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!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 meat loaf


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • ¾ cup buttery round crackers, crushed

  • cup milk

  • ½ cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (such as Morton® Nature's Seasons® Seasoning Blend), or to taste

  • 1 hard-boiled egg, cut in half


  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce (such as Stubb's®)

  • 5 cloves garlic, cut into small pieces


  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
31g Fat
37g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 177mg 59%
Sodium 872mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 408mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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