Zombie meatloaf is a fun recipe to make and serve. Your family will enjoy the playful twist on traditional meatloaf while the cook knows lots of healthy vegetables are hidden inside. For younger children, you can call this recipe teddy bear meatloaf. The featured meatloaf uses gluten free oatmeal for accommodating special diets.
Ingredients: 1 onion 2 large carrots 2 eggs 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 10 dashes Tabasco sauce 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 6 ounce can of tomato paste 1 cup gluten free oatmeal 2 pounds ground beef Bits of broccoli 1 cherry tomato 4 carrot or celery sticks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your broiler pan with foil for easy clean up.
Chop the onion and grate the carrots. A food processor is quick and easy or dice and grate with hand tools.
Beat two eggs. Add in the Worcestershire sauce, seasoning and tomato paste. Mix well.
Blend in the carrot and onions.
Add the ground beef and gluten free oatmeal.
Mix the ingredients with your hands. Avoid squeezing, as this will make the meatloaf dense. Focus on gently raking and folding in the oatmeal with separated fingers to get a light texture to your meatloaf.
Divide your meatloaf mixture into four parts.
One part will form the head. Shape an oval patty and place on your baking sheet.
One part will be the body. Form a square or short rectangle.
Divide the next parts in half to form arms and legs.
Now comes the fun! Insert a cherry tomato in the torso for the heart. Cover this with the meatloaf mixture.
Bury broccoli bits in the head for the brains.
Insert strips of carrot, bok choy or celery as leg and arm bones of the zombie meatloaf.
Use vegetables to decorate a face. Peppers, broccoli, celery, green onion, or olives all bake well and will hold their shape for best presentation.
Bake your meatloaf for about an hour. Ovens will vary.
Right before serving, squirt ketchup around. This has also been called dead man meatloaf. If desired, insert a knife for serving presentation. Enjoy!