Horseradish Meatloaf

March 12, 2010
Horseradish Meatloaf

Author Notes:

Growing up, meatloaf had a weekly appearance at our family dinner table. My mom's version was studded with yellow onion, garlic, an egg, breadcrumbs, salt/pepper, and painted with a simple ketchup glaze. At a family dinner last night, I updated a classic by jazzing up the meatloaf with a dose of horseradish, fresh herbs, Dijon mustard, and a savory/sweet ketchup glaze. It was a hit.


Serves: 6


Horseradish Meatloaf

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
In This Recipe


Horseradish Meatloaf

  1. In a food processor combine the egg, red onion, garlic, salt, pepper, sour cream, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard and pulse to combine and pour into a large bowl.
  2. Add ground beef and quinoa to the bowl of pulsed ingredient and use your hands to mix until combined, not over-mixing.
  3. Shape into a loaf and place on a lightly oiled broiler pan.
  4. Bake in a 350F oven for about 40 minutes. Apply the glaze halfway through baking and serve the rest on the side.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until warmed through. Serve with the meatloaf.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

AntoniaJames March 25, 2011
I'm so happy to see this recipe again. We haven't had meatloaf in quite a while, so this is on the menu, as soon as I can get over to the butcher!! I always love your recipes, testkitchenette, so I'm particularly looking forward to making this. ;o)
Author Comment
testkitchenette March 25, 2011
Thank you AntoniaJames! I hope you like it. I love your recipes too!
AntoniaJames March 24, 2010
As the original SlackerMom, I like the first step: put 9 of the 11 ingredients in the food processor and let it do the work! Mr. T. is growing weary of meatloaf, I sense, so I'll probably give him a break and not make this until next week . . . . .;o) But I AM looking forward to it.
Author Comment
testkitchenette March 24, 2010
Looking forward to hearing about yours!
AntoniaJames March 24, 2010
The next meatloaf I make is going to be this one. Love it -- especially the quinoa, as we have a family member who can't eat wheat. Stay tuned. ;o)