Halloween is just days away and to get you in the Halloween spirit, Chef Char joined us with a clever recipe that's sure to "spook" your guests.



  • 2 ½ pounds ground chuck
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, diced and cooked until golden
  • 1 Tbls dried parsley
  • 1 Tbls ground pepper
  • 1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 beef soup bones
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 6-8 slices thick bacon
  • 1 onion (cut to look like toenails)
  • Ketchup for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add ground chuck, eggs, breadcrumbs, cooked onion, parsley, pepper and Worcestershire sauce and mix until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixed meat into 3 equal parts.
  4. Form 2 small loafs on a wire rack over a sheet pan.
  5. Then make 10 meatballs out of the rest of the meat and place where toes would go on the front of the loaves (feet).
  6. Place 10 onion petals on top of each of the meatball (toes) to make toenails.
  7. Generously coat 2 beef soup bones with tomato paste.
  8. Place beef bones at the back of the loaves (ankle bones).
  9. Wrap tomato-coated soup bones with thick sliced bacon.
  10. Cook in a preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  11. Coat the cooked meatloaf generously with ketchup and place back in oven for 5 more minutes.
  12. Serve with a spooky smile.

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