Line the slow cooker with a double layer of foil. This will help lift out the meatloaf and also make clean up easy!
Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper and ¼ cup of the BBQ sauce. Using hands, combine but don't over mix.
Put the meatloaf in the slow cooker and add about 1 cup of bbq sauce to the top of the meatloaf. Turn on low for 6-8 hours.
Recipe inspired by Kraft Foods Microwave Meatloaf. Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Keep in a sealed container and the bbq meatloaf will last up to 4 days.NOTE: It makes great meatloaf sandwiches!!Freezer Friendly: Alternatively, you can wrap the meatloaf in tin foil and keep it in a freezer container. It will last up to 3 months.Meal Prep Option: Follow the directions except store the meatloaf with bbq sauce in the fridge until you are ready to cook. It can be prepped up to 24 hours in advance. Meatloaf Falls Apart: Typically, meatloaf falls apart when you don't have the right combination of binding ingredients with the rest of the ingredients. It's important to follow the recipe precisely to avoid any issues.
It's as equally as important that you don't overcook the bbq meatloaf. If it cooks too long then the meat is going to become drier and be more likely to fall apart.Ingredients to Keep Meatloaf from Falling Apart: The combination of the eggs and breadcrumbs keeps the meatloaf together. Pink Meatloaf: As the meatloaf cooks in the slow cooker, there are chemical changes that take place. This can lead the meatloaf to take on a pinkish color. As long as you check the internal temperature and it reaches 160 degrees in the thickest part, it's safe to eat. Internal Temperature: It should cook to 160° F.