Line the crock pot with a large piece of heavy-duty foil, spray with cooking spray, and set aside. In a large bowl add the grated onion, milk, eggs, brown sugar, ketchup, bbq sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Whisk this mixture until fully combined.
Add in the breadcrumbs.
Stir in the breadcrumbs until mixed through.
Add the ground beef.
Using your hands, mix everything together until well combined but do not overmix.
Add the mixture to the slow cooker, and form it into a long oval shape, set aside.
In a small bowl add the ketchup, bbq sauce, and brown sugar.
Whisk this mixture together to make the glaze.
Brush half of the glaze on top of the meatloaf. Cook on low for 6 hours or until the internal temperature reaches at least 165°F.
Take the meatloaf out of the crockpot using the foil to help lift it out. Place on a sheet tray and brush the remaining glaze on top. Broil until the glaze is bubbly and starts to brown slightly. Serve with optional parsley garnish.
Make sure you line your crock pot as it will help from sticking and preventing any grease or mess to get all over.
Using a leaner meat such as an 85/15 like we did or this recipe helps with any grease.
If you like a mixture of meat you can always use half ground beef half Italian sausage or use turkey as well.
Do not over mix you meat mixture, this will make the meatloaf tough.
Drain off any grease from the meatloaf before removing from the crock pot.
This Crock Pot Meatloaf can also be made in the oven, mix as directed then shape into a patty on a lined baking pan and bake at 350 for 60 minutes until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.