We dare you to serve up our gruesome variation on meatloaf this Halloween. You might get mixed reviews about the visual appeal of eating a bloody hand, but the reviews on flavor be unanimously in favor of serving up a few more fingers. Only one question remains, will you eat the left or the right hand first? Muahahahaha!
Chili Glazed Meatloaf "Hand"
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 45-60 minutes
Recommended Pellets: Apple, Oak
• 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
• 1/2 pound ground pork
• 1 cup dried bread crumbs
• 1/4 cup finely minced onion
• 1 tablespoon Traeger Cajun Rub, or your favorite barbecue rub
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 cup milk
• 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
• 2 lbs whole carrots, peeled, trimmed, cut into lengths the width of your loaf pan
• 1/2 cup Traeger Chili Sauce, or your favorite chili sauce
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, onion, Traeger Cajun Rub, and the garlic powder. When dicing your onions, slice in half across the middle (not end to end) and use your thumb to push out a grouping of about 4 or 5 of the center most segments on each half. Set these aside and do not dice them. They will be your "wrist bones" when your hand is formed.
In another bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Add milk and Worcestershire sauce.
Add the liquid ingredients to the meat mixture, and mix with your hands.
Lay a few of the carrot pieces down in your pan; the carrots will become a natural rack for the meat.
Form the meat into a hand shape and lay it on top of the carrots. Create a "wrist bone" using the segments you reserved from the onion and, if desired, press a few larger pieces of onion into the end of each finger to create "fingernails."
When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Put the pans on the grill rack. Bake the meatloaf for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F when read on an instant-read meat thermometer.
Spread the Traeger Chili Sauce on top of the meatloaf the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Transfer the meatloaf to a cooling rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Carefully remove it from the loaf pan. (Discard the carrots.)