Preheat your oven to 350 F.
Line a baking sheet with foil.
Place the ground beef into a large bowl and add all of the remaining ingredients up to the buns.
Using your hands, combine the mixture well. If it is too wet add a bit more bread crumbs. If it is too dry add just a bit of water and combine.
Place the mixture onto the foil and form into a loaf. You want a loaf that is just slightly larger around than your buns.
Brush 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce over the meatloaf then sprinkle with black pepper.
Bake 45-50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F.
Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes then brush with 1/2 cup BBQ sauce.
Slather buns with mayonnaise.
Slice meatloaf and place on the buns.
Add bacon, a good dollop of BBQ sauce and some French-fried onions.
Add top bun, serve, and devour.