Grilled Reuben burger

Grilled Reuben Burgers smothered in sauerkraut, Havarti cheese, and Thousand Island dressing sandwiched between toasted buttery rye bread may be a little on the messy side but it’s on the most delicious side of messy!

Be sure to provide plenty of napkins to keep that mess in check. Make it even more delicious by pairing it with a glass of CK Mondavi and Family Merlot!

This post for Grilled Reuben Burgers was written as part of the CK Mondavi Ambassador program. All opinions are my own. #SummerBurgers #CKMondaviandFamily #CKSummerWines

Grilled Reuben Burger

In May 2017 CK Mondavi came out with new packaging that gives a nod to their family heritage and tradition, as well as modernizing their look. Now known as CK Mondavi and Family, this is still great wine, just with a brand new look. 

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit and enjoy a meal with Janice Mondavi and part of her team. We went over their wines, did tastings and heard the CK Mondavi story. I love the pride and love this family has for producing a great quality wine and carrying on family tradition.

CK Mondavi Merlot label

To celebrate summer, CK Mondavi is doing summer in-store promotions for burgers, buns, cheese and charcoal. Look for in-store promotions wherever you can find CK Mondavi and Family wines! To assist in this celebration, I am today bringing you a burger recipe that you are going to want to try soon!

CK Mondavi and Family bottle cap

My #SummerBurger recipe includes flavors I have loved ever since I was a teen! I remember standing in line at a church camp meeting years ago to order a Reuben Sandwich from the Camp Cherokee Cabin. My mouth just waters now thinking about it!

Grilled Reuben Burger

Grilled buttery bread, creamy and sweet Thousand Island Dressing, and creamy Havarti Cheese are the components of this sandwich, along with the delicious ground beef makes this a Grilled Reuben Burger you won’t forget!

raw burger patty

I didn’t put any seasonings of any kind in the beef. I used 80/20 Certified Angus Ground Chuck sprinkled with a little salt and pepper before grilling.

TIP: For evenly cooked  Burgers, place a thumbprint indentation in the center of your burger when forming patties.

Grilled Reuben Burger

After flipping the burger, place the sauerkraut on top to warm it up while cooking the other side. About a minute or two before removing the burgers, place my cheese on top of the sauerkraut and turn heat off. This ensures melty cheese and no cold bites in the midst of your hot burger!

Grilled Reuben Burgers

Sandwich this juicy, delicious burger with some buttery, toasted Rye bread. Next, top it off with some Thousand Island Dressing for the finishing touch! Serve up some air-fried french fries, extra bread and butter pickles and more dressing for dipping your fries in!

Grilled Reuben Burgers

Try this Flag Cheesecake, for a perfect summertime dessert to enjoy after this Grilled Reuben Burger meal! Or, if you’re in the mood for a cookie, how about Nanny’s Sugar Cookies with Orange Moscato Frosting!

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Grilled Reuben Burger

Grilled Reuben Burgers

A juicy beef burger with sauerkraut, cheese, and thousand island dressing is sandwiched between buttered and grilled rye bread!
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Keyword: Grilled Reuben Burger
Servings: 4


  • 1-1/2 lb 80% lean ground chuck

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup.
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish.
  • 2 teaspoons finely diced shallot
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste.

For the topping

  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut
  • 4 1- oz slices Havarti Cheese
  • 4 slices Rye bread or 4 hamburger buns


Make Thousand Island Dressing:

  • Stir together mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, diced shallot and salt. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Make the Burgers

  • Shape ground beef into 4 burgers. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on grill until you have reached desired doneness.
  • The last few minutes on the grill, place sauerkraut on top of burger. Top with cheese.
  • Serve on toasted hamburger buns or grilled rye bread.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Liz July 9, 2017 at 8:08 am - Reply

    What a phenomenal burger!! This Reuben lover MUST give this a try!!!

    • Shelby July 9, 2017 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Thanks Liz! You will love it, promise!

  2. Claudia Lamascolo July 9, 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I love Reubens so these would very welcomed on my table!

    • Shelby July 9, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Claudia, so full of delicious flavor, right!

  3. Tracy July 13, 2017 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing! Combining two of my favorite sandwiches!

  4. Christina July 14, 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I love your take on a Reuben! I’m drooling looking at your photos and can’t wait to have a cookout and try this recipe! Cheers!

  5. Nichole July 18, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

    These look insanely delish! I love Ruebens and I bet this is amazing on a burger!

  6. Ellen June 19, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    This looks like the perfect burger!

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