Serving Size:
1 taco

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


  • 6 corn taco shells
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (divided use)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco® sauce
  • 3/4 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 6 tablespoons tomato, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. In a large frying pan, brown ground beef over medium heat. Drain well, remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in pan.  Add 1/2 cup chopped onion and cook until clear. Add garlic, cook and stir for one minute.
  3. Add cooked beef back into pan. Stir in chili powder, pepper, cumin and Tabasco® sauce. Remove from heat and prepare tacos.
  4.  Add 1/4 cup meat mixture inside each taco shell. Top with 2 tablespoons lettuce, 1 tablespoon each tomato, cheese and remaining onion.

Helpful hints

  • Select cheese that has the word "natural" on the package. Avoid processed cheese due to higher sodium and phosphorus contents.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 240

Protein 10 g

Carbohydrates 14 g

Fat 16 g

Cholesterol 36 mg

Sodium 182 mg

Potassium 214 mg

Phosphorus 135 mg

Calcium 85 mg

Fiber 0.9 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1-1/2 fat

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