Halloween Bloody Baked Rats

77 Reviews 46 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
ANGELA O.
Recipe by  ANGELA O.

“This is a fun, inexpensive, creepy Halloween entree that will gross out and impress your dinner guests. It is mini meatloaves baked in tomato sauce that are shaped like rats with cheese in the middle. When you cut it open, gooey cheese will come oozing out. Garnished with a spaghetti noodle tail and carrot ears, these pests are sure to be a devilishly delectable dinner.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, egg, bread crumbs, and meatloaf seasoning. Use your hands to mix until well blended. Measure out 1/3 cupfuls of the meat mixture and mold around a cube of cheese like a meatball. Shape into a point at one end and lengthen the body a bit by rolling between your hands. Place your ''rat'' into a shallow baking dish, and continue with the remaining meat. Insert pieces of uncooked spaghetti into the rounded end of the rats to make tails.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the tomato sauce, sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the rats in the dish and cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Uncover the dish and continue to bake for another 20 to 30 minutes, basting occasionally with the sauce to glaze the rats.
  5. While the rats finish baking, heat the peas and carrots in a small bowl in the microwave for about 15 seconds.
  6. Carefully transfer the rats to a serving platter so that their delicate tails don't fall off. Press peas into the pointy end to make eyes, and insert carrot slices to make ears. Spoon some of the tomato sauce around them and serve.

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Reviews (77)

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Dan
66

Dan

Try freezing your cheese cubes a little before stuffing the rats. It cuts down on leakage.

Holly
50

Holly

Five stars for presentation! I used my own meatloaf recipe and halved the "blood" sauce. Also used cooked asparagus for tails, almond slivers for ears, and tiny bits of raisin for the eyes. Hubby suggested adding a cooked spaghetti noodle to the cheese inside to look like guts. ;D Great Halloween dinner!

Roxanne J.R.
38

Roxanne J.R.

My rats actually came out cute instead of scary, lol! I used raw carrots for the ears, red bell peppers for the eyes and I felt like it needed a nose so I stuck in a piece of cheese. I tossed spaghetti in some sauce and served my rats over it. I did have slight leakage of the cheese like other reviewers but this was definitely yummy! Also I didn't put too much sauce on my rats before baking and heated up leftover sauce and put it over before serving. I saved one strand of cooked spaghetti per rat and draped it over the finished rats as the tail. Thanks for the great idea and recipe.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 966 cal
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 40.7 g
  • 63%
  • Carbs
  • 94.2 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 56.9 g
  • 114%
  • Cholesterol
  • 225 mg
  • 75%
  • Sodium
  • 2516 mg
  • 101%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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