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Reuben Pinwheels

  • Author: Terryn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Depends


This delicious appetizer is the perfect way to use up leftover corned beef and satisfy your taste buds.



1/2 cup Thousand Island Dressing

Flour tortillas

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 cups chopped leftover corned beef

2 cups sauerkraut


In a small bowl, mix the Thousand Island and the cream cheese until smooth and spreadable.

Spread the cream cheese dressing mixture onto a tortilla clear to the edges. Sprinkle on the corned beef and kraut, leaving a little bit of one side of the tortilla corned beef and kraut free to help seal the pinwheel. Roll it up, ending with the corned beef and kraut free side.

Cut a small bit off both ends of the tortilla and eat it… because it’s delish even if it’s not pretty. And because throwing it away is wasting food and that’s not cool. Then cut the remaining roll-up into pieces 3/4 of an inch to 1 inch thick, roughly 6 to 8 pieces. Rinse and repeat as long as your ingredients last. Enjoy!


When I make this recipe I can usually get 7 roll-ups (or 42 ish pieces) out the ingredient amounts listed above. That’s not a hard and fast rule. Feel free to play around with the amounts, adding more or less of any ingredient to fit your flavor preferences. πŸ˜‰