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Beets with Horseradish or Polish "?wik?a".

March 25, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes 3 Cups
Author Notes

Years ago we had a lovely polish neighbor, who loved sharing her Polish Foods with us. We came to love many of her recipes. This is one of our favorites. It was always on her Easter Table. The Chrzan works perfectly with ham or kielbasa. Even my grandchildren ask "is there any red horseradish" when I serve ham. —GiGi26

What You'll Need
  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 2 cups Horseradish (homemade or good quality purchased)
  • 1 pound Beets
  1. Wash and trim beets. Leave the skin on until they are cooked. Beets are much easier to peel after they are cooked.
  2. Put whole beets in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until beets are tender.
  3. Drain and cool. After the beets are cool peel and grate.
  4. In a large bowl mix together brown sugar, horseradish, vinegar and salt.
  5. Add beets and mix thoroughly.
  6. Pack in clean sterilized jars. Keep refrigerated up to 2 weeks

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  • Nota Yannios-Juengst
    Nota Yannios-Juengst
  • hardlikearmour
  • tasteoftravel
  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • inpatskitchen

10 Reviews

Nota Y. March 30, 2013
Chrzan, meaning horseradish, is pronounced Hsh-on, the syllabic way is H (hard H, think of the work HE )- SH (like the sound you make when telling someone to be quiet) - ON (almost like a mix between the words on and an, pretend to say the name Anne in a british accent). now put all of that together.
emilycooks April 11, 2011
my dad and his family are 100% polish - this is a staple at easter for us! love seeing it here! can't pass up some good ol' chrzan!
hardlikearmour March 29, 2011
Love the magenta color the beets give this!
tasteoftravel March 28, 2011
Beets and horseradish mix is called in Polish "?wik?a". Chrzan means horseradish. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
GiGi26 March 29, 2011
Thank you for clarifying this for me. Now, if I could just pronounce it. I guess we will just continue calling it good!
TheWimpyVegetarian March 26, 2011
I love this!
inpatskitchen March 25, 2011
Welcome to Food 52... this sounds wonderful! Will you make it next time I come to visit?
GiGi26 March 26, 2011
If you want to make the trek today I'm making it!
I will definitely make some the next time you come!
AntoniaJames March 25, 2011
Mmm, yum. The idea of a mound of these with some kielbasa is irresistible. Definitely on my "must-make" list. ;o)
GiGi26 March 26, 2011
Antonia, it is on my "must-make" list for TODAY.....after posting I couldn't get the thought out of my head. So, its kielbasa with chrzan for dinner tonight.