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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Spread dressing on both sides of bread. Top with one slice cheese per piece.
- Melt butter in skillet. Add bread.
- Add turkey along side of bread, turning to warm through.
- When cheese starts to melt, add warmed turkey to both sides of sandwich. Top with cole slaw.
- 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
Visit our #WeekdaySupper Pinterest board for wonderful weekday menu suggestions all month long!