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Beef Easy Quick Stove Top

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  320
  • Protein  22 g
  • Carbohydrates  26 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  60 mg
  • Sodium  352 mg
  • Potassium  392 mg
  • Phosphorus  229 mg
  • Calcium  60 mg
  • Fiber  2.2 g

Super Burgers

Where’s the beef? Everybody knows there’s a lot of it in Texas. So when we asked for a sure-fire, kidney-friendly beef burger recipe, it’s no accident that these superbly-seasoned Super Burgers were submitted by DaVita dietitian, Shelbie from Texas.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Shelbie from Texas.

Portions: 5     Serving size: 2-1/2 ounce burger, bun and toppings


    • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
    • 1/2  teaspoon ground red pepper
    • 1/2  teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2  teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 egg white
    • 1/3 cup fresh green chile, chopped
    • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
    • 5 hamburger buns
    • 1-1/4 cups shredded lettuce
    • 2-1/2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
    • 2-1/2 tablespoons bottled salsa, medium hot


    1. Place ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
    2. Add ground red pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, water, egg white, chopped green chile and onion. Mix well.
    3. Divide mixture into 5 portions and make into patties.
    4. Cook on stove top in frying pan over medium heat, turning patties only once. 
    5. Place each patty on a hamburger bun and top with 1/4-cup shredded lettuce, 1/2-tablespoon salsa and 1/2-tablespoon sour cream.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Patties are done when internal temperature reaches 160° F for medium or 170° F for well done.
  • Compare labels to limit hidden sodium in buns, salsa and sour cream.

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Super Burgers

roachman121561 says:


Super? You bet they are! Fire roasted the green chiles for a bit more smoky flavor. Definitely going ino my recipe file!

May. 19, 2013, 6:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Syble says:


I made this and found it excellent, will make it over and over.I did however use a small 4oz. can of Ortega GREEN {chopped} chilies instead of the fresh green chili,I didn't use the salsa or sour cream.

Aug. 21, 2012, 9:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

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cats says:


Yes, thank God for Texas dietitians, they seem to know how we Texans like our food. Spicy!!

May. 28, 2012, 10:02 AM - Inappropriate review?

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charlie1_az says:


The burgers were great but a little small; so we went with 1-1/2 lbs of beef. Charlie S.

Jan. 27, 2010, 5:21 PM - Inappropriate review?

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nancyb says:


This was excellent. A little on the spicy side for some but over-all really good.

Jun. 24, 2009, 11:37 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Great! When we hit a good recipe we mark it with a red dot in our book. Superburgers gets 2 red dots. Thank God for Texan dietitians.

Jan. 28, 2009, 4:33 PM - Inappropriate review?

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