24 servings

Serving Size:
2 meatballs

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


  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 2 tablespoon dried thyme 
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons white all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Chop onion. Beat eggs.
  3. Combine first 11 ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  4. Roll into 1” balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  6. To make sauce, melt butter in a large saucepan.
  7. Add flour, reduced-sodium broth, remaining tablespoon dried thyme and water.Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened.
  8. Add meatballs to sauce and lower temperature to keep warm or place in a covered warming dish or slow cooker on low heat setting.

Helpful hints

  • Reduced-sodium broth contains 450 to 500 mg sodium per cup. Low-sodium broth contains 140 mg sodium or less per cup.
  • Make meatballs ahead and refrigerate. When ready to serve, heat ingredients together and transfer to a warming dish.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 172

Protein 11 g

Carbohydrates 4 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 59 mg

Sodium 93 mg

Potassium 140 mg

Phosphorus 91 mg

Calcium 19 mg

Fiber 0.5 g

Added Sugar 0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 1 fat

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