rueben bites

Bacon-Wrapped Duck Reuben Bites? Yes, Please!

Reuben bites might just be the new go-to recipe for duck hunters. 

For a little while, Cabela's has been putting out a wide variety of wild-game recipes. Just about all of them are favorites any outdoorsman would love to cook. One of their most recent recipes, though, seems like something you'd find in a fancy restaurant as a $20 appetizer. These duck rueben bites are sure to be a hit.

While there are a lot of ingredients involved here, if you're prepared in advance, you shouldn't have any problems.

Bacon-Wrapped Duck Rueben Bites


  • 3-4 wild duck breasts
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spices
  • 4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 12 strips thin-sliced bacon
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

For all the step-by-step instructions for this recipe, you're going to have to check it out on the Cabela's page. There are 18 steps, so you better study up before taking this on. I know from experience the simple recipes can get out of hand quickly. Thankfully, there are still easy Chinese take-out recipes you can make when all else fails!