Kent’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita patient Kent from Idaho.

Portions: 8

Serving size: 1-3/4 cups

Ingredients

    • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
    • 1 cup onion, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 14 ounces spaghetti sauce
    • 16 ounces spaghetti, uncooked

Preparation

    1. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions, but omit the salt.
    2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef with onions. Drain fat.
    3. Add brown sugar, Italian seasonings and garlic powder. Cook for 2 minutes.
    4. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
    5. Drain pasta and stir into the sauce.
    6. Toss and serve.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  432
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  54 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  57 mg
  • Sodium  300 mg
  • Potassium  576 mg
  • Phosphorus  260 mg
  • Calcium  56 mg
  • Fiber  3.8 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 2-1/2 meat
    • 3 starch
    • 1 vegetable, high potassium

Carbohydrate choices

3-1/2

Helpful hints

    • Brown sugar takes the harshness out of the tomato sauce. Kent’s children love the sauce prepared this way.
    • Check labels on spaghetti sauce and select a brand lower in sodium.
    • Spaghetti sauce, like other tomato products, is high in potassium. By limiting the portion to 1/4-cup per serving, this recipe is acceptable for a low-potassium diet.
    • Suggested sides include iceberg lettuce with low-sodium Italian dressing, Italian bread toasted with garlic spread and a small glass of lemon-lime soda.
    • Refrigerate or freeze leftovers for a quick meal later.

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Kent’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
LauraBen says:
5

I'd like to know the nutrients per serving the way I make Spaghetti which is similar to, not exactly like this. I use twice the garlic, generous Basil and Oregano in lieu of 'Italian seasoning' plain tomato sauce in lieu of prepared Spaghetti sauce, and either 2 fresh diced tomatoes in summer, or 1 can diced tomatoes in winter. Now that I'm cooking for a kidney patient, I've been afraid to cook with tomatoes at all. Your website is giving me hope, but, can I fix this the way I usually do or does that throw the phosphorus way to high? Dietitian comment: You did not mention how much tomato sauce you use but if you add the fresh tomatoes you can reduce it to 8 ounces to keep potassium in the same range. Your changes do not increase the phosphorus.

Aug. 23, 2014, 5:46 AM - Inappropriate review?
Kent’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Toody42 says:
3

I've made this several times. I grew up eating Cincinnati chili, which is sweet, so this tasted just fine to me.

Aug. 03, 2014, 11:01 AM - Inappropriate review?
Kent’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
amber1234 says:
5

I just made Ken's Spaghetti for dinner this past weekend. It was so good and tasty. Enjoyed it very much. Next time, I just might add just a smidgen of Basil and see how that will work.

Feb. 01, 2014, 2:36 PM - Inappropriate review?
Kent’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
hunnykins says:
5

I didn't use any sugar and used just a half pound of 93% lean hamburger with a small jar of sauce. Not as saucy as what I used to do (I'm Italian) but I wanted to cut down on the tomatoes. Tasted just great even without tons of sauce.

Jul. 18, 2011, 4:42 PM - Inappropriate review?
Kent’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
says:
2

I never have added sugar to spaghettie sauce. Adding 1/2 to 1 tspp of basil will do the trick as basil is a sweet herb.

May. 09, 2009, 8:56 AM - Inappropriate review?
Kent’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Bigtonymel says:
5

I make my own "doctored"up Spghetti sauce,Using a bottle or two of of a natitonal brand and adding ground beef,chopped onions,bell peppers,and sliced mushrooms to the sauce.being a diabetic I leave out any kind of sugar,I do add a little more Garlic powder,and Italian seasoning to the sauce.and it still tastes great! I realize the idea behind the addition to the sugar is to bring down the acidity and bitterness,but I like my sauce without the sweetness!

Jul. 27, 2008, 10:42 AM - Inappropriate review?
Kent’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
says:
3

I AGREE WITH SERENA THE BROWN SUGAR DOES MAKE IT TOO SWEET MAYBE A LITTLE LESS OF THE SUGAR WILL TAKE CARE OF THE SWEETNESS, BUT OTHER THAN THAT I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN.

Jun. 17, 2008, 8:46 PM - Inappropriate review?
Kent’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
says:
1

My family liked although they thought that the brown sugar made it to sweet. I may add a little less next time. I will definately make it again.

May. 24, 2008, 4:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

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