Grilled Turkey Rachel #WeekdaySupper

Grilled Turkey Rachel
Turkey Rachels are Turkey Reuben’s little sister in the sandwich world. When I worked in a New York deli on Long Island, native New Yorkers called them “sloppys”. Cole slaw tends to do that to a sandwich! I think I like the term “Rachel” better. 😉

Some people prefer mustard but I like mine with Thousand Island dressing.

I’m making these quick, easy grilled sandwiches for #WeekdaySupper.
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You can make the slaw ahead and use bottled Thousand Island. The hardest part is deciding what kind of turkey to choose. I like a honey roasted breast. Traditional oven roast or even smoked turkey will also taste great.
Grilled Turkey Rachel Ingredients
If you like, you can find my cole slaw recipe here .

These sandwiches can be served open-faced too! Just grab your knife and fork.

Turkey Rachel pan

Grilled Turkey Rachel #WeekdaySupper
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  • 4 slices rye, marble or pumpernickel bread
  • 4 slices low-fat Swiss cheese
  • ¼ pound deli turkey meat
  • ½ cup cole slaw
  • ¼ cup Thousand Island dressing
  • butter for grilling
  1. Spread dressing on both sides of bread. Top with one slice cheese per piece.
  2. Melt butter in skillet. Add bread.
  3. Add turkey along side of bread, turning to warm through.
  4. When cheese starts to melt, add warmed turkey to both sides of sandwich. Top with cole slaw.
  5. Remove when bread is lightly browned and cheese is melted.

Check out this week’s Weekday Supper line-up for great ideas all week!

04/07/14 – Monday – Grilled Turkey Rachel by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
04/08/14 – Tuesday – Ham & Cheese Biscuit Empanadas by La Cocina de Leslie
04/09/14 – Wednesday – Scrambled Egg Fajitas by Curious Cuisiniere
04/10/14 – Thursday- Corned Beef and Cabbage Enchiladas by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
04/11/14 – Friday – Brown Sugar Glazed Cod Tacos by Family Foodie

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12 Responses to Grilled Turkey Rachel #WeekdaySupper

  1. What a fun way to kick off the week — I must try a Turkey Rachel…. love cole slaw.
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  2. Renee says:

    As much as I love turkey and cole slaw I can’t believe I’ve never had a Turkey Rachel sandwich. I need to remedy that soon.
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  3. Shaina says:

    Haha I laughed out loud when I saw the title of your recipe and was like…What is a Rachel?!?!?! Very cute. Gotta love the quirky names people come up with for food :)
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  4. Yum! I love Reubens, but I’ve never tried this turkey version!
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  5. MealDiva says:

    This is one of my husband’s favorite sandwiches! Wow! Looks fantastic!
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