If you’re looking for a spooky Halloween-inspired meal, check out this recipe from Rania Harris!

Monster Meatloaf

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion – chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread – toasted (crusts removed)
  • 1-1½ cups canned tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

Bloody Ketchup:

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Onions for eyes and teeth


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the ground beef in a large bowl and set aside melt the butter in a small skillet and sauté the onions until lightly golden in color. Add the cooked onions to the ground beef. Add the eggs, toasted whole wheat bread and enough tomato sauce to make the mixture light – yet firm enough to hold together when shaping into your loaf. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, and oregano. Blend in the chopped parsley and knead the mixture until all ingredients are well combined. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with pan spray and form the mixture into a monster’s shape head. Brush the Monster Meatloaf with Bloody Ketchup.

Cut up the onions and use them for the teeth and eyes. Wrap the face with bacon.

Bake the meatloaf for about 1 hour or until cooked through and nicely browned.

To make the Bloody Ketchup:
Combine the ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Stir to blend.

Serve immediately. Serves: 6 – 8