Mummy Meatloaf and Mummy Hotdogs
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! Our family meatloaf recipe is delicious and easy. Dressing it up on Halloween? Why not!
Mummy Hotdogs are super easy. Puff pastry and hotdogs – that’s it! 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. Make the opposite arm also.
Thaw the puff pastry. Slice it into thin strips – no need to be accurate! Wrap the strips around the “limbs”, body and head. Brush each mummy lightly with water. This will help them brown. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 375 or until the pastry is browned. No puff pastry? No problem – use pie dough, gives you the same effect, it just won’t puff up like the pastry!
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!
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup bread crumbs or crushed crackers (saltines, Ritz, etc.
- 1 ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ⅓ cup tomato juice
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 onion peeled and chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup mustard
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 6-8 slices bacon
- decorations - garlic, olives, tomatoes or onions
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Mix together the all of the ingredients. Mix to combine, but do not over-mix.
- Place parchment paper on a rack above a pan. Poke holes in the parchment paper to allow the fat to drain.
- Shape the meatloaf into an oval. 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 brown sugar, ketchup and mustard and slather over the mummy, have fun with it!
- Bake for approximately 1 hr. 15 minutes or until your meat thermometer reaches 155 degrees