Football season is well underway, and this is when the competition gets fierce. The heat is on for bowl contenders, so why not spice up your tailgating with a few new recipes? I discovered Silver Spring Food’s line of horseradish products when I was visiting friends in northern Wisconsin. I was searching for mustard in their fridge during a summer cookout and came across “Beer’n Brat Horseradish Mustard” by Silver Spring Foods. I decided to give it a try and have been obsessed with the nose-tingling sensation and incredible flavor that comes from all things horseradish. If you have never added this kickin’ condiment to a Bloody Mary, appetizer or burger, you are in for an absolute treat this tailgate season! I have tried a ton of new horseradish recipes to see how the flavor works with different foods.
Silver Spring Foods is part of the world’s largest grower and processor of horseradish, around since 1929 and continues to offer new flavors and combinations. I love that it is a true Midwestern company, and still family owned by the founder’s granddaughter and her two sons. Here are a few horseradish recipes I created, just in time to turn up the heat!
Pro Bowl Mustard Pretzels
Beer and pretzels are a football staple, so why not make a gourmet batch of horseradish mustard pretzels for guests to grab alongside a cooler of your favorite beer? Silver Spring Beer & Brat Horseradish Mustard is one of my absolute favorite condiments- I stock it in my own fridge ever since stealing it out of my friend’s. It combines the tang of mustard with the unmistakable heat in this horseradish recipe. This easy to make recipe is perfect for little hands to help!
- 1 16 oz. package of mini pretzels
- 4 Tablespoons Silver Spring Beer N’ Brat Horseradish Mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon dried mustard
- 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
- Extra Beer N’ Brat Horseradish Mustard for dipping
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine above ingredients except for pretzels, then pour over pretzels in a large bowl. Stir to coat. Pour on to rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Watch closely during the last 15 minutes so pretzels don’t burn. Remove from oven, let cool before eating. Pretzels will crisp up as they cool; won’t be too spicy, just a little bite since horseradish loses spice when heated. Use mustard for dipping.
Give Thanks Sliders
Are you thankful that your team is on the road to victory? Or maybe just thankful that the whole roster isn’t on the injured list? This Thanksgiving-themed turkey slider with a kick is sure to give a whole new meaning to your basic burger. It combines all of the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner- cranberries, rolls, turkey, and stuffing. Silver Spring Cranberry Horseradish combines the sweet-tart flavor of cranberries with the horseradish heat, adding a whole new flavor profile to Thanksgiving favorites. This horseradish recipe will become one of your favorites- turkey can get a little bland on its own, so kick it up a notch!
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 pounds ground turkey
- 6 oz. dry stuffing mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 large package Hawaiian Rolls (24)
- 1 jar Silver Spring Cranberry Horseradish
Sauté onion and celery in butter until translucent. Place in a bowl with ground turkey, stuffing mix and eggs, mixing with hands to combine. Form into 24 mini burger patties. Grill until cooked, add each to Hawaiian Roll and top with Cranberry Horseradish.
Hail (Bloody) Mary
What makes this different than your traditional Bloody Mary? You better pray that you make it through with the amount of high-octane horseradish this drink delivers. We are talking about serious nose-burning sensations, but with a lot of flavor and enough garnish to give you a break. Traditional Wisconsin Bloody Marys can be mistaken for a meal, so make sure to add items like:
- Celery stalks
- Dill pickles
- Salami sticks
- Pepper Jack cheese cubes
- Pickled asparagus or green beans
- Lemon or lime wedges
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Cocktail onions
- Olives (stuffed with garlic or blue cheese)
- Onion rings
- 4 cups chilled tomato juice
- 9 oz. vodka
- Juice of 2-3 lemons
- 1.5 Tablespoons Silver Spring Prepared Horseradish (or Extra-Hot)
- 1.5 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Tabasco (optional)
Mix all ingredients and serve over ice with garnish.
Bacon Blitz Cheddar Horseradish Dip
Just like the aggressive play in its namesake, the Bacon Blitz Cheddar Horseradish Dip will have your friends pushing each other out of the way for more. Best part? You can prepare it in less than 10 minutes, or even the night before and can easily adjust the amount of eye-watering horseradish hotness in this horseradish recipe. Silver Spring has an Applewood Smoke Flavored Horseradish Sauce that adds a little sweet, a little smoke and a little heat. My new favorite crackers to serve alongside dips are the Town House Flip Sides Crackers- pretzel on one side, buttery cracker on the other. I also add celery to put out the fire, or for those who are keeping carbs at bay.
- 12 slices bacon, cooked, cooled and crumbled
- 1 Tablespoon to 1/4 cup Silver Spring Cream Style Horseradish (to taste)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup Silver Spring Applewood Smoke Flavored Horseradish Sauce
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 Tablespoon Liquid Smoke
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
Mix ingredients together and chill for at least an hour or up to a few days.
Want to find Silver Spring Foods products to add to your tailgate recipes? You can use the Store Locator here, or order them online. Tip: horseradish has to be refrigerated in order to retain the heat- it loses its bite if it sits at room temperature. Enjoy!
Cheers to spicing up your football tailgate with Silver Spring Foods horseradish recipes! May the best team win (or at least, may your team make it to a bowl game so you can keep the tailgate going).
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Silver Spring Foods. All opinions are honest and my own as always.