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Halloween Halfling Meatloaf

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"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

1 h 50 m servings 484 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 Halfling)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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


Per Serving: 484 calories; 37.2 g fat; 17.9 g carbohydrates; 19.8 g protein; 121 mg cholesterol; 1206 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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yummy we had a sppoky dish contest at our church and we won!! thank you so much deeelishious!!!

Most helpful critical review

Very average meatloaf.

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yummy we had a sppoky dish contest at our church and we won!! thank you so much deeelishious!!!

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 m...

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 re...

The kids loved it they tought it was hilarious it was also very moist

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...

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.

Creative and tastes very good!

We made this for Halloween 2012 and kids LOVED it . . . cute idea!

Very average meatloaf.