Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  212
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  84 mg
  • Sodium  121 mg
  • Potassium  280 mg
  • Phosphorus  196 mg
  • Calcium  21 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Italian Beef with Peppers and Onions

DaVita® patient Thomas was generous enough to share his kidney-friendly recipe with DaVita dietitian Victoria, who gladly submitted it to Italian Beef with Peppers and Onions is a hearty dish that is created by the ease of a slow cooker. Enjoy it all on a bun or roll for a meal that is sure to spice things up.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by Davita patient, Thomas, and submitted by DaVita dietitian Victoria from California..

Portions: 15     Serving size: 3 ounces meat with 1/4 cup vegetables


    • 3-pound lean beef roast, fat trimmed
    • 2 teaspoons oregano
    • 2 teaspoons black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced 
    • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced 
    • 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced 
    • 1 large onion, sliced
    • 1/2 cup pepperoncini juice


    1. Place the  beef roast, oregano, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper in a Crock-Pot®. Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours until tender.
    2. Remove beef from Crock-Pot and let cool.
    3. Shred beef and remove fat.
    4. Place the shredded beef back into the Crock-Pot. Add the sliced peppers, onion and pepperoncini juice.
    5. Cook on high for 45 to 60 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3 meat
    • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Serve Italian beef on a hamburger bun or roll.
    • Pepperoncini juice is high in sodium and replaces other sodium sources in this recipe. Limit portion and avoid adding salt to keep total sodium intake low.
    • For a lower-protein diet, reduce meat portion according to your diet plan or consult with your dietitian.

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Italian Beef with Peppers and Onions

pumpernickle says:


This was so good.I will be making it many times.I served it to company. Yum Yum

Jan. 06, 2012, 10:44 AM - Inappropriate review?

Italian Beef with Peppers and Onions

Judy W says:


This is a delicious dish!

Aug. 26, 2010, 4:49 AM - Inappropriate review?

Italian Beef with Peppers and Onions



Great!!!!! will be a great help

Jun. 19, 2008, 8:08 AM - Inappropriate review?

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