I did not find a better integrated solution after considerable research and experimentation. However, I did take a different approach.
After a lot of reading, I noticed a dismissive attitude on the part of some for this meta tag rendering problem, because Google accounts for the overhelmingly majority of the searches. I get it, but avoiding the challenge is not the solution in order to reach all customers. SPA, by design, is at best a 90% baked solution for all search engines.
Since I did not need dymanic meta tags, I took the post-build approach of inserting the meta tags into the index.html file for each page that was produced by prerendering. I also removed the Vue-Meta tag code from each page to remove any conflict. I inserted the meta tags into JSON, along with some basic informatoin (i.e. file path), and after the quasar build completes I run a lightweight tool to read thorugh the JSON and insert the tags on the appropriate page. The tags are human readable and readily availalbe for the test tool and for all of the search engines. The best part of this solution is that all of the tags are in a single document, easy to review and quick to modify. This took a couple of hours to setup and test.
Thanks for your suggestion, which may help someone else.