Halloween Meatloaf Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper (use red or orange for a Halloween vibe)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Ingredients for the Spooky Topping

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Sliced black olives for “monster eyes”
  • Sliced red bell pepper or red chili for a “bloody” effect (optional)

How to Make Halloween Meatloaf

To make this super easy and tasty Halloween Meatloaf follow these simple steps.

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, minced garlic, eggs, 1/4 cup ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Mix everything together until well combined.

Shape the meat mixture into a spooky monster shape on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can mold it into a traditional loaf shape with exaggerated features like eyes, a mouth, and limbs.

In a small bowl, mix together the 1/2 cup of ketchup, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard. This will be the “bloody” glaze for your monster meatloaf.

Brush the ketchup glaze all over the meatloaf, creating a dripping “blood” effect.

Place the sliced black olives on the meatloaf to make the eyes of your monster. You can also use a slice of red bell pepper or red chili for a more sinister look.

Optional: Add extra “bloody” effects by drizzling more of the ketchup glaze around the meatloaf.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until the meatloaf is cooked through (internal temperature should reach 160°F or 71°C).

Remove your Halloween Monster Meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

This spooky meatloaf is a fun and delicious twist on a classic recipe that’s perfect for a Halloween dinner or party. Enjoy your ghoulishly good meal!