This Superb Horseradish Meatloaf is not for the faint of heart! While it includes all the ingredients you would typically find in a meatloaf, this gourmet meatloaf also includes some horseradish (hence the name of the dish) as well as a bit of chili sauce for good measure.
💭 Baking Meatloaf
When it comes to baking your meatloaf, you have a couple of options. You can bake it the traditional way in a loaf pan or bake it on a foil lined baking sheet.
Depending on how lean your ground beef is, you may find the meatloaf sitting in grease. One way to avoid this is to shape the meat mixture into the shape of a loaf and bake it on a baking sheet. This will allow the grease to run off into the pan.
🌡️ Meatloaf Temperature
Our friends over at the USDA recommend an internal temperature of 160°F. This should be enough to kill salmonella. You can take the meatloaf out of the oven around 150°F and let it rest for 10 minutes. Check the internal temperature again before slicing & serving.
Curious about the history of Meatloaf, you can read up on it on Wiki. Fascinating!
Have you ever wondered what's in Horseradish Sauce? Not much to it actually. It's made with grated horseradish root, vinegar, and salt. One of these days I am going to make my own. When I do I will update this post.
🐄 How to Handle Raw Beef
Thaw raw ground beef on a plate on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, to avoid drip onto other foods.
Keep raw and ready-to-eat meats separate.
Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw ground beef. Wash cutting boards, bowls, and utensils used to prepare raw ground beef with hot soapy water and rinse well.
Use separate plates to carry raw ground beef patties to the cooking area and cooked patties to the serving area.
Use a Thermometer to ensure Ground Beef Reaches the Safely Cooked Internal Temperature of 160°F.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this meatloaf recipe: Soda Crackers, Celery, Yellow Onion, Horseradish, Dijon Mustard, Chili Sauce, Egg, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Lean Ground Beef and Ketchup.
🥣 How to Make this Superb Horseradish Meatloaf
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, add the crushed soda crackers, chopped celery, diced onion, horseradish, mustard, chili sauce, beaten egg, Worcestershire, salt and pepper.
Crumble ground beef into a bowl and mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
Put ground beef mixture into greased loaf pan. Spread the ketchup over the top of the meat mixture.
Bake for 55 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
- 1 Cup Soda Crackers, Crushed
- ½ Cup Celery, Chopped
- ¼ Cup Yellow Onion
- ¼ Cup Horseradish Sauce
- 2 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 2 tablespoon Chili Sauce
- 1 Egg, Beaten
- 1 ½ teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1 ½ lbs Lean Ground Beef
- ½ Cup Ketchup
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the crushed soda crackers, chopped celery, diced onion, horseradish, mustard, chili sauce, beaten egg, Worcestershire, salt and pepper.
- Crumble ground beef into bowl and mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
- Put ground beef mixture into greased loaf pan. Spread the ketchup over the top of the meat mixture.
- Bake for 55 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.