Chris Brothers Deli Delight: Savory Turkey & Pastrami Melt with Homemade Thousand Island Sauce

Introducing the ultimate comfort food delight: the Chris Brothers Turkey & Pastrami Melt. Crafted with care and flavor-packed ingredients, this sandwich is a testament to the art of deli meats. Picture this: savory Chris Brothers Pastrami and tender Turkey Breast nestled between slices of hearty grainy bread, accented with tangy sauerkraut and the creamy allure of homemade Thousand Island sauce.

Speaking of which, let’s talk about that sauce. A blend of mayo, ketchup, a hint of heat from sambal or chili sauce, and a touch of relish, this Thousand Island sauce adds a zesty kick that elevates each bite. It’s the secret ingredient that ties everything together, marrying the flavors in perfect harmony.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. Assembling the sandwich is a symphony of flavors and textures: from the gooey melt of Swiss cheese to the satisfying crunch of sauerkraut, each layer contributes to a culinary masterpiece.

And the cooking process? Simple yet oh-so-satisfying. A smear of butter, a sizzle in the pan, and a lid to coax out the melty goodness within. Golden brown and irresistible, this sandwich is a feast for the senses.

So whether it’s a quick lunch or a cozy dinner, indulge in the Chris Brothers Turkey & Pastrami Melt – a delicious testament to the power of quality ingredients and homemade flair.

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Chris Brothers Turkey and Pastrami Melt

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 2


Units Scale
  • 4 slices grainy bread
  • 2 tbsp thousand island sauce (recipe below)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices Chris Brothers Pastrami
  • 6 slices Chris Brothers Turkey Breast
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut strained and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp butter divide


Thousand Island Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp sambal or chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp Relish





  1. In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients’ for the Thousand Island Sauce, mix well then refrigerate till ready to use.
  2. Assemble sandwich by spreading 1 tbsp of thousand island sauce onto a slice of bread. Then top with 2 slices Swiss cheese, Chris Brothers Turkey, Chris Brothers Pastrami, sauerkraut (making sure that it’s as dry as possible to keep the sandwich from getting soggy) and the remaining two slices of Swiss cheese.
  3. Spread 1 tbsp of thousand island sauce onto the other slice of bread and put it on top – sauce facing down.
  4. Add ½ tbsp of butter to a nonstick frying pan over medium heat and smear it around so it melts.
  5. Place the sandwich on top of the melted butter and cover with a lid. Let the sandwich cook for a few minutes then remove the lid once it’s golden brown on the bottom and the bottom layer of cheese has started to melt. Remove the sandwich, add the remaining butter, and flip the sandwich over on top of the melted butter.
  6. Cook for a few more minutes or until both sides are golden brown and the cheese has melted.
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