Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  260
  • Protein  19 g
  • Carbohydrates  21 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  92 mg
  • Sodium  154 mg
  • Potassium  397 mg
  • Phosphorus  186 mg
  • Calcium  82 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Grandpa Joe's Meatloaf

DaVita renal dietitian Janis from Florida has a meatloaf recipe that tastes wonderful and fits into the kidney diet. It’s called Grandpa Joe’s Meatloaf, and the flavor may make this a meatloaf favorite.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Janis from Florida.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/6 slice of loaf, about 3 ounces


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 ounces low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 ounce natural cheddar or Swiss cheese, shredded


  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine ground beef, egg,1/4 cup bread crumbs, brown sugar, 3 ounces tomato sauce, garlic powder and onion powder in a bowl.
  3. Mix thoroughly by hand.
  4. Separate into two equal halves.
  5. Smooth one half into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the meat.
  7. Smooth the rest of the ground beef mixture on top of the cheese.
  8. Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the meatloaf.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs over the meatloaf.
  10. Cover and cook in a standard oven for one hour, or cook uncovered in a microwave oven at 70% power for 35 minutes.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Substitute ground turkey for beef if desired.
  • Reduce carbohydrate to 17 grams by substituting 1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend for the 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • Portion leftover meatloaf into individual servings, wrap and freeze for a quick meatloaf sandwich or meal later.

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Grandpa Joe's Meatloaf

frank51 says:


sounds good

Jul. 09, 2012, 4:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

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