Reuben Braid- A Facebook Video Try

The ever so prevalent food videos to make this tempting treat or that tasty dish are everywhere. You see them on all the social media platforms, you can’t miss them. Are they really as easy and tasty as the videos make them out to be? Since it was almost St. Patrick’s Day I decided to try a Reuben Braid video I came across from Family Fresh Meals. Well, truth be told my husband sent it to me and asked me to make it for dinner one night. I had no problem with this, at all!

This recipe appealed to me because it had very few ingredients, took minimal time to prepare, and looked delicious! I followed from the Family Fresh Meals the recipe, except I made my own 1000 Island dressing and added some cracked black pepper.


  • 1 can prepared pizza dough (such as Pillsbury dough in a tube)
  • 1 lb. deli corned beef, sliced or leftover corned beef
  • 5 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 1/4 of a cup 1000 island dressing, plus extra for dipping (about an additional 1/2 cup)
    • The homemade recipe can be found here.
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Roll out the dough and with your hands, shape it into a long rectangle
  2. Spread the 2 Tablespoons of 1000 island dressing onto the dough
  3. Lay corned beef down the center of the dough
  4. Spread the sauerkraut on top of the corned beef
  5. Top with slices of cheese
  6. With a knife, make cuts on either side of the dough, approximately ½ inch apart from each other
  7. Starting from the top, take one strip and cross it over to the other side on a diagonal, and then cross the opposite strip of dough over the first one, also in a diagonal. Continue this pattern until you reach the bottom.
  8. Carefully transfer to a baking sheet if you didn’t make it on the baking sheet. Brush top with melted butter and bake for approximately 15 – 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Have you tried one of the many, many videos streaming across social media? If so, how did it turn out, was it as easy and delicious as the video made it seem? Share your trials and fails in the comments below.

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