This is a great tasting and scary meatloaf. Our guests got a big kick out of it. I prefer to bake my meatloaf on a slotted broiler pan to let the grease drip off. You can use spicy sausage but I prefer a mild sausage.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix together the ground beef, sausage, onion, saltine cracker crumbs, beaten eggs, and cajun seasoning in a bowl until well combined. In a large baking dish, form the meat loaf mixture into a Halfling shape, with a large head, 2 stubby legs, and 2 upraised arms.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the meatloaf is no longer pink inside and just starting to turn brown, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • To decorate the meatloaf's head, pick out about 14 corn kernels, and arrange them into teeth. Place 1 small green pepper slice on each side of the creature's head for ears; place two pickle slices on the face for eyes, then place 2 black olive halves, cut sides down, in the pickle slices to finish the eyes. One more olive half forms the nose. Surround the monster with a background of ketchup "blood," and bake until browned, about 10 more minutes.

  • Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before serving. Just before serving, stick a paring knife in the meatloaf's body, and decorate it with a little ketchup blood.

Nutrition Facts

484.2 calories; protein 19.8g 40% DV; carbohydrates 17.9g 6% DV; fat 37.2g 57% DV; cholesterol 121mg 40% DV; sodium 1206.1mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2010
yummy we had a sppoky dish contest at our church and we won!! thank you so much deeelishious!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2015
Very average meatloaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2010
yummy we had a sppoky dish contest at our church and we won!! thank you so much deeelishious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2010
For meatloaf it's very moist which was great. With a tiny bit of worchestershire sauce it didn't even need the ketchup (vital since we have a little one who hates condiments). Very simple to make cute idea for a Halloween meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Great recipe for meatloaf and what an ingenious idea for a halloween dinner. My family loved it. The meatloaf was very moist and extremely flavorful. I will definitely be adding this to my recipe box of holiday treats!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
The kids loved it they tought it was hilarious it was also very moist Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2014
I made this for a Halloween party at work. It was a hit! Very moist with just enough of a "kick" from the cajun seasoning. I used a few pieces of cooked spaghetti surrounding the knife in the belly with some ketchup (blood)! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2014
This was really good tasting. I added some diced tomatoes (personal preference in meatloaf). Kids thought it was so cool and all we have left is half of the face. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2012
We made this for Halloween 2012 and kids LOVED it... cute idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2014
Creative and tastes very good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2015
Very average meatloaf. Read More