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Beef Oven Soup Stove Top

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  313
  • Protein  21 g
  • Carbohydrates  10 g
  • Fat  21 g
  • Cholesterol  66 mg
  • Sodium  325 mg
  • Potassium  596 mg
  • Phosphorus  257 mg
  • Calcium  61 mg
  • Fiber  2.2 g

Oxtail Soup

Oxtail Soup is a savory and kidney-friendly dish that is great for a hearty lunch or bountiful dinner. Perhaps add in some cornbread to compliment this meal.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Catherine from Illinois.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1-1/2 cups


  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose white flour
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 2-pound package oxtail
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend
  • 12 ounces frozen gumbo vegetables


  1. Chop bell peppers and jalapeno pepper, Dice onion and finely chop celery. Peel potato and cut into small cubes.
  2. In a large stock pot, under a medium heat, mix together olive oil, flour, and bouillon cubes. Fill pot 3/4 full of water. Add peppers and bring to a boil. Add oxtail and vinegar. Cover and cook until oxtails are tender and liquid reduces (about 1 to 1-1/2 hours). 
  3. Add black pepper and a dash of Mrs. Dash herb seasoning blend.
  4. Place potato cubes in a medium saucepan, cover with water and boil for 8 minutes; drain. (This process removes some potassium from the potato.)
  5. Add onion, celery, boiled potato and frozen vegetables. Cover and let cook until vegetables are tender.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Small ends ox tails preferred with fat trimmed.
  • Enjoy Oxtail Soup as a main course for lunch or dinner by adding a piece of cornbread and peach cobbler for dessert.

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Oxtail Soup

LindaAlbert says:


Why use bullion cubes when you could use low sodium beef stack? Bullion cubes are notoriously high in sodium and contain MSG. I bet the potassium levels would be lower as well if stock or broth were used instead of bullipn cubes. Dietitian comment: The sodium is lower, especially if you use a homemade or low sodium broth or stock. The potassium is 30 to 55 mg mg for 2 small bouillon cubes, but over 200 mg for 2 cups of beef broth. Some lower sodium broths contain potassium chloride and may exceed 400-600 mg potassium/cup, so always read the label to check ingredients.

Oct. 15, 2014, 6:59 PM - Inappropriate review?

Oxtail Soup

smokejoe says:


can you add barley to the soup? Dietitian comment: Yes you can add 1/4 cup uncooked pearled barley, which contains 140 mg potassium and 110 mg phosphorus (divided by 8, adds 18 mg potassium and 14 mg phosphorus per serving.)

May. 05, 2014, 3:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

Oxtail Soup

sparklets1 says:


thought it was excellent. I have made the oxtail stew that is not on the kidney diet menu per se and this soup is comparable. I enjoyed it!

Nov. 19, 2012, 2:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

Oxtail Soup

fstwrtr says:


In order for this to turn out you have to change the cooking time you have to simmer the oxtails for 5 hrs real slow. Then add veggies for the last 30 minutes. it's a fabulous dish. During the winter, we cook it on a wood stove and just let it simmer all day. it smells heavenly, this is one of the best soups/stews you will ever eat, if you have the patience.

Jan. 07, 2010, 2:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

Oxtail Soup



Honestly, this had no taste - I had several people try it and no one cared for it.

Oct. 06, 2009, 11:29 AM - Inappropriate review?

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