Cooking Corner: Freaky Foot Meatloaf
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 13:10
Form a spooky meatloaf foot this Halloween that is simple to create and is sure to make people laugh.
There aren’t many opportunities where it is socially acceptable to eat feet.
However, during Halloween, it is no longer taboo to feed on brains, blood or extremities … or things that look like such.
This spookily-shaped meatloaf is a great centerpiece for the food table at a Halloween party you are planning to host.
The reaction from others you might receive will most likely begin with disgust. But don’t panic – this horror should eventually evolve into laughter.
While on Pinterest we found this meatloaf idea except they formed a hand instead of a foot. That blog was called “not martha.” However, we used a different recipe than the one featured on that blog. The recipe we chose to make our foot with was found on allrecipes.com. We’ve adapted it slightly.
Both original recipes can be found on The Spectrum’s Pinterest page within our “Cooking Corner” board.
This meatloaf is packed with flavor, and is surprisingly simpler to assemble than originally thought.
If you are feeling extra dangerous, you could even divide the meat into two and form a foot and a hand.
Surprise your friends and family by serving this comical dish that is sure to bring about curiosity, hunger and laughter.
What you will need:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Heinz 57 steak sauce
1 onion, chopped (leave one layer unchopped to make the toenails)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, whole (this is for the ankle bone)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9-inch by 13-inch glass pan.
Combine ground beef, salt, pepper, egg and bread crumbs with your hands in a large mixing bowl. Add milk, 4 tablespoons of the steak sauce, chopped onion and green pepper. Incorporate evenly.
Place meat in the sprayed pan and form into a foot. Create a dent in the ankle of the foot and place the small onion in the dent.
Place meatloaf in the oven on the middle rack and bake for roughly 1 hour, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the meatloaf has reached at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the meatloaf is in the oven, cut small squares out of the onion layer that was set aside to make the toenails. Set aside.
Helpful tip: Do not put the onion toenails on the toes before the loaf goes in the oven. Otherwise, your toenails will become shriveled up.
Once the meatloaf has finished baking, place the onion toenails on the toes and allow the loaf to stand for at least 5 minutes.
Enjoy! (Or at least try to enjoy …)