What’s a good Prime Rib without its partner in crime, a kickin’ Horseradish Sauce? Yep, you guessed it, today I’m diving into how to make the best Horseradish Sauce to go with your prime rib! I’ve whipped this up a few times when having friends over, and let me tell you, it’s always the talk of the table.
Recipe by Lindsay Autry
Making a creamy horseradish sauce is as easy as pie, and it’ll be ready before you can say, “Where’s the beef?”. Just a handful of simple ingredients like sour cream, mayo, and a spoonful of prepared horseradish, and you’re pretty much there. Mix it all up, chill it in the fridge, and you’ve got yourself a sauce that’s a total game-changer.
Why you’ll love this Creamy Horseradish Sauce recipe
- Super Easy to Make: A bowl and a spoon are pretty much all the kitchen tools you’ll need to make this horseradish sauce recipe. Combine the ingredients, give them a good mix, and you’re done.
- Ready In A Snap: Got 5 minutes? That’s all you need! It’s better if you let it rest, but this sauce is so quick and straightforward that you can whip it up last minute and still impress your guests. You can even make it while your prime rib is resting.
- Versatile: While this spicy horseradish sauce is a match made in heaven to serve with au jus and prime rib, it doesn’t stop there. It’s great on sandwiches, as a dip for veggies, or even dolloped on a baked potato.
- Simple Ingredients: No need for a special grocery trip here. Most of these ingredients are probably already in your fridge or pantry.
- Sour Cream: The creamy base that brings everything together. It adds a tangy smoothness that balances out the heat of the horseradish.
- Mayonnaise: Another key player in making this sauce rich and creamy. Mayonnaise adds that velvety texture we all love.
- Prepared Horseradish: For the sake of convenience and ease, I usually reach for a jar of store-bought horseradish that’s ready to use. This is what will give your sauce that signature kick.
- Dijon Mustard: A little Dijon mustard goes a long way in giving the sauce a subtle tang and depth of flavor.
- Worcestershire Sauce: This adds a dash of savory complexity that takes the horseradish sauce for prime rib to a whole new level.
- Salt and Pepper: These are your trusty seasoning pals. A bit of kosher salt and a smidgen of black pepper brings out all the other flavors.
- Chives: Freshly minced chives add a pop of color and a hint of oniony goodness without overpowering the sauce.
How to make Horseradish Sauce recipe
- Add all your ingredients to a medium-sized bowl.
- Stir everything together until well incorporated and serve!
Tips for making the best horseradish sauce for prime rib
- Chill Before Serving: Once you’ve mixed all your ingredients, give the sauce a good half-hour in the fridge. The chilling time allows the flavors to meld together for a better taste.
- Use Fresh Ingredients: Especially when it comes to chives and prepared horseradish, fresher is always better. Fresh ingredients bring a brighter, more vibrant flavor to the homemade horseradish sauce recipe.
- Stir, Don’t Whip: When combining your ingredients, stir them gently until just mixed. Over-whipping can make the sauce too thin and change the texture.
- Taste and Adjust: After your initial mix, give it a taste test. This is your sauce, so don’t hesitate to tweak the salt or other seasonings to hit your personal flavor bullseye!
Popular substitutions & additions
- Greek Yogurt: Swap out the sour cream for Greek yogurt to add a tangy twist and a slightly healthier profile to your sauce. It’ll still be creamy but with a new layer of flavor.
- Lemon Juice: If you’re looking for a citrusy zing, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice can liven up the whole sauce. It’ll give it a bright, fresh note that pairs well with beef or even seafood.
- Paprika: For a hint of smokiness and a pop of color, sprinkle in a little paprika. It complements the spiciness of the horseradish without stealing the show.
- Hot Sauce: If you like it extra spicy, a couple of dashes of your favorite hot sauce can turn up the heat!
- Capers: Mince these little buds and fold them into the creamy horseradish sauce recipe for a tangy and slightly briny twist. They’re small, but sure pack a punch!
What to serve with spicy horseradish sauce
- If you want to be crowned “host of the year,” serve this Horseradish Sauce with my best Prime Rib recipe. The sauce adds a tangy, spicy counterpoint to the juicy, rich flavors of the beef. Trust me, your guests will be swooning!
- Now, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! A dollop of this sauce can really elevate a piece of Air Fryer Salmon. The creamy texture and the zing from the horseradish bring out the best in the flaky, succulent fish.
- Imagine a perfectly cooked, Pan-Seared Steak with a spoonful of this Horseradish Sauce recipe. Each bite will be juicy, creamy and spicy!
- For those on-the-go lunches or quick dinners, layer this sauce into your Roast Beef Sandwiches. It gives that extra zing!
How to store
After you’ve whipped up this sauce, store any leftovers in an airtight container and pop it in the fridge. This keeps all those flavors locked in and keeps your sauce as fresh as can be.
How long will the Horseradish Sauce last in the fridge?
Your creamy Horseradish Sauce will stay fresh in your fridge for up to 4 days. Just make sure the container is sealed tight so it keeps its zesty kick and creamy texture.
Can I freeze homemade horseradish sauce recipe?
While you can freeze this sauce, I wouldn’t really recommend it. Freezing and thawing can mess with the texture, making it less creamy and more watery. So it’s best to enjoy it fresh or within those 4 fridge-friendly days.
Frequently asked questions
Is horseradish sauce spicy?
Yes! Horseradish naturally has a spicy kick to it, which is what gives the sauce its signature zing. However, the creaminess of the other ingredients in the sauce helps balance out the heat.
What other meats pair well with Horseradish Sauce?
Apart from the mentioned Prime Rib, Pan Seared Steak, and Roast Beef Sandwiches, this sauce is terrific with grilled chicken, lamb, and even some fish dishes.
Can I use fresh horseradish instead of prepared horseradish?
Absolutely! If you have access to fresh horseradish, you can grate it and use it in place of prepared horseradish. However, fresh horseradish may have a more potent kick, so adjust the quantity according to your taste preference.
From the rich, velvety texture to the zesty kick, this Horseradish Sauce recipe is a game-changer! Seriously, once you pair it with that mouthwatering Prime Rib or slide it onto a hearty Roast Beef Sandwich, you’re not just eating—you’re embarking on a flavor journey. So go ahead, whip up a batch, and elevate your next meal!
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- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ tablespoons prepared horseradish depending on how spicy you like it
- 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chives minced
- In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients.
- Chill for 30 minutes to allow flavors to marry.
- Enjoy with prime rib or as a flavorful spread on a sandwich.
- Leftovers can be kept for up to 4 days in an enclosed container in the refrigerator.