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Polish Horseradish with Beets Recipe - Ćwikła

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Ćwikła and chrzan are two horseradish condiments that go well with Polish sausage and ham.

From the left: Ćwikła and chrzan are two horseradish condiments that go well with Polish sausage and ham.

(c) 2008 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.

My mother always grated beets into her chrzan for color and a touch of sweetness. In fact, the first time I saw plain white horseradish, I thought it was something else entirely. One taste told me differently!

Here are more beet recipes.

Makes about 3 cups of Polish Horseradish with Beets

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups homemade or purchased horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound beets, cooked, peeled, cooled and grated or 1 (14-ounce) can prepared beets, drained and grated

Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together vinegar, brown sugar, horseradish and salt until well combined.

  2. Add beets and mix thoroughly.

  3. Pack into clean sterilized jars and store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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