Add Horseradish to Meatballs for Extra Flavor

Horseradish–the September Harvest of the Month–sometimes gets a bad rap from people who don’t like spice. But when used in the right amount, this root can jazz up a dish, like in this recipe for Horseradish Meatballs.

These meatballs come together in just an hour and can be a delicious appetizer or the star of your meal.

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  • ½ pounds ground beef (90% lean)
  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp. hot pepper sauce

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine meat, eggs, bread crumbs, onions, horseradish, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Shape into 1½ in. balls and place on greased cookie sheet.

Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until fully cooked. In large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes. Gently stir in meatballs. Great as an appetizer or as the main entrée.

Serves 4