Turkey and Beef Meatballs

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

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Patty from Ohio.

Portions: 12

Serving size: 4 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground chuck beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash® Onion and Herb seasoning blend
  • 1 cup freshly grated soft bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef and turkey with dry ingredients; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the broth, egg and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the meat mixture and mix well.
  5. Roll into 1″ meatballs and place on baking sheets.
  6. Bake at 30 minutes turning once halfway through baking.
  7. Eat meatballs plain or top with your favorite kidney-friendly sauce.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  175
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  69 mg
  • Sodium  120 mg
  • Potassium  236 mg
  • Phosphorus  142 mg
  • Calcium  18 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Make ahead and freeze for a quick meal later.
  • Compare sodium on broth and buy the lower sodium brand. Avoid broth that contains potassium chloride.

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