Meatless Mondays  |  Posted 10.26.15

Quinoa Sloppy Joes

Quinoa Sloppy Joes

A lighter, healthier version of an old favorite.

Serves: 4 to 6


  • 1/2 cup Uncooked Quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (or 3 Tbsp Broth or Water)
  • 1 medium Green Bell Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Cooked Pinto or Red Beans, coarsely mashed
  • 15-16 ounce can Tomato Sauce or Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 medium Tomato, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp Reduced-Sodium Natural Soy Sauce, to taste
  • 1 tsp Agave Nectar, to taste
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder, to taste
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 6 Whole Grain Rolls


  1. Combine the quinoa with 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a slow boil, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil, broth, or water in a medium skillet. Add the onion and sauté until translucent. Add the bell pepper and sauté until both are golden.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the bread of choice, and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook over medium-low heat, loosely covered, for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let the skillet stand off the heat for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle further and for the quinoa to absorb the tomato flavors.
  4. Evenly spoon the filling over the bottoms of whole-grain rolls, cover with the tops, or serve open-faced.

Source: Go Dairy Free