Superb Horseradish Meatloaf

A Horseradish Meatloaf with a Kick! I wish I would’ve started making this delicious meatloaf years ago. A keeper for sure!

Horseradish Meatloaf

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.

meat mixture in loaf pan

If you enjoy a good meatloaf with tons of flavor, make sure you check out my Sweet Ketchup Meatloaf. If you enjoy this recipe then you must check out my Pepper Jack Meatloaf recipe.

slices of meat

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.

meat on plate

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.

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This is my new favorite meatloaf recipe. I served it with mash potatoes that have butter, milk, sour cream and lots of bacon bits in them….

~ Teri
bottle of heinz chili sauce

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.

right out of the oven

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. Update: Homemade Creamy Horseradish Sauce!

slices of meatloaf
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How to Handle Raw Beef

  • Thaw raw ground beef on a plate on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, to avoid dripping 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.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Superb Horseradish Meatloaf recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Soda Crackers, Celery, Yellow Onion, Horseradish, Dijon Mustard, Chili Sauce, Egg, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Lean Ground Beef and Ketchup.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the crushed soda crackers, chopped celery, diced onion, horseradish, mustard, chili sauce, beaten egg, Worcestershire, salt and pepper.
  3. Crumble ground beef into the bowl and mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
  4. Put ground beef mixture into a greased loaf pan. Spread the ketchup over the top of the meat mixture.
  5. Bake for 55 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and the internal temperature is around 150-155°F. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

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Printable Recipe Card

horseradish meatloaf

Horseradish Meatloaf

A Horseradish Meatloaf with a Kick! I wish I would've started making this delicious meatloaf years ago. A keeper for sure!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 192 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Loaf Pan

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Cup Soda Crackers, Crushed
  • ½ Cup Celery, Chopped
  • ¼ Cup Yellow Onion
  • ¼ Cup Horseradish Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Sauce
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • 1 ½ Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 ½ lbs Lean Ground Beef
  • ½ Cup Ketchup

Instructions
 

  • 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 the meat is no longer pink and the internal temperature is around 150-155°F. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Recipe Video

Notes

→ You can substitute the crushed soda crackers for crumbled bread soaked in milk or crushed tortilla chips.
→ Use ground beef with less than 10 grams of fat for the best outcome.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 20gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 575mgPotassium: 433mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 160IUVitamin C: 3.8mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 2.8mg

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.

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6 Comments

  1. Teri says:

    This is my new favorite meatloaf recipe. I served it with mash potatoes that have butter, milk, sour cream and lots of bacon bits in them. Also Buttered corn. Yummy 😋

  2. Janelle Gray says:

    Delicious recipe! This is a new family favorite-the horseradish adds the perfect depth of flavor.

    1. Rodney says:

      Glad to hear you liked this meatloaf! It is delish!

  3. Joey says:

    I used to make this recipe years ago! But, lost recipe and forgot all about it for years. So happy to find it again. Thank you 🙏 for sharing.

  4. Courtney says:

    I substituted Panko because I didn’t have any crackers, and I left the catch up off the top to save on some sugar. It was one of the best meatloaf recipes I have tried. Definitely a keeper!

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