Bacon Cheeseburger Quinoa Skillet

A healthy, family-friendly one pot meal with all of the ingredients and flavors of a beefy favorite to satisfy your taste buds. Gluten free!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon cheeseburger, gluten free dinners, recipes with quinoa, skillet dinners
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 445
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown mustard
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped or crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Lettuce and tomatoes for serving


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef, onion, salt and pepper, and cook until the meat is browned, breaking up as it cooks. Drain any excess grease.
  • Stir in quinoa, then add the cumin, tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and water, and stir until combined.
  • Cover, bring to a simmer over medium heat, and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. When quinoa is almost cooked, preheat the broiler in your oven.
  • Top beef and quinoa mixture with bacon and cheese, then place under your broiler or in a hot oven for 2-4 minutes, or until cheese is melted. If you don't want to use your oven, you can just cover the skillet and leave it over the heat for a few minute to melt the cheese, but it won't get browned.
  • Serve with lettuce and tomatoes, and your favorite salad dressing, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 863mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 4.8mg