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

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


  1. Soak bread in milk for 5 minutes. Drain and discard milk. Stir in next nine ingredients. 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° until a thermometer reads 160°, 45-55 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
    Freeze option: Omitting ketchup, bake as directed. Securely wrap cooled meat loaf in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap and spread top with ketchup. Reheat on a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until a thermometer inserted in center reads 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
    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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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

"My family really liked this zesty meatloaf! It was wonderful! A nice change from our regular recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"You know the saying, 'if it's not broke, don't fix it'? Well, that's how we feel about trying new meatloaf recipes - we have a pretty great traditional one. I LOVE horseradish and this immediately caught my eye. It was definitely a strong variation from our traditional but very tasty. I accidently forgot the chili sauce and it was still really good!"

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!"

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