Halloween Feet Loaf Recipe

Last night in the kitchen I was laughing so hard that I was crying.  I was going against everything that I am and created the most grotesque dinner I had ever served!  Why is that so funny?  Because I was making “Feet Loaf” for my family and it was completely absurd and ridiculously hilarious.  Weird, I know!

When it comes to Halloween, I am anti gross.  I like the fun side of it
all, but I still can’t bare to walk down the spooky isle at the grocery
store.  I don’t like watching scary movies and sometimes can even be a little afraid of the dark.  I’m still not sure what possessed me to do, but I couldn’t help myself!
And I don’t know if it’s scarier that my family actually likes meatloaf!  When you’ve got a tasty recipe like I do, you can make anyone a fan.


My boys were legitimately grossed out by this so I didn’t make a huge production of it.  They are still pretty young.  We told them it was troll feet at first and you would have thought the world had ended!  They protested until I had fully convinced them it was the same meat loaf I always make.

“Feet Loaf” aka Meatloaf

Halloween Feet Loaf Recipe
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Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups panko crumbs
  • 1 pk au jus dry mix
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 medium onion
  • ketchup
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In large bowl whisk together eggs, au jus, pepper, dry mustard, and onion powder.
  3. Mix in beef and panko crumbs.  Don't over mix, just until combined.
  4. Divide mixture in half and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Form each half into a foot shape like in the pictures above.
  6. Cut a thick slice of the onion and using one ring, cut toenail shapes for each toe.
  7. Slice two small onion rings and place onto the top of the ankle part (creating a stump).
  8. Spoon on a little ketchup over each onion ring and spread a little so some of it will drip down the sides.
  9. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until center is cooked through.
  10. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  11. My family likes to eat it with ketchup or stewed tomatoes.  I prefer mine with brown gravy.

*We served ours along side “ghost poo” and “goblin boogers”.  That made my boys laugh and dinner not so scary anymore!

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