24 July 2014

Horseradish Burgers

We sort of got in a rut around here -- cooking and eating the same old thing over and over and over again. And I for one, got a little tired of it. Since I had a stack of older cooking magazines that I had never really looked through, just sitting in my pantry, I dug them out recently, flipped through the pages and found a few new recipes to toss into the mix. A little something new never hurt anyone, right? We've tried rhubarb pancakes {which were awesome} and some different barbecue sauced chicken recipes, too.

But the one thing we love, and are always on the look-out for are good burger recipes.

As much as I love a burger, there has to be something a little ... special about it. Whether its mixing bbq sauce in the meat, and covering the burger with bacon and pepperjack cheese, or stuffing the inside of the burger with cream cheese and sliced jalapenos {which is one of my favorites} -- we like our burgers zesty and with a little kick.

So I was pretty excited when, in those magazines, I found a Rachael Ray recipe for some horseradish sauce. Although it was shown as a dipping sauce for some fries beside the burger, I knew it would honestly go better on TOP of the burger. And that's just what we did -- a little cheese, some romaine -- and a spoonful {or four} of that creamy kick!



1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 TBSP dry breadcrumbs
1 cup sour cream
2 rounded TBSP horseradish
1/4 cup finely chopped chives

Mix the applesauce and breadcrumbs together and let sit for 10 minutes. Then stir in the sour cream, chives and horseradish. Season with some salt and pepper, and load it onto those burger buns!

Beware -- this recipe makes a lot of sauce! So unless you have a houseful of people, you'd be best to cut it in half or even thirds! I stored the rest in the fridge, and plan to serve it up alongside some steak later this week!

If you are looking for something fun to dress your burger up with this weekend, you should really try this sauce. I don't think you'll regret it!


  1. I'm the only one in my family that loves horse radish, so I would be the only one eating these! I'll probably make one before Nick gets home so I can enjoy it! It sounds delicious!

  2. Yum!! Kyle would love this.