24 servings

Serving Size:
2 meatballs

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


  • 1-1/2 cups onion
  • 1-1/2 cups green peppers
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Chop onion, green peppers and jalapeno peppers. Beat eggs.
  3. Combine ground beef, onion, green pepper, jalapenos, cooked rice, beaten eggs, garlic powder in a large bowl and mix together.
  4. Roll into 1” balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  6. Combine taco sauce and water in a saucepan and bring to boil.
  7. Add meatballs to taco sauce and lower temperature to warm.
  8. Serve hot or place in a covered warming dish or slow cooker on low heat setting.

Helpful hints

  • Make meatballs ahead and refrigerate. When ready to serve, heat ingredients together and transfer to a warming dish.
  • Choose lowest sodium brand of taco sauce.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 178

Protein 12 g

Carbohydrates 9 g

Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 81 mg

Sodium 101 mg

Potassium 202 mg

Phosphorus 102 mg

Calcium 13 mg

Fiber 0.4 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1/2 fat

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