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Horseradish Sauce For Beef Tenderloin

Horseradish Sauce For Beef Tenderloin

This sumptuous horseradish sauce for beef tenderloin is the ideal accompaniment for a festive Christmas roast. The creamy horseradish sauce you love at high-end steakhouses can easily be made at home with only 5 ingredients.

Beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce is a timeless and versatile condiment that pairs exceptionally well with roast beef. It’s spicy, tangy flavor complements the tenderloin’s richness.

Reader Reviews

This horseradish sauce for beef tenderloin is the very same sauce we use for Smoked Beef Tenderloin and Prime Rib. Here are a few 5-star reader reviews:

“Best prime rib horseradish sauce recipe ever tried. A little tangy and just right. The most delicious!” – Carol

This is an excellent sauce for prime rib….the best horseradish sauce I’ve ever made. Had requests for the recipe.” – Kathy

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Individual ingredients needed to make beef sauce.

Beef Tenderloin Sauce Ingredients

Here are the ingredients required to make this steak dipping sauce:

  • Horseradish – Either fresh horseradish roots or a jar of prepared horseradish from the grocery store. Store bought jarred horseradish has excess liquid so make sure to drain before using.
  • Sour Cream – Sour cream adds the creamy texture and tang.
  • Mayonnaise – Mayo adds the structure and body.
  • Dijon Mustard Adds depth to the sauce.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Balances and harmonizes the flavors.
  • Chives – Adds a hint of fresh flavor.

Read up on the differences between prepared horseradish vs horseradish sauce if you’re unsure of the differences between the two.

How To Make Horseradish Sauce For Beef Tenderloin

To make this horsey sauce recipe, add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate until ready to serve. I recommend making this horseradish sauce for beef tenderloin 24-hours in advance to let the flavors meld.

Arby’s Horsey Sauce

Arby lovers! This is a great copycat recipe for Arby’s Horsey Sauce.

Bowl of horseradish sauce with sliced beef tenderloin in the background.

More Uses For This Steak Sauce

The list is long! Here’s my favorite recipes to use horseradish, and even Horseradish Aioli, on:

Expert Tips From The Chef

  • Start with the beef tenderloin horseradish sauce recipe, as written. Taste and adjust as needed.
  • You can use apple cider vinegar, champagne vinegar or even lemon juice as the acid, depending on what you have available.
  • For a milder horseradish sauce, stick with prepared horseradish since it’s not as spicy as fresh horseradish.
  • Use full fat mayonnaise and sour cream as low fat options will alter the perfect balance of creaminess and tang.
  • Use any leftover horseradish sauce for beef tenderloin on any of these Recipes with Leftover Prime Rib. Leftover filet mignon will work in any of these recipes.
Bowl of horseradish sauce with a spoon.

How Long Does Horseradish Last?

Leftover horseradish sauce, stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, lasts up to two weeks. The flavor does become muted the longer it sits.

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