Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  352
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  27 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  126 mg
  • Sodium  292 mg
  • Potassium  458 mg
  • Phosphorus  260 mg
  • Calcium  92 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Lisa’s Awesome Burgers

Lisa, a DaVita renal dietitian and former chef from New York, shares a delicious kidney-friendly recipe for Lisa’s Awesome Burgers. They are perfect for lunch and so flavorful they don't even need condiments.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Lisa from New York.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 burger


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons Mrs. Dash® Mesquite Grilling Blend
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. Preheat grill according to manufacture’s direction.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, egg and Mrs. Dash® seasoning until all ingredients are mixed throughout.
  3. Divide ground beef mixture into 4 equal size patties.
  4. Grill to desired temperature and doneness.
  5. Place on hamburger buns.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3 meat
    • 2 starch
    • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • These burgers need no ketchup or mustard. They are full of flavor!
  • One large onion yields 1 cup chopped.

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Lisa’s Awesome Burgers

marianna says:


Sound wonderful. But flavor isn't all these burgers are full of. that a kidney-friendly potassium level?

Jan. 12, 2012, 7:32 AM - Inappropriate review?

Lisa’s Awesome Burgers



Is the potassium content of 1 serving correct? Does each burger contain 458mg of K+, if so where does it come from? thank you Moderator: Yes this is correct. Each ounce of meat contributes 100 mg potassium. The remainder is from the onion and seasonings. Even the bun has some potassium.

Jun. 25, 2009, 2:15 PM - Inappropriate review?

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