Everything that reminds you of Easter is in this meatloaf, from the rabbits(in the form of hot dogs) and lamb(jerky) to the sweet Easter candies like jelly beans and chocolate eggs! There's even Peeps on top of the meatloaves.
I didn't search enough to find ground rabbit meat. Turns out it exists, just not on the website I usually buy from to get exotic meats for videos. But let's just assume ground rabbit wasn't available and breaking down a whole rabbit just to grind up that meat is too time-consuming.
Turns out crumbling up rabbit hot dogs into a ground meat suitable for making a meatloaf is also a pain in the butt. After getting the casing off the meat, I found it very hard to crumble up the skinned hot dogs. Using a food processor wouldn't be a good route to take because then you'd end up with some sort of paste and not ground meat.
Everything else about the meatloaf went without a hitch. I didn't know how the mix of jelly bean flavors would make taste but it contrasted well with the saltiness of the processed rabbit meat. The carrots were somewhat softened and due to the moisture in the meatloaf, the jerky moistened to taste really delicious. Though getting seaweed salad out between one's teeth is a bit of an inconvenience.
I actually haven't had a Peep since 4th grade(back when Pancakes and Maple Syrup Peeps weren't a thing). They don't really taste like anything to me really, except powdered sugar and marshmallows. Of course, had I used one of the flavored Peeps like the chocolate dipped ones, I would've changed my tune about the taste of it.
But Peeps are too cute to put in a meatloaf, which goes in an oven that will only melt them. So I decided to put them on the meatloaves after they were done cooking! I have a soft spot for food with faces on them.
The meatloaf may look firm but it didn't hold its shape after slicing. Wasn't surprised about that.
Given my dad's aversion to eating poor bunnies, he didn't try this meatloaf.
Seaweed Salad: www.amazon.com/Japanese-Delight-Seaweed-Sesame-0-9-Ounce/dp/B005JXHHBS/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1521918797&sr=8-3&
Rabbit Hot Dogs: www.exoticmeatmarkets.com/product-p/rabbithotdogs32.htm
Lamb Jerky: www.amazon.com/Charki-All-Natural-Gluten-Premium/dp/B00DD64UOK/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1521918860&sr=8-3&
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaves:
2/3 tbsp. onion powder
2 beaten and whisked eggs
18 chopped up baby carrots
2 oz. seaweed salad(see HELPFUL LINKS or get from a sushi restaurant)
1/2 cup jelly beans(not the Harry Potter, vomit-flavored type!)
1/2 cup mini chocolate eggs
1/4 cup marshmallow fluff
1/4 cup honey mustard
Pinch of dill weed
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
3 hot cross buns
1 lb.(6-8 links) of rabbit hot dogs(see HELPFUL LINKS)
2 oz. lamb jerky(see HELPFUL LINKS)
1. Put the first 11 ingredients into the large bowl. Crumble up the hot cross buns into a breadcrumb consistency and put that into the bowl as well.
2. Take the casing off of the rabbit hot dogs and try to crumble up the skinned hot dogs as best as you can using your hands into a ground meat consistency. Put the crumbled, skinned hot dogs into the bowl, in addition to the lamb jerky.
3. Mix all the ingredients up until you get a firm meatloaf mixture.
4. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray. Form 2 loaves from the meatloaf mixture.
5. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes. Take the meatloaves out of the oven and top each loaf with a Peep.