Zesty Horseradish Meat Loaf Recipe
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Zesty Horseradish Meat Loaf Recipe

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“This is a tasty, zippy meat loaf. Make sandwiches out of the leftovers and get double duty out of this delicious meat loaf with a kick. Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 slices whole wheat bread, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 207 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 2 lean mea


  1. Soak bread in milk for 5 minutes. Drain and discard milk. Stir in celery, onion, horseradish, mustard, chili sauce, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into a loaf in an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread top with ketchup. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
  3. Serve immediately or before baking and adding ketchup, freeze meat loaf in a freezer container for up to 3 months.
  4. meat loaf: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Spread top with ketchup. Bake as directed. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Horseradish Meat Loaf in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p17

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Lindy s-r
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2016

"Ran across this recipe, and it is a keeper. Hubby and I both loved the taste, and it was juicy."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"I did not care for this at all. It had the texture of wet baby food and strong taste of horseradish. Not for me."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"This was SO good! Excellent, flavorful meatloaf recipe. I used Nature's Own Double Fiber Wheat Bread and Silk Unsweetened Original Almond Milk in the recipe to cut the fat and calories, and it took the calories down to 179/slice. Yay! My whole family enjoyed this, from ages 4 to 41. Definitely a keeper! I prepared it the night before as I was going to bed, covered it with foil in the loaf pan, and simply took it out to add the ketchup and bake it for dinner the next night. Made for an easy meal!"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"I loved this meat loaf. The only thing I changed was to use a pounf of ground Turkey and for the other 1/2 pound I used Italian Turkey Sausage. I baked it at 375 for 45 minutes and it turned out great."

miss melissa
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"this recipe is very good. my husband and i like things a little more spicy, so instead of using regular chili sauce i used sriracha."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"Juicy; however, way too much seasoning for amount of meat. Too spicy - not a good family recipe. Threw away!"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"This meatloaf had such an awful taste to me! Too strong of a horseradish flavor, and I like horseradish! My husband said it was alright, but when I asked if he wanted to take leftovers to work, he said "no". I won't be making this one again."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

"My husband and I made this with ground turkey and LOVED IT! Our 5 year old did as well! We ommitted the chili sauce and added more horse radish because we love the taste! YUM!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2009

"I didn't care for this recipe. My husband, though, loved it."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"This was a really good meatloaf. Different from the usual. Instead of using horseradish, I used creamy horseradish sauce which sweetened things up a little. I would even try it with groung turkey next time."

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