Quick Chili

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

Recipe created by DaVita dialysis patient, Becky, and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian, Mary from Washington.

Portions: 6

Serving size: 1 cup


  • 1-1/4 cups onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups hominy
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet® browning and   seasoning sauce
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef stock
  • 14-ounces low-sodium canned tomatoes


  1. Chop onion and garlic. Drain and rinse hominy.
  2. Brown beef in a Dutch oven.
  3. Add to beef and sauté until onion is transparent. 
  4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
  5. Serve with warm bread or crackers.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  274
  • Protein  26 g
  • Carbohydrates  11 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  77 mg
  • Sodium  202 mg
  • Potassium  549 mg
  • Phosphorus  250 mg
  • Calcium  56 mg
  • Fiber  2.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2 vegetables, low and high potassium
  • 1 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • To thicken, sprinkle in a little corn meal.
  • Portion and freeze leftover chili for a quick meal later.

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Quick Chili
135nicole says:

Quick & easy. I did not have hominy. I used a 12 oz bag of frozen corn instead. Entire family enjoyed this. Will definitely add this to our meal rotation!

Sep. 07, 2014, 12:00 PM - Inappropriate review?
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mrmotz2 says:

Quick, easy and delicious. Need more chile powder, I like mine spicy.

Sep. 04, 2014, 5:19 PM - Inappropriate review?
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krgaffney says:

I made this with canned hominy and thought it was a good substitute for chili with beans.

Jan. 26, 2014, 7:33 AM - Inappropriate review?
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Sounds great, but I've never cooked with hominy before. What kind, dried, or canned do I use? Dietitian comment: Hominy is most available canned. Rinse well to remove some of the sodium if canned in salt water.

Jan. 23, 2014, 11:29 AM - Inappropriate review?
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SiewertPC says:

I am a vegan vegetarian. A vegan vegetarian way to alter chili recipe would be helpful for my diet and others who like this lifestyle. Are beans hard on kidneys? My sister told me who is a registered nurse in Michigan told me kidney beans were good for your kidneys is she wrong? How about brown rice? I ea a lot of raw fruit and veggies. I drank corn silk tea made from Indian corn when I had Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3 now its at Stage2 and my GFR has been 71 since May 2013. SiewertPC Dietitian comment: I often use the soy veggie crumble instead of ground meat, but another lower sodium option is tempeh, a fermented soybean product. Here's an article on DaVita,com with soy product info: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/lifestyle/soy-foods:-vegetarian-options-for-a-kidney-diet/e/8480. Beans are quite high in potassium and phosphorus, but would not be restricted in stage 2 CKD as the kidneys are able to remove excess amounts.

Dec. 22, 2013, 2:31 PM - Inappropriate review?
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Winnie5 says:

I made this recipe several times and my family loves it. It is easy to make and is delicious!

Nov. 08, 2013, 4:50 AM - Inappropriate review?
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robchad says:

First recipe I tried and found it to be easy and delicious. I did cut back on the amount of onion and garlic to suit our taste.

Feb. 09, 2013, 3:01 PM - Inappropriate review?
Quick Chili

i find all your information very helpful thanks

Sep. 18, 2008, 8:12 AM - Inappropriate review?

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