Dead Man Meatloaf

Dead Man Meatloaf

MissB 5

"Traditional meatloaf made creepy. Kids love this. Be sure to feed them before they go trick-or-treating. Serve with macaroni and cheese."
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1 h 10 m servings 358 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 27.8 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 877 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the garlic, onion, and celery in the hot butter until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 10 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a mixing bowl, and allow to cool to just warm.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place a sheet of aluminum foil onto a baking sheet, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Crack the eggs into the mixing bowl with the vegetables, and mix until the egg is smooth. Add the ground beef, Cajun seasoning, and bread crumbs. Mix with your hands until the mixture is evenly blended. Form the meat mixture into the shape of a stick man.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Once done, place the olive halves onto the head for eyes, and pour the ketchup onto the abdomen. Return to oven, and bake 10 more minutes. Serve with a plastic knife impaled in the abdomen for effect.


  1. 16 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

delicious. the family loved it and thought it looked really cool

Most helpful critical review

I didn't like it. It was edible but not enjoyable. I followed the cooking time as well and when a lady at my Bible study cut into it, it was raw in the middle so I let it cook for another 20 min...

delicious. the family loved it and thought it looked really cool

Great recipe! It was actually my first time making meatloaf for the family, so I loved the idea of making into a fun shape for the kids. After the first time I made it, I've cut out the celery a...

I had so much fun making this today! This is perfect for a pre-trick or treat dinner for your little ones. Especially if you have boys! The recipe for the meatloaf is better than what you usu...

I made this following the directions almost to a T. I added a little ketchup to the mix and some extra seasoning. It was fun and the kids liked it. Though it took over an hour to cook and you...

Wonderful! Kids thought this was the coolest thing!

Made this for recipe group. What a fun recipe! I didn't add the celery and increased onion, put a little cheese on for effect. A few little tweaks and we enjoyed making and eating this very much.

This is a cute idea. Delicious, moist and creative! 5 stars!

This was fun...can't say it was the best ever, but it was definitely fun for our annual Halloween dinner. definitely gross looking though- a perfect fit for Halloween.

This is a fun and easy recipe for Halloween. No one wanted to make the first cut into the stick man. He was a very popular guy! I made the recipe using the ingredients as listed with the except...