R&R's Reuben Balls

92 mins (prep 90, cooking 2)
11 ingredients
26-30 servings
I am not a fan of the typical Reuben sandwich, but many of my family and friends are. So I found a way to please everyone, including myself, with this concoction. I absolutely love these, and could eat them daily, which is the nice thing about this recipe. They can be prepared all the way up until the fry-time, but then frozen to use "as needed/wanted"... (in the directions below) for up to a month. These make for a fantastic appetizer for a party/gathering, or for an afternoon/midnight snack! (see freezing instructions). Fry up 3 for yourself as a late night binge, or fry up 20 for unexpected guests. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. (Please just be sure to read the directions carefully, so they are as delicious for you and yours as they are for us). *NOTE: Prep time includes refrigeration time. Also, using ingredients 1-5 and steps 1 & 2, you can easily make this into a creamy spread for cocktail rye (or whatever makes you happy), just microwave the mixture for a few seconds

Categories:  side-dish , north-american , beef , comfort-food , taste~mood , <-4-hours , cheese , low-carb , snack , low-in... , eggs~dairy , father's-day , oamc~freezer~make-ahead , time-to-make , holiday , easy , american , meat ,
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  • 1 (12 ounce) corned beef (hormel brand)
  • 1 (14 ounce) sauerkraut, drained, rinsed, chopped, dried (franks brand, see instructions)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temp (1/2 of 8 oz block of philadelphia brand)
  • 4 ounces swiss cheese, shredded (1/2 of 8 oz block or 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced dried onion (dehydrated)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup plain dried breadcrumbs (out of the canister)
  • 3 cups vegetable oil, in a deep heavy sauce pan (or 2 inches of oil)
  • 1/2 cup russian salad dressing (optional)


Serving Size (61.29 g)
Servings 26
Amount per Serving
Calories 300.75 Calories from Fat 260.01
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28.89g 1155.66%
Saturated Fat 3.01g 391.35%
Trans Fat 0.7g %
Cholesterol 7.72mg 66.91%
Sodium 158.53mg 171.74%
Total Carbohydrate 7.15g 61.99%
Dietary Fiber 0.57 g 59.54%
Sugars 2.84 g %
Protein 4.08g 212.03%
Vitamin A 49.43IU% Vitamin C 2.51mg%
Calcium 109.76mg% Iron 0.48mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
corned beef, minced dried onion, plain dried breadcrumbs, russian salad dressing