Serving Size:
2-1/2 ounce burger, bun and toppings

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup fresh green chile, chopped
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 5 hamburger buns
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons bottled salsa, medium hot


  1. Place ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add ground red pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, water, egg white, chopped green chile and onion. Mix well.
  3. Divide mixture into 5 portions and make into patties.
  4. Cook on stove top in frying pan over medium heat, turning patties only once.
  5. Place each patty on a hamburger bun and top with 1/4-cup shredded lettuce, 1/2-tablespoon salsa and 1/2-tablespoon sour cream.

Helpful hints

  • Patties are done when internal temperature reaches 160° F for medium or 170° F for well done.
  • Compare labels to limit hidden sodium in buns, salsa and sour cream.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 320

Protein 22 g

Carbohydrates 26 g

Fat 14 g

Cholesterol 60 mg

Sodium 352 mg

Potassium 392 mg

Phosphorus 229 mg

Calcium 60 mg

Fiber 2.2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

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