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Homemade Horseradish Sauce

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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2 h 10 m servings 66
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Stir sour cream, horseradish, chives, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Cover and let sit for at least 2 hours. Watch Now


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 66 calories; 6.1 2.2 1 13 39 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

There is absolutely no Way to have roast beast w/o horseradish sauce!! Perfect and terrific! Thanks CJ!

Most helpful critical review

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!

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There is absolutely no Way to have roast beast w/o horseradish sauce!! Perfect and terrific! Thanks CJ!

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...

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. Definitel...

Very quick to prepare and complimented our roast beef perfectly. Thanks Chef John!

Delicious, followed recipe exactly.

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 i...

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.

Yum! I don't like horseradish, never had horseradish on my prime rib before, but I made this sauce for my husband and sister. It turns out, this stuff is delicious! I made it a day before and I ...

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.