Serving Size:
1 burger

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices onion


  1. Mix ground beef, eggs, basil, onion powder and garlic powder together.
  2. Separate meat into eight 2-ounce patties.
  3. Take 1-1/2 tablespoons of the cream cheese and place on top of a patty.
  4. Take another patty and place it on top, to sandwich the cream cheese between the two patties.
  5. Repeat this procedure with the remaining patties.
  6. Cook in a frying pan or on a grill to desired doneness.
  7. Serve burgers on a bun with lettuce, onion and condiment of choice.

Helpful hints

  • For a variation, combine all the ingredients together with cream cheese in the meat, make four 4-ounce patties and cook.
  • Top burger with ketchup or steak sauce without the bun for variety.
  • Recipe may be varied by rolling cream cheese in bread crumbs or panko crumbs.
  • Patties cook best in a frying pan, in their own juices.
  • Many herbs and flavorings work well to add flavor without sodium — try using horseradish, oregano or Italian seasoning.
  • For a lower protein diet make 6 burgers instead of 4 burgers

Nutrients per serving

Calories 427

Protein 30 g

Carbohydrates 25 g

Fat 23 g

Cholesterol 182 mg

Sodium 380 mg

Potassium 482 mg

Phosphorus 306 mg

Calcium 128 mg

Fiber 1.4 g

Added Sugar 2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 4 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


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