Quinoa Mini Meatloaves

I am thinking of planning a quinoa week where I make something with quinoa for every meal.  It is so versatile and whatever, I have put it in, has come out beautifully.  Here is another example of using quinoa wisely.

Also, this leads me to think about all the ways I add filler to meat loaf.  I find that it can be too heavy without some kind of filler whether it be mashed tomatoes,  rice, bread crumbs or spinach.  I have made it with whole hard boiled eggs inside or a layer of sliced potatoes in the middle of the meatloaf.  

Many people don't like meatloaf but I think if they would play with it and make it to their liking, they would find that it is another versatile dish.

Quinoa Mini Meatloaves


1 cup cooked quinoa

1 pound ground turkey
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all ingredients.  Using an ice cream scoop "plop" 2 - 3 scoops of meatloaf into each mold.

Place pans on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and turn over on plate.  Brush 1 teaspoon barbecue sauce  on top of each loaf.

Eat and enjoy.

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  1. My mother used to make meatloaf every Wednesday night when I was growing up. So funny ! She worked and had a recipe for each night of the week and stuck to it . We didn't seem to mind. She was a good cook and we loved her meatloaf, mashed potatoes and string beans! I love your quinoa idea

  2. made pizza crust today with quinoa. another fab way to incorporte this healthy grain into your diet

  3. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  4. This is a very original recipe. I have not seen a quinoa meatloaf. Thanks for coming to Weekend Bites ( formally Foodie Friday.)


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