Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  222
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  52 mg
  • Sodium  170 mg
  • Potassium  448 mg
  • Phosphorus  210 mg
  • Calcium  43 mg
  • Fiber  4.3 g

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

Your next kidney-friendly meal is only four easy steps away with Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup. This combination of mixed vegetables, beef and rice is tasty and filling and a definite keeper for the quick meal file.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe created exclusively for DaVita.com by DaVita dietitian Sara RD, CSR, CDE from California.



Portions: 6     Serving size: 1-1/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash® lemon pepper seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet®  seasoning and browning sauce
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup white rice, uncooked
  • 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (corn, green beans, peas and carrots)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream 

Preparation

  1. Chop onion. In a large saucepan, brown ground beef with onion. Drain fat.
  2. Add seasoning and browning sauce, broth, water, rice and mixed vegetables.
  3. Bring to a boil on high heat.  Reduce to medium-low heat, cover and cook 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream and serve.

Optional preparation method:

  1. Mix uncooked ground beef, chopped onion, Mrs. Dash and Kitchen Bouquet together in a bowl. Roll into walnut-size meat balls.
  2. In a large saucepan combine broth, water, rice and mixed vegetables. Bring to a boil on high heat.
  3. Drop meatballs into the boiling broth, reduce to medium-low heat and cook for 30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • Look for reduced-sodium broth containing 500 milligrams sodium or less per 1 cup serving.  Avoid low-sodium broth that contains potassium chloride—it is very high in potassium. 
  • Optional vegetable mixture includes cauliflower, carrots and snow peas (reduces phosphorus to 190 milligrams per serving.)
 

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Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

gentry1 says:

2

my potassium is to high that what I need to work on I am not fat. Dietitian Ccomment: Potassium can be a challenge. There are many low potassium recipes to choose from in our 800+ recipe collection on DaVita.com. Use DaVita Diet Helper to create meals and track your potassium intake.

Feb. 05, 2014, 8:46 AM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

oshaunmd says:

5

Great recipe! My husband and my family really likes it even though I forgot to put the sour cream in it.

Jan. 25, 2014, 3:25 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

Hafla53 says:

4

I am new to kidney restrictive diet. Isn't the agmount of potassium high per each serving? Dietitian comment: Generally each meat choice (or ounce, cooked meat)has 100 mg potassium; that leaves 248 mg for the other ingredients, which is acceptable for a meat and vegetable dish.

Nov. 20, 2013, 10:14 AM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

Lilyanne1 says:

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The kidney diet seams more difficult than a diabetic or lo fat diet. I'm not diabetic, but high cholesterol diet. Anxious to get started. Is there a list for kidney disease friendly veggies? Dietitian comment: Yes there is a list of low and high potassium vegetables in the DaVita.com website article [INVALID]Chronic Kidney Disease and Potassium[INVALID].

Nov. 06, 2013, 2:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

anglefish says:

5

I just want to comment on this recipe...delicious!! I'm not a diabetic nor do I have kidney desease, but I made this for my sister, who is. I could not believe how good this soup is. I'm not much of a soup person and I do use salt on just about everything so when I tasted this I didn't expect too much. WOW! Was I surprised. I am making this again today for myself. After the sour cream is added, it almost reminds me of stroganoff. Thank you for your recipies.

Oct. 23, 2013, 10:38 AM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

pricepatrick35 says:

5

loved the beef soup.try adding crushed red pepper for that extra kick and tast

Aug. 02, 2013, 10:55 AM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

floreneluna says:

4

You can opt out the frozen vegies and try some mixing zucchini's and add some fresh chopped cilantro. UUUM YUMMY! this also takes some carbs out of soup. mixed vegies come with corn which is starch and is not good for us if we want to eat some more later and for potassium I use my own stock when I have left over broth from what ever meat I have I freeze for these occasions.

Aug. 01, 2013, 12:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

CharleneGreen says:

5

This sound delicious. Thank you for your services!

Jul. 31, 2013, 1:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

spryemm says:

3

Is there room for the fluid intake per serving in the 'Nutrients per Serving' section of the recipes? That would be helpful for keeping track of fluid intake for dialysis patients...

Jul. 29, 2013, 7:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

rdrydenpe says:

5

This is a very good and simple recipe. I add some chili powder and cayenne pepper to zip it up a little.

Jul. 28, 2013, 12:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

lazydazys says:

4

Very simular to what my great- grandmother used to make

Jul. 28, 2013, 8:02 AM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

lazydazys says:

4

Very simular to what my great- grandmother used to make

Jul. 28, 2013, 7:59 AM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

jason says:

5

Super tasty

May. 30, 2013, 8:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

gogi says:

4

GOOD ONE!

May. 13, 2013, 3:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

CHEIFLOREN says:

4

Wow very impressive very good not too bland thou had soup all week.

May. 11, 2013, 2:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

Carefree says:

3

Filling

Mar. 29, 2013, 4:21 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

Glenda0846 says:

4

Looks delicious! But haven't tried it yet.

Feb. 15, 2013, 8:51 AM - Inappropriate review?

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Soup

Nettie T says:

5

Hubby made this for me while I was at dialysis and it was a delicious surprise to come home to!

Apr. 12, 2009, 7:50 AM - Inappropriate review?

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