Serving Size:
about 1-1/2 cups

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Gluten-free
  • Higher Potassium


  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 medium tomato
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper
  • 8 ounces lean stewing beef
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Thinly slice onion. Chop tomato and bell pepper. Cut beef into small cubes.
  2. Sauté onion and oil in a skillet until the onion is slightly brown. Add beef and tomatoes.
  3. When partially cooked, add bell pepper, salt and pepper.
  4. Continue cooking until meat is tender.

Helpful hints

  • Tibbs is a common Ethiopian dish that can be served with pita bread, half of a piece of injera or 1-cup cooked rice.
  • Variations of Beef Tibbs can be prepared by adding different ingredients of your choice.
  • Add 1 jalapeño pepper if spicier taste is preferred..
  • By using only a small portion of tomato, Beef Tibbs becomes an appropriate dish for dialysis patients.
  • Adjust the portion for a lower protein CKD-non-dialysis diet.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 305

Protein 25 g

Carbohydrates 6 g

Fat 20 g

Cholesterol 69 mg

Sodium 326 mg

Potassium 503 mg

Phosphorus 230 mg

Calcium 19 mg

Fiber 1.5 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

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