This recipe is for a classic, creamy horseradish sauce that pairs perfectly with meat like steaks, beef tenderloin, or prime rib. It's flavorful but not overpowering with ingredients like fresh chives, dijon mustard, and sour cream.
- Sour cream
- Prepared horseradish
- Apple cider vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- Salt & pepper
Making horseradish sauce is simple: add all of the ingredients to a bowl and then stir them together.
You'll also want to taste your sauce as you make it, adding more or less of ingredients like horseradish, vinegar, and salt/pepper, depending on personal preference.
Serve your sauce immediately or save it for later in the fridge. Horseradish sauce should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and will stay good for up to 5 days.
This recipe makes a little over ½ cup of sauce and is a delicious topping for steaks, roasts, sandwiches and more. If you're planning to serve a crowd, double the recipe (it makes 5 servings as-is).
- Prepared horseradish: for for stronger horseradish flavor and a spicier sauce, use more horseradish. Add a little more (½ teaspoon) at a time and taste after each addition. You can use store-bought prepared horseradish or make your own (here's how).
- Apple cider vinegar: most prepared horseradish already contains vinegar; taste your sauce before adding the apple cider vinegar and use less if preferred. White or champagne vinegar can also be substituted.
- Mayonnaise: add 1 - 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise for a creamier sauce.
- Sour cream: it's recommended to use full fat, regular sour cream as low fat can make your sauce too runny.
Frequently Asked Questions
Horseradish sauce is a creamy sauce that's popular to pair with meat, especially beef. It's made with prepared horseradish, which is a store-bought condiment made from grated horseradish root.
The sauce tastes creamy and a little spicy; plus the flavors of mustard and vinegar. It's known for complementing the flavors of meat, rather than overpowering it.
Some of the most traditional dishes to serve with horseradish sauce are prime rib, steaks, beef or pork roast, and steak or beef sandwiches. But horseradish sauce is tasty on more dishes than just these; you can eat it with mosts meats and even fish or eggs.