Halloween Feet Loaf

Halloween Feet Loaf

Bring a little macabre to the dinner table with a Halloween feet loaf. This spooky and delicious conversation piece is surprisingly easy to make and cleverly uses kitchen staples for an impactful presentation. Better yet, it’s a great excuse to use your pellet grill. This cook calls for hickory smoke because it gives the beef a savory, hearty flavor with a hint of bacon-like sweetness.
Servings 10
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Hickory Wood Pellets
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds 80% lean ground beef
  • ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs, unseasoned
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 medium onion, halved with 10 small slivers reserved
  • ½ cup ketchup

Instructions

  • Add the ground beef to a large bowl with bell pepper, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, mustard powder, eggs, breadcrumbs, milk, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, and soy sauce. Mix until well combined.
  • Halve the mixture and place both portions onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Shape each half into a foot, then press the meatloaf mixture upwards at the top to form an ankle.
  • Use a small knife to cut slits at the front of each meatloaf to create toes. Carefully round the ends with your hands.
  • Add the slivers of onion at the end of each divot to act as toenails.
  • Hollow out the top of the ankle-shaped portion of the loaf and place the halved onion cut side down. This will act as the severed stump.
  • Place the meatloaves into the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat your Z-Grills (preferably with branded hickory pellets) or other wood pellet grill to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Transfer them to the grates once hot.
  • Close the grill lid and smoke for 1 hour.
  • Uncover, brush ketchup around the ankle-shaped portion of each loaf, and increase the grill’s temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Close the lid and smoke for 35-45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the feet loaf from the grill and rest for 20 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve alone or atop a mound of mashed potatoes.
  • Slice and serve.

Notes

To slice, start at the toes and work your way up.
Calories: 460kcal
Cost: 20
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef

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