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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  220
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  46 mg
  • Sodium  220 mg
  • Potassium  415 mg
  • Phosphorus  164 mg
  • Calcium  17 mg
  • Fiber  1.6 g

Beef Tibbs Lower Protein

Beef Tibbs, a popular Ethiopian dish made of spicy beef, is juicy and delicious. In its traditional form, it’s not very kidney-friendly, but DaVita renal dietitian Hanna from Maryland has adapted Beef Tibbs so that people on a kidney diet can enjoy it.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Hanna from Maryland.

Portions: 3     Serving size: about 1-1/4 cup


  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 8 ounces lean beef, cut into small cubes/pieces
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper, or 2 whole fresh jalapeño pepper, if spicier taste is preferred.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper


  1. Sauté onion and oil in a skillet until the onion is slightly brown.
  2.  Add beef and tomatoes.
  3. When partially cooked, add bell pepper or jalapeño pepper.
  4. Continue cooking until meat is tender.
  5. Add salt and pepper and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Tibbs is a common Ethiopian dish that can be served with pita bread, half of a piece of injera or 1-cup cooked rice.
  • Variations of Beef Tibbs can be prepared by adding different ingredients of your choice.
  • To make dish less spicy, remove seeds from jalapeño.

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