Halloween Skull Meatloaf

Halloween Skull Meatloaf

Not only is this meatloaf “scary,” it’s scary delicious!
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • Z Grills Smoker Grill
  • Z Grills Hickory Wood Pellets


  • Pounds  Ground Beef
  • Pound  Italian Sausage
  • 1/2  Cup  Diced Onion
  • 1/2  Cup  Diced Green Pepper
  • Cup  Shredded Fresh Zucchini
  • Egg
  • 3/4  Cup  Ketchup
  • Sleeve  Crackers, Crushed (Buttery Or Saltine)
  • Slices  Bread, Cubed
  • 1/3  Cup  Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  Each Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Onion Slices, For Eyes
  • Pound  Thick Sliced Bacon, for Bandages
  • Green Pepper Slices, Nose and Teeth
  • Sweet Ketchup Sauce:
  • Cups  Ketchup
  • 1/3  Cup  Brown Sugar
  • Tablespoon  Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  Onion Powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  Garlic Powder


  • Preheat your pellet grill to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl mix together all ingredients.
  • Place mixture into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and shape into a skull.
  • Place onion slices on meatloaf where the eyes should beand green pepper slices for teeth.
  • Randomly place bacon slices on meatloaf skull to look like bandages.
  • Bake meatloaf in your grill, covered with foil for 2 hours (drain excess grease if necessary).
  • Remove foil, and continue baking for another hour (drain excess grease if necessary).
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir together ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder,and garlic powder. Put in the grill grate and simmer on low until warm. Baste meatloaf with sauce every 15 minutes during last hour of baking.
  • Serve with remaining sauce.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meat

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