Aromatic horseradish root on a black rustic wooden background
Upgrade Your Next Braised Beef Dish Using Horseradish
Braised beef is rich and tender, which makes horseradish a perfect pairing. It has a pungent kick and adds a level of spicy heat that contrasts with ingredients like beef and wine.
You can use horseradish prepared, as a sauce, or fresh. Fresh horseradish is strongest in flavor and spice, so use it for more of a kick.
For 5 pounds of beef, such as brisket, you might only need ¼ cup of freshly grated horseradish to add to the base with the broth and other liquids.
Bottled prepared horseradish is easier to work with but has milder flavor and spice levels. Use about 2 to 3 tablespoons for 2 ½ pounds of beef.
For the essence of horseradish, use horseradish sauce instead. This is when the root is combined with the likes of mayonnaise or sour cream and should be served as a condiment.