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Beef Potluck Stove Top

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  305
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  20 g
  • Cholesterol  69 mg
  • Sodium  326 mg
  • Potassium  503 mg
  • Phosphorus  230 mg
  • Calcium  19 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Beef Tibbs

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 dialysis can enjoy it.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Hanna from Maryland.

Portions: 2     Serving size: about 1-1/2 cups


  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 medium tomato
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper
  • 8 ounces lean stewing beef
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Thinly slice onion. Chop tomato and bell pepper. Cut beef into small cubes.
  2. Sauté onion and oil in a skillet until the onion is slightly brown. Add beef and tomatoes.
  3. When partially cooked, add bell pepper, salt and pepper.
  4. Continue cooking until meat is tender.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 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.
  • Add 1 jalapeño pepper if spicier taste is preferred..
  • By using only a small portion of tomato, Beef Tibbs becomes an appropriate dish for dialysis patients.
  • Adjust the portion for a lower protein CKD-non-dialysis diet.

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Beef Tibbs

gentlemanmike1 says:


Can we really use salt with this? Moderator comment: Yes, the 1/8 tsp per serving adds some extra flavor without making it too high in sodium for a kidney diet. Considering that this recipe provides the meat and vegetable for a meal, 326 mg sodium is acceptable. Of course you can leave the salt out if desired to reduce sodium to 117 mg/serving.

Aug. 10, 2012, 4:38 AM - Inappropriate review?

Beef Tibbs

mmadison12 says:


What is the difference in the beef recipes that are listed as non-dialysis and the ones listed for dialysis only. A lot of them seem to have the same amount of protein and other nutritional factors.

Aug. 05, 2012, 6:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

Beef Tibbs

mawright0123 says:


Added one clove of crished garlic, served over rice, and had a small garden salad and dinner roll. Excellent mel!

Mar. 12, 2012, 1:41 PM - Inappropriate review?

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