Quinoa Sloppy Joes

We needed a quick meal tonight and had limited groceries to work with, so we set out to come up with a fast, easy, and creative supper. The result was a sloppy joe-like meat that was pretty tasty.


1/3 cup of this BBQ sauce
1/2 lb ground beef
1/3 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 small onion (chopped)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp water
salt & pepper


Brown the meat in a skillet. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the meat while it cooks as well as the garlic powder. As the meat starts to brown, throw the onions in with it so that they can begin to soften. This is also the point where I added the 2 tbsp water.

Once the meat is brown, add in the BBQ sauce and quinoa and turn the burner to low. Continue cooking for 10-12 minutes or until the BBQ sauce and quinoa is warmed.