For the sandwiches
2 tablespoons butter
8 slices rye bread
1 12-ounce kielbasa rope, sliced horizontally in 4” lengths or into ½” coins
8 slices smoked gouda cheese
2 cups sauerkraut, drained
1 cup Thousand Island dressing (recipe shown below, or store bought)
For the dressing
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1.Preheat a large skillet or griddle on medium heat.
2. Mix dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
3. Lightly butter one side of bread slices. Spread non-buttered sides with Thousand Island dressing.
4. On 4 bread slices, layer 1 slice of the cheese, 4 slices or 8 coins of the kielbasa, 1/4 cup sauerkraut and second slice of cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered sides out.
5. Grill sandwiches until both sides are golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.
6. Serve hot.
Makes 4 sandwiches.