Cattle Corner

Courtesy photo/Jean Barton

Branding time when Mike and Kendra McCluskey branded their fall calves with the Lazy W brand. They were using a hot iron which makes a legal brand for identification in California.

Makes 4 servings

Total preparation and cooking time: 25 minutes

12 ounces thinly sliced deli corned beef

2 tablespoons butter, softened

8 slices rye or pumpernickel bread

8 slices Swiss cheese

1 – 1/2 cups sauerkraut, well drained

1/4 cup reduced fat or regular Thousand Island dressing

1. Lightly spread butter on one side of each bread slice.

2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place two bread slices, butter side down, in skillet. Top each bread slice with two slices cheese, 1 tablespoon dressing, 3 ounces corned beef and 1/4 of the sauerkraut. Top with two bread slices butter side up.

3. Cook sandwiches 4 to 6 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, turning once. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Serve with additional Thousand Island dressing, if desired.

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