Red Beet Horseradish Spread

"Ham just isn't ham without it!!! I am requested to make this every Easter and Christmas for our family get-togethers. It is very simple, a bit messy, but very much worth it! The addition of red beets to the jarred horseradish tames it down a bit...I don't know how anyone can eat straight horseradish!!...OUCH!"
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Ready In:
3 cups (approx.)




  • In food processor or blender, pulse beets until very finely minced, almost pureed (you may have to stop a few times to scrape sides down) In bowl, mix beets with all other ingredients, stirring well to combine.
  • Store in jars or tight-sealing plastic containers in refrigerator until use (will keep for several months).

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  1. A very easy recipe to make, even if I did use beetroot straight out of the garden. (Cooked of course) I added more vinegar than stipulated, about 1/4 to 1/2 cup, as I just cooked up what beetroot I had. I never really measure. Added more sugar as well, and heaps of horseradish. A truly delicous spread that will keep indefinitely in the fridge. If it will last that long that is.
  2. I had three cooked beets on hand, and while searching for some interesting thing to do with them, I tried out this recipe. It was great! I divided the recipe into 3, as an estimate of how many beets are in a can. All the family loved it, even my difficult children.


I am a single gal, living on my own; currently working as an Occupational Therapist & living in Cumberland, MD. (It is "God's Country" out here...beautiful!) I LOVE to cook and bake, and love anything that looks, tastes, smells, or even closely resembles a veggie. I LOVE moo-cows, and therefore, cannot bring myself to eat any part of the adorable critters (i.e. NO RED MEAT!!) I love the outdoors, and pride myself on being the master griller on the fire pit. My mother's side of the family is 100% Polish, so I have an inborn passion for cooking...unfortunately, along with that comes a love of eating, too!! But, hey..u only live once, so I say "EAT, DRINK, and BE MERRY!!!"
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