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Bake Beef Freezer Pork

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  313
  • Protein  26 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  21 g
  • Cholesterol  110 mg
  • Sodium  210 mg
  • Potassium  393 mg
  • Phosphorus  243 mg
  • Calcium  104 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Baked Beef and Pork Meatballs

Baked Beef and Pork Meatballs is versitile for both lower and higher protein kidney diets. Simply adjust the serving size to suit your individual diet needs.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita patient Evelyn and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Joyce from Michigan.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 4 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground round beef
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. In a bowl combine ground pork, ground beef, spinach, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings. Add 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs and combine.
  3. Roll meat mixture into 24 meatballs.
  4. Place remaining bread crumbs on a plate and roll meatballs to coat.
  5. Place each meatball into an individual miniature muffin cup. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3-1/2 meat
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Leftover meatballs can be frozen for a later meal.
  • Omit the spinach or cheese if desired for lower potassium and phosphorus.
  • For a lower protein diet divide recipe into 12 servings, 2 meatballs each. Protein is reduced to 17 grams.



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Baked Beef and Pork Meatballs

kristilapgar says:


Just made these this week and my family loved them. I followed the instruction as is, served them with spaghetti noodles and salad. I will definitely make these again!

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