Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  450
  • Protein  33 g
  • Carbohydrates  32 g
  • Fat  21 g
  • Cholesterol  92 mg
  • Sodium  261 mg
  • Potassium  357 mg
  • Phosphorus  207 mg
  • Calcium  85 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Easy BBQ Beef

If it is something easy to make with tons of flavor, look no further than the kidney-friendly recipe for Easy BBQ Beef. This meal can be frozen and used later for varying dishes throughout the week.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Linda from Indiana.

Portions: 14     Serving size: 1/2 cup beef + 1 bun


    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 12 ounces beer
    • 8 ounces no salt added ketchup
    • 4 pounds chuck roast
    • 14 hamburger buns


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Mix brown sugar, beer and ketchup.
  3. Put roast in a 9” x 13” pan and pour sauce mixture over it to coat.
  4. Cover with foil and bake 4 to 5 hours or until meat falls apart.
  5. Cool; can refrigerate. Cut off fat and cut meat in small pieces.
  6. Reheat in sauce and serve on buns.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 4 meat
    • 2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • For lower carbohydrate replace brown sugar with brown sugar substitute.
    • You can also make this recipe in a crock pot.
    • This is nice to fix a day ahead; when refrigerated, all the fat hardens and is easy to remove.
    • Divide extra meat into individual servings and freeze for a quick meal later.
    • For CKD non-dialysis adjust beef portion to match your meal plan if you are on a limited protein diet.

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Easy BBQ Beef

towilson says:


This one didn't turn out so well for me. Next time I would make sure the roast is well thawed before putting it in the oven, as the sauce burnt before the roast was done. Even with all that, it still had a good flavor. I would definately try it again because it was easy to put together.

Nov. 23, 2009, 6:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy BBQ Beef



Made this for dinner last night.. It was sooo great!!!

Aug. 14, 2009, 5:52 PM - Inappropriate review?

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