Smoky Halloween Monster Bash

BBQ Beef and Spinach Nachos

by Alli

I teamed up with Farm Rich #SmokehouseBBQ and Sverve to bring you this Smoky Halloween Monster Bash. I was compensated, but all opinions are 100% mine.

October always kicks off a busy holiday party season around here. Just looking at all the upcoming commitments can make me tired!  

But I’ve found some shortcuts that save time in the kitchen, yet looks like I’ve been cooking all day long!

I mean, really, who has time to cook on Halloween?  Not me!  That’s where Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ meals come to the rescue!  

They have an entirely new line of multi-serve meals at Walmart, featuring all-natural, hand-pulled meat with no preservatives! And doesn’t the fall season just scream for barbecue? It does at my house!

Please Note: This post was originally published in 2014 and updated on October 19, 2022. 

I can no longer find Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ meals in my local store. After extensive research, I do believe these meals have been discontinued. 

However, you can use my slow-cooker BBQ pork recipe OR your favorite BBQ to make my monster sliders! 

My Smoky Halloween Monster Bash is so easy to put together. You can even use an entirely different sandwich filling if you’d like. 

Smoky Halloween Monster Bash

How To Make Smoky Halloween Monster Bash Sliders

My little monsters are so simple to make.  You will need:

  • Hawaiian rolls for the body
  • Whole green olives with pimentos for the eyes (attach with toothpicks)
  • Pickles
  •  BBQ for the filling (or whatever sandwich filling you want to use!)

Spoon a big mound of pulled beef brisket into the “mouth” of the monster so that it looks like his mouth is open! Gross, I know, but kids love it! I promise!

Helpful Hint:  I used 1/2 of the beef brisket for the little monsters and the other half for my special recipe below.

I added my own barbecue sauce and pickles and they are good to go.  

Talking about quick, delicious, and easy! Aren’t these little monster sliders adorable? 

Farm Rich Smokehouse Barbecue

If you know me, I can’t just stop at one thing.  

The little monster sliders may be the main attraction, but the star of the show is a recipe I created using pulled beef brisket. 

Let me introduce you to my BBQ Beef and Spinach Nachos!

Smokehouse Beef & Spinach Nachos

BBQ Beef and Spinach Nachos

Farm Rich #SmokehouseBBQ Beef Brisket and Spinach Nachos

Pulled BBQ Beef Brisket and Spinach Nachos are delicious and easy to make.


  • Pulled Beef Brisket (14 oz.)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Frozen spinach, defrosted, with excess water squeezed out (9 Oz)
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Chives and extra cheese to garnish, if desired


  1. Prepare Pulled Beef Brisket according to the directions on the package.
  2. About 5-7 minutes before the beef is done, melt butter on medium heat. Stir in minced garlic and stir for about a minute.
  3. Add spinach and heavy cream and increase heat to medium-high. When the mixture begins to boil around the edges, add cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Mix 1/2 package of beef brisket into the spinach mixture.
  5. Layer tortilla chips in a cast iron skillet and pour the spinach/beef mixture in the middle.
  6. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Serve warm.


I used Farm Rich Smokehouse Pulled Beef Brisket when I created this recipe in 2014. Farm Rich has now discontinued their BBQ product line. Please check your grocery store for other brands of pulled beef brisket (Jack Daniels, Brookwood Farms, etc.)

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Farm Rich #SmokehouseBBQ Beef Brisket and Spinach Nachos


Halloween Bash featuring #SmokehouseBBQ

A layered pound cake dessert and orange soda are added to my Smoky Halloween Monster Bash.

Easy DIY Bats

You can attach “bats” to the orange and black straws.  Make the eyes by dotting the knotted black ribbon with white chalk.

Bat Wings Straws

What did the family think about my pulled beef brisket monsters?  The kids and the adults scarfed them down.

Smokey Halloween Monster Bash

This Smokehouse Monster Bash was a really big hit with my grandkids. They loved everything about this party – from the decor to the food, it’s a monster smash! 

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[email protected] October 27, 2014 - 6:17 am

Your styling for this post is incredible! I haven’t tried this brand of BBQ and will look for it when I shop.

Alli October 27, 2014 - 6:23 am

Thanks, Paula! I really enjoyed creating the recipes. Hope you have a great week!

Caitlin October 27, 2014 - 6:46 am

The Nachos were off the chain! I had to force myself to walk away. 🙂

Alli October 27, 2014 - 7:35 am

When a 3 year old can’t stop eating them, I know I’ve created something special! Thanks, Cait!

Heather October 27, 2014 - 8:25 am

those nachos look amazing! And I love the idea of the Monster Bash. So cute 🙂

Alli October 27, 2014 - 9:02 am

They are amazing, Heather. I had to back away! Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa Faye October 27, 2014 - 9:22 am

What an adorable post! I cannot believe barbecue that look that spooky haha. Definitely pinning!

Melissa Faye

Alli October 27, 2014 - 9:24 am

Thanks for pinning, Melissa! It was fun to throw the party together and my grands loved it!

Madison | Wetherills Say I Do October 27, 2014 - 9:33 am

I love this post!! So much fun and so many great ideas in one post 🙂

Alli October 27, 2014 - 10:02 am

Thanks, Madison! It was fun to put the buffet together for the kids. They loved it, even the beef & spinach nachos! 🙂

FabEllis October 27, 2014 - 10:13 am

This looks awesome! You are so creative. I’ve been looking for quicker meals now that I’m married (and attempting to cook more) and I will keep an eye out for this.

Alli October 27, 2014 - 10:30 am

My husband is a BBQ snob and he loved the products! Don’t forget to grab the $1.00 off coupon! 🙂

Louida October 27, 2014 - 10:41 am

I’m not a bbq eater (yes I know, my eating habits are weird), but these smoky Halloween monster bash looks very yummy and cute!

Alli October 27, 2014 - 4:53 pm

My family loved them!

Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven} October 27, 2014 - 11:10 am

I love all the sweet little touches! Those nachos look insanely DELISH!!!! And I’m totally crushing on those bat straws!

Alli October 27, 2014 - 4:53 pm

I thought the bats were too cute, too! Those nachos are really good!

MJ @ Daisy & June October 27, 2014 - 1:10 pm

ooo I think i am totally making these as our halloween dinner! We love bbq in our house and the cuteness of monsters??? Love it! Thanks for the great idea!

Alli October 27, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Make sure to grab the coupon and save a buck! 🙂

Sonja @ Running in Pearls October 27, 2014 - 3:18 pm

This has to be my favorite one so far. You are beyond talented and creative with all of your posts!! This is awesome!

Alli October 27, 2014 - 4:59 pm

You’re too sweet, Sonja! Thanks. It was all really easy to do!

Jenne October 27, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Those sandwiches are just adorable!

Alli October 27, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Thanks, Jenne! They were gobbled up really fast. 🙂

Danita @O Taste And See October 27, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Such cute ideas! I love party themed food, and BBQ. Great job!

Shirley Wood October 27, 2014 - 4:55 pm

This is the cutest food I’ve seen lately. I especially love those ‘Bat’ straws and I know your little ‘Monsters’ did too!
I don’t know if that brand is available in my area. I will have to check.

Alli October 27, 2014 - 4:58 pm

They just rolled them out to all the Walmart’s in the south! They are in the frozen section near the dinners, etc. Don’t forget to grab the coupon before you search.

Emily Lambert October 27, 2014 - 7:39 pm

Those beef and spinach nachos look absolutely mouthwatering! Yum!

Alli October 28, 2014 - 5:39 am

When we eat at California Dreaming I always talk someone into sharing the spinach nachos because they are so good. The recipe I created is just as good, or better. And it’s so easy to make.

deb October 27, 2014 - 10:14 pm

That Halloween Bash looks like so much fun! I need to try those nachos.

Alli October 28, 2014 - 5:40 am

Thanks. The kids loved the bash and especially the food.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication October 27, 2014 - 11:30 pm

Those “monsters” are cute, but the nachos look amazing!!!

Alli October 28, 2014 - 5:40 am

Thanks, Kristen. I’ll definitely be making them again and again. 🙂

Stephanie Pass October 28, 2014 - 12:44 am

These came out super cute! My kids would love these monster sandwiches!

Alli October 28, 2014 - 5:43 am

The kids were crazy over those simply little monsters!

Artney October 28, 2014 - 4:39 pm

This is the cutest spread ever! Such creative, edible ideas. Those bat straws won me! Everything looks delicious!

Alli October 28, 2014 - 7:11 pm

Thanks, Artney! The bat straws were so easy, but I thought they turned out cute, too.

erlene October 28, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Omgosh those monster sandwiches are too cute and I love the simple bat straws. Great ideas here. I may have to steal a few 🙂

Alli October 29, 2014 - 7:09 am

Steal away, Erlene! 🙂

Bobbi October 29, 2014 - 8:24 am

What a great idea! Love how you got spinach in the meal and the kids didn’t notice it! 😉 Always looking for ways to increase veggies without resistance. Thanks!

Alli October 29, 2014 - 9:21 am

I wish I had videoed my three year old grandson eating those beef and spinach nachos. He couldn’t stop. 🙂

Becka October 29, 2014 - 9:33 am

I LOVE THE MONSTERs! Ok I love most things about this post but those olive eyes are the best.

Alli October 29, 2014 - 2:59 pm

I thought they turned out cute, too and they were almost embarrassingly easy! 🙂

Bonnie October 29, 2014 - 10:15 am

I love bbq. This sounds amazing and easy. Of course I won’t have near the presentation that you do. Love your photos and styling. Stopping by from Home Matters Link Up.

Alli October 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Thanks, Bonnie! It was really easy to do!

Tammy Northrup October 29, 2014 - 7:27 pm

I love that you added spinach to your nachos! yum!

Alli October 31, 2014 - 4:29 am

I told my husband that I was going to make the nachos again real soon when it’s just the two of us – more for me! 🙂

Becca @ Bare Feet on the Dashboard October 29, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Those look delicious! And the spinach makes them totally good for me, right? 😉

Alli October 31, 2014 - 4:27 am

Of course! Add spinach and it’s instantly a health conscious choice. 🙂

Alaina Bullock November 1, 2014 - 8:39 pm

I love all of these ideas! Cannot wait to try the nachos!

Alli November 2, 2014 - 8:01 pm

Thanks, Alaina! The nachos are really, really good.


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