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- Francis Bacon

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


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Making this is SO much fun! Generally I will lay the little guy on a "bed" of mashed potatoes and drizzle some ketchup  around the eyes and mouth. Fun, delicious and such a great way to get the kids to eat good things! Of course, use your own meatloaf recipe, if you wish. I only included one for reference.
This recipe is featured today on my food blog, STANDING BY THE KITCHEN DOOR.  ENJOY!

2 lbs. lean ground beef or turkey (the leftovers are GREAT!)
3/4 c. crushed saltines or bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk (this breaks down the meat and makes it supremely tender and NOT like hamburg in a ball)
1/4 c. ketchup
2 tablespoons mustard
2 eggs
1 cup finely shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped fresh or canned mushrooms
one small onion finely chopped
garlic salt, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste

6-8 lasagna noodles, cooked
ketchup (optional), makes great blood
2 slices cheese, any kind
2 green or black olives

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Mix all meatloaf ingredients well in a large bowl. Press into a glass bowl (make sure it's ok for the oven) and bake for 60 minutes or until center is done.

When completely cooked, Drain any fat off the meatloaf and turn onto a serving pan. Spread with a thin layer of ketchup, if desired. Cut cheese slices into circles and place on meatloaf as the "eyes".

Cut the cooked lasagna noodles in half then trim the edges so the "scallops" are cut off. Place them randomly across the meatloaf, cutting of extra and using it to fill in spaces. This is a great job for the kids, you want the bandages to look "messy"!

Add two olives for eyes and serve!


imjacobsmom said...

Great for the halloween season, too.

hpabate said...

OH how wonderful, that looks tasty and cute :0)

Great design.


Mary said...

This is too cute! My grandgirl will love making these little guys! Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

LOL What fun! I'm sure both kids and adults loved the mummy! Sound yummy too :-)


Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I am going to save the recipe to make for the granddaughters when they visit. Thanks Mimi.

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Annesphamily said...

I love meat loaf and just found this one! I must come back and write it all down! Clever and cute!