but it can be a hassle to put together, especially on a weeknight. And despite how easy it seems, meatloaf tends to dry out when you bake it in the oven.  Believe it or not, the slow cooker is an ideal way to make meatloaf.

Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

This cooking method locks in moisture so dry meatloaf will be a thing of the past. Prepare everything in advance, then place the entire crock in the fridge until morning. When you leave for the day, place the crock in the slow cooker, set the timer and come home later to a perfectly cooked meal.

Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Classic Meatloaf
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 pounds ground beef (90% lean)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large eggs
1/2 cup crushed buttery crackers
1/2 cup ketchup, divided
1/4 cup milk
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
Instructions
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, eggs, cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Line the slow cooker crock with nonstick aluminum foil.
Shape the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place in foil-lined slow cooker crock.
In a small bowl, combine remaining ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Spread over top of meatloaf.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or LOW for 4 to 5 hours. If using a slow cooker with a probe, cook until meatloaf reaches 160°F.
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Hamilton Beach® Slow Cookers take the convenience of slow-cooked dishes a giant step further. Several models of slow cookers, such as the Stay or Go® Slow Cooker, address one of your greatest concerns—getting your finished dish to a potluck or party without messy spills.



Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

One of our most-viewed recipes is classic slow cooker pot roast, and we think we know why it’s so popular. After all, it only involves dumping a few simple ingredients into the slow cooker and walking away for 8 hours! So how can we achieve the same bang for our buck, but with a twist that makes pot roast special for the holidays?

Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

To start, we simply add a few seasonal root vegetables like turnips and rutabaga. Then, we dress up the sauce with flavorful spices and succulent cranberries. Add a few sprigs of fresh herbs before placing on the table, and Voila! Dinner is served, and my, does it look tasty! This year, the holidays will be as easy as any weekday dinner, but with all the exceptional and thoughtful touches that make the season sparkle.

Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Holiday Pot Roast
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 to 3 1/2-pound beef chuck roast
4 large carrots, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
2 small turnips, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
1 medium rutabaga, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
1 medium sweet onion, cut in eighths
1 can (14 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
1 envelope (1 oz.) dry onion soup mix
1 cup fresh cranberries
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Directions
In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Brown beef on both sides.
Meanwhile, place half of the carrots, turnips, rutabaga and onion in bottom of slow cooker crock.
Place beef on top of vegetables in crock. Arrange remaining vegetables around beef.
In a medium bowl, mix cranberry sauce, soup mix, cranberries, cornstarch, cinnamon, thyme, pepper, allspice and cloves. Pour over beef and vegetables.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning beef, place cookware in slow cooker base, arrange veggies and beef, then continue with Step 4.
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