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Halloween Zombie Meatloaf


"This is something I threw together for our family's special Halloween night. The boys absolutely loved it! I think this will be an annual tradition from now on in our household!"
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1 h 10 m servings 531 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 meat loaf)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease the foil.
  2. Mix ground beef, onion, crackers, milk, Cheddar cheese, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoned salt together in a bowl. Transfer beef mixture to the prepared baking sheet and form into a skull-shape, leaving holes for "eye sockets" and a "mouth". Place hard boiled egg halves into the "eye sockets", shaping the beef mixture around them to hold in place.
  3. Mix ketchup, brown sugar, and barbeque sauce together in a bowl until sauce is smooth. Spread 1/2 of the sauce onto the entire beef mixture, including the "eyes" and "mouth".
  4. Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 50 to 60. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  5. Arrange the garlic pieces in the mouth for the "teeth". Brush the remaining sauce over the meatloaf or serve on the side.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Can be molded into any desired shape. Juices from ground beef may collect in the holes while baking and can be spread with a basting brush over the head after cooking contribute to the effect of "rotting flesh".
  • Dehydrated garlic chips can be found in health food stores in the bulk section. You may substitute sliced almonds or anything else that resembles teeth.
  • You can do just one hard-boiled egg "eye", if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 531 calories; 30.5 g fat; 36.7 g carbohydrates; 26.7 g protein; 177 mg cholesterol; 872 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I know it is not Halloween yet, but I love Halloween and begging Oct. 1st the decorations come out and at least 3 times a week I make a "scary" Halloween meal. With that said, I wanted to practi...

This was a great idea and simple recipe, especially since I'm not a big meatloaf maker. I followed the recipe exactly, but included some minced garlic and scallions I still had. The ritz cracker...

This turned out perfect!! The taste of the meatloaf was phenomenal! Whenever I make meatloaf, I always use a new recipe since I haven't found "the one". This is it! The only difference is that I...

This was such a fun halloween recipe to make!

This looked so amazing for our Halloween party dinner. I had to bake it 90 minutes. I made one change: I mixed 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese with 4 T. Cream cheese and red food coloring. I enc...

I haven't actually made this but the idea is awesome! My son is constantly playing zombies on Black Ops 2. Going to use this idea for his birthday here at home. Thanks a bunch :)

Everyone loved it! Made dinner fun. I am a big fan of the AMC show "Walking Dead" so I served this Zombie meatloaf & then we watched the show. I've never put crackers or cheese in my regular mea...

Made it mostly as written. I sauteed the onions and garlic before adding to meat mixture. And I used 1/3 ground chuck, 1/3 ground lamb, and 1/3 ground pork. Lastly, I added Dijon mustard and d...

Great recipe. I used less brown sugar for the sauce since some were saying it was too sweet. But everyone loved it. Thanks I will be keeping this!