October 23, 2020

Halloween Recipes for a Spooky Celebration

Ghostly Greetings! This post has a spooky twist to delight anyone from ghouls to goblins! Did you know you can find Vienna Beef products online? Click here to snap up some Halloween treats today!

Crescent Mummy Dogs

  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls or 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 2 1/2 slices American cheese, quartered (2.5 oz)
  • 10 Vienna Beef Hot Dogs
  • Cooking spray
  • Mustard or ketchup, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
  3. With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).
  4. Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to look like “bandages,” stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate “bandages” so hot dog shows through for “face.” On ungreased large cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down); spray dough lightly with cooking spray.
  5. Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. With mustard, draw features on “face.”



Bloody Finger Hot Dogs

  • Vienna Beef Hot Dogs
  • Hot Dog Buns
  • Ketchup
  • Water
  • Optional: thinly sliced onion as fingernail
  1. Start a large pot of water boiling on the stove.
  2. To make the fingernails and knuckles, slice the two sides of the fingernail, then straight across the top. Then make a slight curved slice for the bottom nail bed. Next, take your knife and carefully slice the tiny piece off. See the below photo in the blog post for sizing to see how big you want to make your nail.
  3. Next, to make the knuckles, make one slit along the middle with two crescent slits directly above and below. Then halfway between the knuckle and the nail, make two crescent slits. Repeat at the very bottom.
  4. Boil the hot dogs for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Then place each “finger” into a hot dog bun loaded with ketchup – be sure to smear some ketchup on the bottom of each “severed finger” and more at the top of the bun.
  6. If you want, you can add a thinly sliced square piece of white onion for the “nail,” but it’s a bit of extra work that I didn’t think was needed.




Monster Sandwiches!

For another simple and fun idea, make a classic Vienna deli meat sandwich accompanied by our delicious condiments as seen here. Top any deli meat with your choice of lettuce and cheeses. Pile on our Turkey Breast Pastrami for a true monster-sized meal! To add a touch of spookiness to your sandwich… Add skewers with black olive eyes. Eek!