I am sure you have all heard of “Reubens” — a sandwich made with corned beef, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. Meet his sister, Rachael: corned beef, coleslaw and Russian dressing. Sometimes either will also come with melted cheese and you are welcome to add that, but don’t singe the lettuce! Add some pickles or olives and you have the best lunch ever!
When you start Keto, my strong advice is KISS: Keep it Simple Sweetheart. This is a perfect recipe to just do that! It also solves the problem of what to take for lunch if you are used to sandwiches or fast food. The one caveat is — with any rollup that includes mayonnaise — to carry the filling and the lettuce separately so that it doesn’t get soggy. Or, you can roll up the corned beef in the lettuce and take the coleslaw on the side.
1/4 cup avocado oil mayonnaise (I use Primal Kitchen)
1 TBS sugar-free relish (I use Cain’s)
1 TBS sugar-free ketchup (I use Heinz)
2 cups coleslaw mix
4 ounces deli corned beef
4 romaine lettuce (or butter lettuce) leaves
Mix mayonnaise, relish, ketchup and coleslaw mix. Set aside.
Lay out the lettuce leaves.
Divide the corned beef to cover the leaves.
Top all four leaves with an equal amount of coleslaw. I show two here without the coleslaw so you can see how nicely the corned beef fits the Romaine lettuce.
(1) Using sauerkraut and making this into a Reuben lowers the carbohydrates considerably. The only carbs in the dressing come from the relish (1) and ketchup (1). The rest come from the coleslaw and 2 from the corned beef.
(2) When you purchase avocado oil mayonnaise make sure the ONLY oil in it is avocado oil. Most larger commercial brands call it avocado mayonnaise because legally they may have reached a percentage to do so, but the base is often some other oil (like canola or safflower) which is not recommended for Keto.
For the entire recipe as written (in grams):
Total Carbohydrates: 12
Net Carbohydrates: 9