Homemade Horseradish

A roast beef sandwich just isn’t the same without a smear of fresh ground horseradish. Making homemade, fresh horseradish is super easy. I was so surprised at how little time and effort it takes to make fresh horseradish. It got me asking myself, “Why have I been buying horseradish all these years?” Well that was a very good question and one I solved.

A Word About Horseradish

I finally bought, (something I’ve wanted to do for awhile) a piece of horseradish root at my local grocery store. I found it in the refrigerated section of the produce department and I think I paid under $3.00 for the root. Besides horseradish root, this recipe calls for 3 other ingredients, white vinegar, sugar and salt. You will also need pint size jars for storing your horseradish. I always have vinegar, sugar, and salt on hand and I have a ton of pint size jars so whipping up fresh horseradish was going to be a piece of cake.

Make As Much As

Since we don’t use a lot of horseradish, the 2 1/2 pints I made was plenty for us. If you have a large family, just want to make horseradish to give as gifts or you love horseradish and put it on everything, you will most likely want to double, even triple this recipe. One word of caution, horseradish is very strong! If you have a stuffy nose it will definitely clear it up😊

Open Up

If you are going to make a large amount of horseradish, you might want to either do it outside, weather permitting or in a well ventilated area…open a kitchen window or two. The recipe we used was found on the back of the package of horseradish root. If you want more information on horseradish visit: JR Kelly


Serve Homemade Horseradish alongside Hot Beef Pinwheels

Homemade Horseradish

Super spicy and delicious! Perfect with roast beef.
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  • 2 cups chopped fresh horseradish root
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup  sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Peel horseradish to remove dark skin and dark spots.
  • Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Pour vinegar, sugar and salt into blender. Start blender. Add horseradish cubes slowly until you reach your desired consistency. You may need to stop the blender and stir the horseradish as you add the cubes.
  • You may need to stop the blender and stir the horseradish paste as you add more horseradish cubes. Carefully remove the cover of the blender, keeping your face away from the container.
  • Pour ground horseradish into glass jars, cover and store refrigerator.
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