Our wild Reuben toastie with @missarahglover. We used venison from @fairgamewildvenison for this recipe but feel free to use beef! Also will be super delicious if cooking it on the stovetop rather than on a fire! If you want to give venison a try, hit up @fairgamewildvenison (if you live on the East coast) and use RECIPEARCE for 10% off.
Wild Reuben Toastie
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 Sandwiches
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- Total time: 20 minutes
- Serves: 4 Sandwiches
- 400 g Venison, (we used topside but could also use rump, knuckle, back strap or tenderloin. Or can use a cut of beef!)
- 3/4 cup Black mustard seeds
- 2 tsp Dill seeds
- 1 tsp Chilli flakes
- 1 tsp Cracked black pepper
- Salt flakes
- Butter and Ghee/Oil
- Sourdough bread
- Swiss cheese
Pop black mustard seeds into your pan and leave on high heat until they start popping (should only take a few mins).
Once popped and aromatic, bash open the mustard seeds with a hammer, meat mallet, anything you’ve got. Keep crushing till they’re all opened up!
Throw 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of chili flakes, approx 2 teaspoons of dill seeds and 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper into mustard seeds.
Cut up your meat into three pieces so more of it gets covered in the rub.
Roll your meat in the rub.
If you’re cooking over fire, drizzle some ghee over the top of the rub. If cooking on a stovetop add ghee/oil straight to pan.
If cooking on fire, place on rack over the coals. Can cook on BBQ at approx 200C or on a stove top at high heat.
If you want it rare, cook on fire for approx 5 mins per side and on stovetop for approx 3 mins per side. If wanting it more well done then cook for longer.
Cut up your bread while you’re waiting for your meat to cook. We are using a sourdough.
Leave meat to rest for a few minutes once it’s finished cooking.
Get some sauerkraut, mayo and cheese out onto a plate/board.
GAME CHANGER- spread mayo onto outside of your bread.
Then place cheese onto outer layer inside the toastie, add some sauerkraut, some thinly sliced meat and a sprinkle of salt. Add a slice of cheese on outer layer of other side of toast too and make sure outside of lid has mayo spread on it too.
Place into fry pan with ghee or butter inside it, sprinkle with some salt.
Place heavy weight (i.e another pot or pan) on top to smash the toastie down.
Flip after 2-3 mins and cook on other side with weight on top.
After 2-3 minutes on second side, remove from pan.
Cut in half, and top with another sprinkle of salt!