A sauce like this only takes minutes, and the results are noticeably superior to their store-bought counterparts. If you are doing a prime rib, or other roast beef, you may want to seriously consider whipping up a batch of this classic horseradish sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Stir sour cream, horseradish, chives, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Cover and let sit for at least 2 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 2.2g 1% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 12.6mg 4% DV; sodium 38.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (67)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2012
There is absolutely no Way to have roast beast w/o horseradish sauce!! Perfect and terrific! Thanks CJ! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2013
Not enough horseradishy flavor for our family even after letting it sit for a day in fridge. But then again our family eats it straight out of the jar and loves it! Read More
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76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2012
There is absolutely no Way to have roast beast w/o horseradish sauce!! Perfect and terrific! Thanks CJ! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
This is delicious. I followed the recipe as written and it's the best horseradish sauce that I have ever had. I made it to go with Christmas prime rib and the next day it was even better. In the fridge overnight it thickened up and I'm using it as a spread for leftover prime rib sandwiches. I will use this for other sandwiches throughout the year. It would also make a great veggie dip for an appetizer platter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
I made this to serve with beef tenderloin tonight. Sorry didn't wait 2 hours before serving and didn't have the chives - but it was delicious and exactly what the tenderloin needed. Definitely a keeper recipe....... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2012
Very quick to prepare and complimented our roast beef perfectly. Thanks Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2012
Delicious followed recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2016
Great recipe. I have made it twice and both times increased the amount of horseradish. HOWEVER the amount needed depends greatly on the quality of the horseradish used. The first time i made it I tripled the amount the second time I used a higher quality product and only added 1/2 tbs more. I let it set for three hours. Delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2013
This stuff is so easy and perfect for my roast beef! I did however add about 3 times the amount of horseradish and left out the ever so controversial lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
This is exactly what I wanted it to taste like. The right amount of horseradish to sour cream. I didn't change a thing. When I served it with the prime rib my guests wanted to know what restaurant I got it from. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
Easy to make and excellent. Seemed very hot when I first mixed it but it mellowed to just right after a couple of hours in the fridge. I do like it much better than store-bought sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2013
Not enough horseradishy flavor for our family even after letting it sit for a day in fridge. But then again our family eats it straight out of the jar and loves it! Read More
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