Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  165
  • Protein  15 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  77 mg
  • Sodium  66 mg
  • Potassium  233 mg
  • Phosphorus  128 mg
  • Calcium  23 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Brewery Burger Lower Protein

DaVita dietitian Helen not only knows her way around the kitchen, but she can also tell you how to get around Colorado. Helen shares this delicious, kidney-friendly recipe for Brewery Burger and lays out a fun itinerary for visiting the Rocky Mountain state.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Helen from Colorado and created by her cousin, Mike G.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 2-1/4 ounces, cooked


    • 3 tablespoons rice milk
    • 7 salt-free soda crackers
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon salt-free herb seasoning blend
    • 1 pound ground beef, 85% lean


    1. Combine milk and crushed crackers in a bowl and let stand until crackers are soft. 
    2. Stir in beaten egg and herb seasoning blend; mix well, breaking up crackers if necessary.  Add ground beef and mix well. 
    3. Pat into 6 equal-size patties. 
    4. Grill over medium heat until cooked to desired doneness.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1/2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Always cook ground beef to an internal temperature of at least 160º F.
  • Serve with vegetables and starch of choice or serve on a bun with lettuce and onion.
  • This lower protein version of Brewery Burger has a smaller portion compared to the original recipe on The nutrients have been adjusted to reflect this change.


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