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Beef Grill Refrigerator

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  184
  • Protein  24 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  43 mg
  • Sodium  208 mg
  • Potassium  293 mg
  • Phosphorus  177 mg
  • Calcium  16 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Tender London Broil

Enjoying healthy foods to the fullest is DaVita dietitian, Jean’s, primary focus with her patients. Jean enjoys sharing delicious, kidney-friendly recipes, such as this Tender London Broil, so patients will look at the good foods they can eat on the dialysis diet, instead of focusing on the ones they can’t.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from a heart-healthy recipe used at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and modified for the renal diet by DaVita dietitian Jean from Iowa.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 3 ounces


  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 1/4 teaspoon unseasoned meat tenderizer*
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend


  1. Tenderize meat by piercing well with a fork (on both sides), or pound with a tenderizing mallet.
  2. Place steak in large shallow dish and carefully sprinkle with a minimal amount of meat tenderizer.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and spread over both sides of steak.
  4. Marinate 1 to 4 hours.
  5. Grill or broil for 3 to 5 minutes per side or to desired doneness. Remove from heat and let steak rest about 10 to 15 minutes
  6. Cut steak into thin slices at a slant against the grain.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Most chemical meat tenderizers contain papain, an enzyme derived from papaya that helps breakdown the tough fibers in the meat. One well known brand of tenderizer is Adolph’s®. *Measure and limit the amount used because of the high-sodium content. Adolph’s original tenderizer contains 380 mg of sodium per 1/4 teaspoon; Adolph’s seasoned tenderizer contains 450 mg of sodium per 1/4 teaspoon. Reduce amount used if a smaller steak is prepared.
  • You can use top round steak if flank is not available.
  • Leftover portions can be used to top a salad, or wrapped into tortillas for an interesting wrap or fajita.
  • If you are on a protein-restricted diet, adjust portion to your meal plan or consult your renal dietitian.

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Tender London Broil

misskathy says:


Made minor adustments. Did not use tenderizer, used ternderizer hammer instead. Used only about 3/4 tablespoon of the soy sauce. Cooked 5 minutes, turned for 5 minutes for 15 minutes cooking time on each side. Was done to a turn. It was great and we will have it again in the very near future.

Feb. 25, 2012, 9:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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