Wild Reuben Toastie

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4 Sandwiches

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.

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  • 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
  • Sauerkraut
  • Swiss cheese
  • Mayonnaise


  • 1)

    Pop black mustard seeds into your pan and leave on high heat until they start popping (should only take a few mins).

  • 2)

    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!

  • 3)

    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.

  • 4)

    Cut up your meat into three pieces so more of it gets covered in the rub.

  • 5)

    Roll your meat in the rub.

  • 6)

    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.

  • 7)

    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.

  • 8)

    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.

  • 9)

    Cut up your bread while you’re waiting for your meat to cook. We are using a sourdough.

  • 10)

    Leave meat to rest for a few minutes once it’s finished cooking.

  • 11)

    Get some sauerkraut, mayo and cheese out onto a plate/board.

  • 12)

    GAME CHANGER- spread mayo onto outside of your bread.

  • 13)

    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.

  • 14)

    Place into fry pan with ghee or butter inside it, sprinkle with some salt.

  • 15)

    Place heavy weight (i.e another pot or pan) on top to smash the toastie down.

  • 16)

    Flip after 2-3 mins and cook on other side with weight on top.

  • 17)

    After 2-3 minutes on second side, remove from pan.

  • 18)

    Cut in half, and top with another sprinkle of salt!

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