Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  295
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  20 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  57 mg
  • Sodium  235 mg
  • Potassium  295 mg
  • Phosphorus  121 mg
  • Calcium  31 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Beef Burritos

Beef Burritos is a classic Mexican dish, and this recipe was made especially to be kidney-friendly

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe adapted from and submitted by DaVita dietitian Heather from Georgia.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 burrito


    • 1/4 cup onion
    • 1/4 cup  green pepper
    • 1 pound lean ground beef
    • 1/4 cup low-sodium tomato puree
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 6 burrito size flour tortillas


    1. Chop onion and green pepper.
    2. In a medium skillet, brown ground beef; drain on paper towels.
    3. Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray; add onion and green pepper and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until vegetables are softened.
    4. Add beef, tomato puree, black pepper and cumin to onion/pepper mixture; mix well and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on low heat.
    5. Divide the beef mixture among tortillas. Roll the tortilla over burrito style, making sure that both ends are folded first so mixture does not fall out.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Add lettuce and Tabasco® hot pepper sauce if desired.

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smoothie1935 says:


Can't understand your recipes they show high potassium,phosphorous,sodium values under diabetic choices what are these values meat,starch,fat? carb choices with a no. value what do these mean? Dietitian comment: The renal and renal diabetic food choices are determined by the ingredients and nutrient content and patterned after the National Renal Diet from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ( The Carbohydrate Choices are for people with diabetes who use carbohydrate counting to help manage their diets. One carbohydrate choice is equal to 15 grams of carbohydrate.

Jan. 14, 2014, 12:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

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momacrum says:


This was very good. My husband loved it. I will be making this again. I add a little more onion and bell pepper and cumin and tomato sauce.made it alot better

Jan. 09, 2014, 7:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

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cats says:


I eliminated the green pepper and added a little more onions. I also had to add ground red pepper, and added some onion powder. Living in the southwest we like things a little spicier.

Apr. 28, 2012, 10:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

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cecelia says:


Excellent, I used a few cherry tomatoes instead of the tomatoe sauce.

Oct. 20, 2011, 7:56 AM - Inappropriate review?

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I make these for my father, who is a vegetarian. We substitute Quorn--a mushroom protein meat-substitute that comes in a ground beef consistency--for the ground beef, and he loves it. I also use a local chili powder blend (no salt added) to make it a little spicier. One of his favorites!

Dec. 28, 2009, 11:11 AM - Inappropriate review?

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stelbisc says:


My husband really liked it - it's a first w/o sour cream and avacados. Went a little heavier on the onions and cumin as it keeps his desire for the salt shaker down. Very easy to make and will use again.

Aug. 03, 2009, 12:49 PM - Inappropriate review?

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rsweetfan says:


these were very delicious and so easy to make

May. 31, 2008, 8:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

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