Mummy Meatloaf and Mummy Hotdogs - fun food for the kids on Halloween! Wrapped in bacon and slathered with sauce this is a meatloaf you can serve for any Sunday dinner. Ah... minus the decoration of course!
Why you'll love this recipe
Beyond the fact that it's super cute and fun? Hands down the BEST meatloaf ever! This is my Mom's recipe and it's my very favorite meatloaf recipe. Kids big and small will love this spooky recipe!
Throwing in some silliness and fun..... well that just runs in the family!
Serve this with Shrunken Head Halloween Potatoes and boo! You have a meal!!
👻 Ingredients for Halloween Meatloaf
For the exact measurements for the Halloween Meatloaf, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- ground beef - you can certainly substitute ground turkey or ground chicken.
- bread crumbs or crushed crackers; saltines, Ritz Crackers, panko bread crumbs or stuffing mix (like stovetop stuffing mix - so good!)
- parmesan cheese
- tomato juice
- Worcestershire sauce
- minced onion
- salt and black pepper
- ketchup, mustard and brown sugar for the sauce. Yes you can just use BBQ sauce, but this mixture is SO yummy!
- decorations - garlic, black olives, tomatoes and onion rings
💀 Instructions for Halloween Mummy Meatloaf Recipe
This is an overview of the instructions for the zombie meatloaf! For the complete directions just scroll down to the bottom and print out the recipe card.
- Pre heat oven.
- In a large bowl add all of the meatloaf ingredients; ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and minced onions. Mix to combine, but do not over-mix.
- Place parchment paper or aluminum foil on a wire rack above the baking sheet. Poke holes in the parchment paper to allow the fat to drain.
- Shape the meat mixture into an oval or skull shape. Add slices of bacon to "wrap" the mummy as pictured. Use onion rings, olives, sliced garlic and cherry tomatoes to make eyes and mouth.
- In a small bowl mix together sauce ingredients; brown sugar, ketchup and mustard and slather ketchup mix over the mummy face, have fun with it!
- Bake the meatloaf skull for approximately until it's golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Allow to rest for 15 minutes prior to serving.
The short video below walks you completely through the process to mix the meatloaf, how to make a mummy shape, decorate and bake.!
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Mummy Hot Dogs are super easy. Puff pastry or crescent dough and hotdogs - that's it!
- If you're using puff pastry, thaw pastry first.
- Slit the hotdogs down the middle about halfway down to make "legs".
- Next make arms by starting about an inch from the top, slicing downward and angling out.
- Slice pastry into thin strips - no need to be accurate!
- Wrap the strips around the "limbs", body and head.
- Bake until golden brown.
For the complete instructions click here for the Mummy Hot Dogs - these are so fun!
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You don't need much for this, just a rimmed cookie sheet so grease doesn't spill over the edge and make a mess or burn someone. These are perfect!
Yes, you can - just be sure to use an instant read thermometer to be sure the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 165 degrees.
That's because you didn't allow it to rest. Resting and a slight amount of cooling will ensure the meatloaf sticks together when you slice it.
Binders keep the meatloaf from falling apart. The binders in meatloaf are the eggs and breadcrumbs.
Absolutely! Decorate your handsome Halloween Meatloaf to suit your family! It doesn't have to be scary, it should only be fun!
Cover the meatloaf if he is (mine is always a he 🤣) is getting too dark. Just cover loosely with foil.
Here are some great tips so you can make this easy meatloaf recipe!
- Use parchment paper. Not only does it make cleanup a breeze, but it makes the meatloaf easier to transfer onto a serving dish!
- Don't skip on the wet ingredients - not only will they give your meatloaf flavor, they will keep it juicy!
- Be generous with the ketchup mixture. In fact I usually serve more alongside. Everyone fights over it!
- Be sure to let the meatloaf rest, lightly covered with aluminum foil. It will hold together better when slicing.
Don't want one big meatloaf? Make mini monster meatloaves or Halloween mummy meatloaves instead. Make small oval skull shapes and decorate accordingly.
The small loaves would not take as long to bake. Test with an instead read meat thermometer. When the center of the meatloaf tests 160 degrees, it is done.
Individual servings would be super fun and everyone can have their own!
Oh my goodness there is a TON of great Halloween recipes on the blog so I hope you check these out!
- Start your party with Crockpot Hot Chocolate - it's so rich and delicious! Perfect for kids after tricking or treating to warm them up!
- You need a snack to start off the meal, right? Make these little Mummy Jalapeños Poppers and some mummy meatballs - yummy and fun!
- Love this Mummy Meatloaf? Then be sure to check out my recipe for Mummy Pot Pies for more delicious family fun!
- Or be sure and try Halloween Hot Dog Fingers! Gruesome and tasty!
- For dessert serve these super fun Halloween Rice Krispie Treats or these AMAZING Gourmet Caramel Apples - what a treat!
- For dessert, serve up Graveyard Dirt Cake - it's spooky fun and delicious!
For all of the BEST Halloween Recipes in one spot - Halloween Party Food Recipes for Kids - with over 40 recipes for super fun, tasty party food. You have to check this one out!
Looking for potions for the adults? You can find the best Halloween Cocktails here! 25+ potions that are so good they're scary!
Are you looking for the best side dishes (beyond what I've mentioned above!) to serve with this handsome guy?
- Potatoes - mashed potatoes, smashed potatoes (I love these buttery bites!) or this cheesy potato casserole would be perfect!
- OR these yummy candied sweet potatoes would be perfect as swell and really drive home fall flavor!
- Steamed green beans, Roasted Brussels sprouts or roasted carrots - YUM!
- Dinner rolls or cornbread - of course!
A Heath Bar Cake would be perfect for dessert! Hello.... it's made with a Devil's Food Cake Mix so that's perfect for Halloween, right?
Or how about Cracker Barrel Fried Apples - these are amazing and such an easy recipe, enjoy!
- 2 pounds of ground beef
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup bread crumbs or crushed crackers (saltines, Ritz, etc.
- 1 ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ⅓ cup tomato juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 onion peeled and chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup mustard
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 6-8 slices bacon
- decorations - thinly sliced bacon, garlic cloves, black olives, cherry tomatoes for eye sockets, and onion rings
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- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- In a large mixing bowl add all of the meatloaf ingredients; ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and minced onions. Mix to combine, but do not over-mix.
- Place parchment paper or aluminum foil on a rack above a baking sheet or shallow baking dish. Poke holes in the parchment paper to allow the fat to drain.
- Shape the meatloaf mixture into an oval or skull shape. Add slices of bacon to "wrap" the mummy as pictured. Use onion rings, olives, sliced garlic and cherry tomatoes to make eyes and mouth.
- Mix together sauce ingredients; brown sugar, ketchup and mustard and slather over the mummy, have fun with it!
- Bake for approximately 1 hr. 15 minutes until it's golden brown and your meat thermometer reaches 155 degrees.
- Allow to rest for 15 minutes prior to serving.
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Ok - let me tell you how this came to be....I've always said Corliss's have the most fun and no matter what it is, we can always find a fun way to have a good time!
My Uncle's Birthday was right around Halloween. We lost him to cancer a few years ago. It's become a tradition for the family to get together and celebrate his life with laughter and fun!
Aunt Shirley's is in charge of this shindig and she always puts on quite the feast.
Like jello brains... eek!
Fun things like cutie tangerine pumpkins!
And Ghost Bananas - oooh....scary!
But the star of the show......is the meatloaf!
Eeek! Is that gruesome or what? Gruesomely delicious that is!
She made her favorite meatloaf, wrapped it strategically with some slices of bacon, made eyes and teeth with cloves of garlic and baked it in the oven. It was finished off with a little strategically placed ketchup!