Serving Size:
1 short rib, 3/4 cup vegetables with broth

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


  • 16 ounces beef short ribs (two 8-ounce ribs) 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper (or as desired)
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1-1/2 cups tap water
  • 1/2 lemon 


  1. Season short ribs liberally with cracked black pepper and place in a slow cooker.
  2. Julienne the onion half. Place the onion and baby carrots on top of the short ribs.
  3. Add red wine and water
  4. Squeeze in lemon juice and add the lemon half to the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 hours.
  6. Place each short rib on a plate and cover with a ladle of broth and vegetables. 

Helpful hints

  • Adding water instead of beef or chicken broth cuts sodium significantly.
  • Adjust portion to match your meal plan.
  • This recipe is featured in the DaVita Eats: Chef Tips video series. 

Nutrients per serving

Calories 215

Protein 19 g

Carbohydrates 10 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 54 mg

Sodium 85 mg

Potassium 497 mg

Phosphorus 179 mg

Calcium 43 mg

Fiber 2.1 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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  • 1-1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

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