Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joes Recipe

Enjoy this Hidden Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joe Casserole and bask in the comfort of the ultimate winter dish for the whole family to enjoy.

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Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joes Recipe

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley


Comfort food, In the Bag

This Hidden Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joe Casserole recipe is a winner in the comfort food department. With lean ground beef and savory spices, it’s a tasty, warm mixture with tons of fresh baby spinach, tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.

This recipe goes from skillet to casserole dish to oven in a matter of steps. You’ll start by cooking lean beef with minced garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper. Then, you’ll add the remaining ingredients, including your precooked rice and quinoa.

When ready, you’ll spoon these ingredients into a 9-inch square casserole dish and top it with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Once it’s in the oven, you can sit back and relax while your oven does the rest of the work!

Bake this dish for about 15 minutes, then top it with parsley, and voilà — you’ve got a great, wholesome casserole for the whole family!

Best of Both Worlds

Since this casserole is made with both Success® Tri-Color Quinoa and Success® White the flavor is taken up a notch. The white rice adds chewiness and a softer texture while the red, white and black quinoa add earthy and nutty undertones.

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  • Topped with ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese, this Hidden Spinach Quinoa Sloppy Joe Casserole is a weeknight winner. Sure to please the whole family, it’s the kind of dish that will become a winter tradition.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare quinoa and rice together according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion for about 3 minutes, or until starting to soften. Add beef, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper to skillet. Sauté for 5 to 8 minutes, or until beef starts to brown.

    Step 3

  • Stir in spinach and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in quinoa and rice.

    Step 4

  • Spoon mixture into a 9-inch square casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

    Recipe Tips

    Substitute Cheddar or Swiss cheese for mozzarella cheese, if desired.

    If you prefer, use ground turkey, pork or chicken in place of the ground beef. For a vegetarian option, use a medley of canned beans or your favorite plant-based ground meat.