Serving Size:
1 sandwich

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Higher Potassium


  • 4 (3 ounce) thin cut beef round steaks
  • 4 sandwich rolls
  • 1/2 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained, rinsed, mashed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, divided
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Queso Fresco, divided
  • 1 lime


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Pan fry steaks, turning once to desired doneness. Drain, rinse, and mash beans.
  2. Slice rolls and spread 1 tablespoon sour cream on each side. Top with 2 tablespoons mashed pinto beans per sandwich, on the bottom bun. Place 1 cooked steak on each sandwich on top of pinto beans
  3. Slice tomato; peel, pit and slice avocado; and slice jalapeno peppers into quarters lengthwise. Layer each sandwich with a portion of tomato slices, avocado, pickled jalapeno slices, ¼ cup cilantro, 1/2 cup lettuce and 2 tablespoons queso fresco cheese.
  4. Quarter lime and squeeze juice of 1 wedge over each sandwich, close and serve.

Helpful hints

  • Steak can be substituted for chicken, pork, or removed completely for a vegetarian option.
  • This sandwich is a little higher in potassium. Consider the rest of your meals for the days, serve with a lower potassium side. Potassium from whole foods like beans are not 100% absorbed by our body, which should also be considered.
  • If you are on a lower potassium diet, you may leave off the avocado and tomato.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet, you may leave off the beef stead and just make it a vegetarian sandwich.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 428

Protein 30 g

Carbohydrates 35 g

Fat 19 g

Cholesterol 74 mg

Sodium 447 mg

Potassium 605 mg

Phosphorus 298 mg

Calcium 219 mg

Fiber 3.6 g

Added Sugar 2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat/protein
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, high potassium
  • 1 fat

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