I made these Spooky Meatball Mummies for Halloween as a collaboration with some friends on Instagram. Today we are all posting foods we would bring to a Halloween get together. Honestly, as there are always so many sweets during Halloween, I like to bring a savory appetizer or side. These meatballs are exactly that. You can make the meatballs if you choose, the recipe is below. Or you can save your self the time and buy them. I made mine with 100% beef, but ground turkey, chicken, or even a mix of beef and pork are awesome as well.
Making the Meatball Mummies
In place of bread crumbs, I always like to use ground oats. I don’t use oat flour, I actually like a little more roughage than that. I like to throw them in my small food processor and grind them to a fine grind, but not like flour! You can kind of see in the photo below.
Add all ingredients on ground meat. I like to mix with my hands. You can use a mixer or spoon if you prefer.
Here’s the portion scoop I used. You can, of course, choose the scoop you prefer.
I like to bake on parchment, it simplifies clean up!
Make sure and roll them into fairly smooth balls. It makes it so much easier to wrap them.
Par bake. Remember not to bake all the way, you will bake again after wrapping.
I used a store-bought crescent dough, I needed to cut corners somewhere that day!
Then wrap up your little mummies. Make sure and leave a place for your eyes.
The Last Steps on the Mummy Meatballs
Bake until golden brown, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Add your eyeballs. You can use small pieces of white cheese, or use the candy eyeballs as I did. I just like the way these candy eyeballs look!
We ate our’s plain, but they are also delicious with ketchup, mustard, marinara, cheese sauce, etc.
You should make sure and make plenty though. I can tell you, these disappear in no time in our house!
Aren’t these Spooky Meatball Mummies for Halloween so fun?
To Follow along with the other contributors on this collab, click links below.
Rebecca of Roses and Whiskers posted the most adorable cake donuts. Click here.
Kathryn of Worn Slap out posted 5 healthy options for Halloween foods. I loved every single one of them. Link Here.
Lori from Giggle Living Posted some really cool chocolate cupcakes. I love the perfect black color on the icing. Click here.
Doua of Diy Bucket list added in her brain parfaits. They are actually kind of pretty! Link Here.
Looking for other Halloween fun? Check out all these ideas on my site!
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup ground oats
- 2/3 cup parmesan
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- dough to wrap for mummies I will include a recipe for my dough, or you can buy crescent dough like I used for this one.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Line 2 half sheet pans with parchment. This makes for easy cleanup.For the ground oats, I just throw them in a small food processor and pulse until the are in very small pieces, almost like a flour, but not quite there. Combine all ingredients except dough in large bowl. Mix well. I used my hands, but you can use whatever you choose. Scoop onto sheet pan. I used my medium cookie scoop, I'll add a link on post,it is the 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop.Bake for 5-7 minutes. Don't bake them all the way at first, they go back into the oven after wrapping, and you don't want them to dry out. Remove from oven and allow to cool for several minutes before wrapping. Cut dough into thin strips. Mine were about 1/4 inch by 8 inches. Next wrap your meatballs so they look like mummies. Make sure and leave a space for the eyeballs once they are baked. Bake until the dough is golden. Mine took about 5 minutes. Remove from oven. I used candy eyeballs, but you can also use really small circles of cheese if you prefer. The candy eyes are just so much easier. We removed before eating of course. These are awesome just like they are, or you can make sauces to serve them with. A marinara is great, cheese sauce, ketchup, mustard, you get the idea. You have plenty of options if you choose. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!