This is such a fun Halloween dinner, I know it’s a bit creepy, but isn’t that the point? Kids love it, especially the lucky one who get’s to stick the knife in the brain.
The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so easy to make, it’s basically just a shaped meatloaf and everyone will love it.
Serves 6 – 8
Rectangular Dish, 7 by 5-Inch,
Wilton 12-Inch Featherweight Decorating Bag
Wilton Tip No. 6
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1/2 C. Panko Bread Crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp. Ketchup
- 2 tsp. prepared Dijon Mustard
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 clove of garlic, peeled and grated
- 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped very fine
- 1 1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt, Fine
- freshly ground Black Pepper
- 1 tsp. Oregano
- 1 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
- 2 tbsp. Ketchup
- 2 tbsp. Conimex Ketjap Manis, (Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce)
- 1/4 C. Ketchup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine ground beef, and the remaining ingredients for the brain in a medium sized mixing bowl. Using your hand, incorporate everything into the meat. This only takes 30 seconds or so, you do not want to over mix.
Transfer meat into a large baking tray lined with parchment paper, press it down and shape into a brain. With the handle of a spoon go alongside the entire brain to make a ridge in the middle, then make indentations with your fingers tips all over the brain to create an uneven surface.
Mix ketjap manis with ketchup and baste brain with half the basting sauce. Baste again after an hour.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes
Remove from oven and drain off excess grease. Let stand for 5 minutes, put 1/4 cup of Ketchup in a pastry bag fitted with the No. 6 tip, and pipe the motive (see picture) onto the brain.