We all have meatloaf recipes. I don't have a particular one...is one of those meals that you put together as you go and with whatever you find at hand!
As I've said before, everything you cook on everyday basis could be transformed into the spookiest looking dish ever. It just takes a little patience and imagination. (Noticed the bent fingers on this creepy pic) lol
My little one was all hands on when it came to prepare it! And things got even better when he got the chance to literally pull the finger of the meatloaf and have a bite!
My hand here even has a bone...oh yeah...for those of you who like eggs in your meatloaf! They have the perfect color and even come with marrow..yikes!
I know you are probably thinking what the heart has to do with anything...well...I was just trying to give the meatloaf something to grab on while in the oven.
Cooking is about having fun my friends, when you have to do it everyday of the week, you better get creative with flavors, colors and even shapes when possible. Have a Happy day and Bon Appetit (if you can, lol) and remember everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love!
My Hand Will Go On Halloween Meatloaf Recipe
1 1/2 Groud Beef ( I use 90/10)
3/4 Cup Mild Chunky style Salsa
1/2 Cup Onion and Garlic Refried Beans (or any other you have handy)
1 egg (slightly beaten)
2 small bags of Doritos Cool Ranch Crushed
2 Coocked Eggs
salt and pepper to taste
4 Slices on Bacon cut in little 1 inch squares.
For skin texture
1 Cup Ketchup + 1/2 Cup BBQ
1/4 Cup Dijon Mustard + 1/4 Cup Honey Mustard Dressing
Pre Heat Oven at 365
To make the meatloaf mix beef , salsa, refried beans, slightly beaten egg, salt and pepper and crushed Doritos. Once is mixed. Place the mix on a parchment covered cookie sheet. and shape it as a hand if you choose to do this particular one, using yours as the model, Manipulate it at little into fingers, hand, Radius and Ulna (not much, just a little bit of these last). To make the Radius and Ulna make an indentation on the meat mold and place the eggs in this indentation one next to the other. Cover them with more of the beef mix.
Cover hand with little bacon squares.
Cover the entire hand with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Once the 45 minutes are done, pull it out, remove aluminum foil brush your hand with a mix of ketchup and bbq sauce. After is all covered, brush very lightly on the Mustard mix.
Place back in the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Serve on a bed of rice. Enjoy!
Prep time 20 minutes Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes Serves 6-8
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