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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In large bowl whisk together eggs, au jus, pepper, dry mustard, and onion powder.
- Mix in beef and panko crumbs. Don't over mix, just until combined.
- Divide mixture in half and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Form each half into a foot shape like in the pictures above.
- Cut a thick slice of the onion and using one ring, cut toenail shapes for each toe.
- Slice two small onion rings and place onto the top of the ankle part (creating a stump).
- Spoon on a little ketchup over each onion ring and spread a little so some of it will drip down the sides.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until center is cooked through.
- Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- 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!