I love the Simply Quinoa site! Here is another fantastic recipe to use your Quinoa!  I am preparing tonight to make this tomorrow. All I need are mushrooms and I don’t have rainbow Quinoa, so I’m using white because it’s what I have! Hope you enjoy this protein and fiber packed recipe!

Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf with vegetables

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4-6 serings

Serving Size: 1 burger


  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 6 - 7 button mushrooms, stems removed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey (preferably organic, all-natural)
  • 2 cups cooked rainbow quinoa
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Chop the vegetables into 1-inch pieces. Add them to a food processor fitted with a steel blade, and pulse until finely chopped, about 10 1-second pulses.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet and add the vegetables and garlic, until the vegetables have softened, about 2 - 3 minutes. Season with thyme, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the turkey, vegetables, quinoa, egg and a bit more salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Stir until fully combined.
  5. Transfer the meat mixture to the loaf pan, smoothing the top over with a wooden spoon. Smother in barbecue sauce and bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 10 - 15 minutes, slice and serve.


Recipe Type: Condiment Sugar free BBQ Sauce Author: Queen of Quinoa Prep time: 1 min Cook time: 2 mins Total time: 3 mins Serves: 1/2 cup

Ingredients 1/3 cup sugar-free ketchup 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot) 2 tablespoons raw honey 2 tablespoons dijon mustard 1 – 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (start with 1 and add more to taste) 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika Fine sea salt & pepper to taste Instructions Whisk all the ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Whisk until the sauce is warm, 1 – 2 minutes. Smother over top of Meatloaf if desired!

Notes gluten-free | dairy-free | refined sugar-free | egg-free | nut-free | soy-free