Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  20
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  57 mg
  • Sodium  116 mg
  • Potassium  450 mg
  • Phosphorus  180 mg
  • Calcium  38 mg
  • Fiber  1.25 g

Chili Con Carne

A warm bowl of Chili Con Carne is the perfect meal on a chilly day. This tasty kidney-friendly recipe will satisfy your appetite all year long.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by the DaVita dietitian team.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/2 cup  green bell pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 16 ounces low-sodium stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 cup water

Preparation

  1. Chop onion, celery and bell pepper.
  2. Heat large skillet on medium heat. Add oil, onion, celery and bell pepper until tender, but not brown.
  3. Add ground beef, breaking into small pieces and cook until brown.
  4. Blenderize tomatoes and add to beef. Add chili powder and water. Mix thoroughly; reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer for several hours.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

0

Helpful hints

  • Serve with low-sodim crackers.
 

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Chili Con Carne

Gmorganteen says:

5

Tried this on a cold, Rainey day and it was so good. I used turkey, 15% fat! friend the meat after cooking then added some diced toms 15m sodium per 1/2 cup, pulverized them and added to mix, plus chili powder and cumin. Sautéed the veggies first with garlic and seasoned the meat with Mrs. Dash southwest variety. I used as a type of bolenage sauce on pasta and froze some for a bowl of chili for my healthy husband who added black beams!. Great favors....you can really play around with them.

Mar. 17, 2014, 11:08 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Pinkyz says:

4

What can you substitute for the tomatoes? I canned roasted red peppers last year. Would they work?

Jan. 28, 2014, 6:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Marie01 says:

3

Hint for coloring the chili if you do not want tomatoes: substitute tomatoes and use more chili powder, lots of paprika and no sodium chicken stock, comes out delish.

Jan. 24, 2014, 8:58 AM - Inappropriate review?

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melaniea says:

5

I made this last night, and after simmering for 2 hours, I got 4 cups chili out of this recipe. I don't see any way that this could yield 8 cups. Since the portion size wasn't accurate, it completely threw off the nutrition information. Dietitian comment: Thanks for your feedback. We will retest this recipe and make corrections based on the yield.

Jan. 03, 2014, 3:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

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MEPerk64 says:

5

This chili was just what I like. I can see adding more spice, but this was a terrific blank slate to start with. I didn't miss the beans at all. Very filling.

Aug. 02, 2013, 9:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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jacqueline1 says:

3

This recipe sounds good am I am going to try it, but; will use ground turkey and add no sodium french green beans. Will advise you how it tastes.

Oct. 11, 2012, 12:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

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LindaMaeWetzel says:

4

so I make meals for a friend of mine. so can you ever add beans? or NO black beans???? Moderator comment: Beans are high in potassium and phosphorus. A small portion may be worked into a recipe or meal, but usually it replaces some of the vegetables and meat. See the suggested changes and analysis in tea2's comment.

May. 10, 2012, 8:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

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tea2 says:

4

Sound good but,can you add only 1lb of meat and half can of tomatoes and half cup of pinto beans? Moderator comment: Yes, the changes you suggest will decrease protein to 14 g instead of 20 g; decrease potassium to 368 mg instead of 450 mg; decrease phosphorus to 138 mg instead of 180 mg; decrease sodium to 107 mg instead of 116 mg;calories are 145 instead of 190.

Apr. 10, 2012, 1:34 PM - Inappropriate review?

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AnneS says:

5

I made this using Mrs. Dash steak grilling blend when browning the meat. Then I added Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning and spaghetti. Whole family loved it.

Mar. 31, 2012, 3:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

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rick211 says:

4

I have a problem standing. I can make all the ingredients and put them in a crock pot to finish the simmer but do not know how long ahead to make it. Can you help me out? Can I put the chilli powder in near the end? Moderator comment: Yes, if you first brown the ground beef in a skillet you can then add all the ingredients to a crock pot and set on high heat for 4-5 hours or low heat for 8-10 hours. I suggest adding the chili powder at the beginning to get the full flavor cooked into the other ingredients. Never start raw ground meat in a crock-pot due to food safety reasons.

Nov. 17, 2011, 10:12 AM - Inappropriate review?

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karenkanda says:

5

I liked this recipe but would used less meat and more green pepper next time. Great taste.

Nov. 11, 2011, 2:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

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says:

3

There is so much missing from this recipe that would add tons of flavor...forget the bell pepper and add several cloves of garlic...you need at least a table spoon of cumin, probably more...lower the amount of tomatoes and cut some of that potassium load...also add a table spoon of oregano...towards the end of the cooking add some Masa to bind the whole thing together...voila! a much better and tastier chili...

Oct. 23, 2011, 10:34 AM - Inappropriate review?

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foundry37 says:

4

This sounds really good and I plan to make it this weekend. My question is what is "several hours" approximately? Not good enough a cook to guesstimate. Moderator comment: 2 hours should be sufficient.

Oct. 21, 2011, 8:20 AM - Inappropriate review?

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dyzee1 says:

4

What if you added beans and no meat? Moderator comment: If you limit to 2 cups of pinto beans, potassium is similar and phosphorus is lower. Canned beans contribute lots of sodium--be sure to rinse or make from dried beans.

Oct. 20, 2011, 2:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

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larichard says:

4

I made this for my patients and they loved it. I did end up adding some garlic powder to it, however.

Feb. 18, 2011, 8:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Hazmat35 says:

3

It sounds great, but isn't that Potassium a little bit high??? Moderator comment: For what you're getting calorie and nutrition-wise the potassium is not too high at 438 mg per cup. The generous portion of meat provides 3 ounces per serving; each ounce of meat averages 100 mg potassium in addition to a serving of vegetables. If your target is 2000 mg potassium/day you could have 600 to 650 mg potassium per meal.

Nov. 02, 2010, 11:46 AM - Inappropriate review?

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janed1 says:

5

This is great, but I added garlic powder, cumin and red pepper flakes. Yum!

Apr. 18, 2010, 4:41 PM - Inappropriate review?

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tmgerlach says:

5

I really like this recipe. My husband is on dialysis and it is a constant challenge to find dialysis friendly recipes that taste as good as his pre-dialysis favorites. This one was perfect, has that classic chili taste. I added garlic, and I've made it using different kinds of peppers, and it always turns out great. I've also substituted tomato sauce for the stewed tomatoes and it tastes fantastic!

Nov. 01, 2009, 10:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

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says:

5

this chile was delicious

Oct. 26, 2009, 12:33 AM - Inappropriate review?

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says:

5

this is really helpful I am looking for receipes for my father so he wont get tired of eating same things. He is really depressed. I need to find different food for him. So my mom and I can make for him. He just started dialysis.

Mar. 19, 2009, 2:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

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