There at the check stand, I found a little book with several Halloween recipes in it, & the following recipe (with my alterations) gets made at our home every year in time for Halloween. While truly, it looks kind of nasty (the whole toenails thing – gag!), taste-wise, this rivals my grandmothers meatloaf, yet it is much easier than grandma’s!
Finally, I figured I’d better post this because my sister asks me for this recipe EVERY year, & then I have to go hunt it down.
Really, it’s about the toenails….
2 ½ pounds ground beef or meat loaf mixture
1 t. minced garlic
½ cup breadcrumbs or oatmeal
½ cup milk or water
1 envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix
8 Brazil nuts or almonds
2 Tablespoons barbecue sauce or ketchup
Preheat panggangan to 350*. Mix ground beef, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, milk, egg & onion soup mix in large bowl until blended. Remove & set aside 1 cup of the mixture.
Dived remaining mixture in half & shape each half into an oval about 7 x 4 inches. Place oval shapes side – by – side on a rimmed baking sheet. Divide reserved mixture into 8 balls & place 4 balls at end of each oval to form toes. Press 1 Brazil nut into each toe to form toenails. Brush meat loaf with barbecue sauce & bake 1 ½ hours.
Notes: Instead of breadcrumbs, I whatever flavor of croûtons I have on hand – crushed. I also use the cheap generic BBQ sauce – go figure. If you make this as one combined whole instead of the feet/stumps, it does take longer to cook – (my other recipes call for 2 ½ – 3 hours).
(8 – 10 Servings)
Source Recipe: http://triedandtruefavoriterecipes.blogspot.com