Serving Size:
1 cup

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Higher Potassium


  • 1-1/2 cups potatoes
  • 2 pounds stewing beef cubes
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups carrots
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1 cup apples, peeled
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


  1. Dice potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes and soak or double-boil to reduce potassium if you are on a low potassium diet. (See details in helpful hints).
  2. Mix together 3 tablespoons of the flour, black pepper and thyme.
  3. Coat beef with flour mixture.
  4. In a skillet heat oil and brown beef pieces. Set aside.
  5. Slice carrots, dice onion, celery and peeled apple.
  6. In slow cooker, layer ingredients as follows: carrots, boiled potatoes, onions, celery, browned beef and diced apple.
  7. Mix together apple cider, 1 cup water and vinegar.
  8. Pour over ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours.
  9. Before serving, turn slow cooker on high. Mix remaining 4 tablespoons flour with 1/2 cup water. Stir into slow cooker to thicken stew.

Helpful hints

  • Potatoes are very high in potassium but you can remove part of the potassium by using one of these methods:
  • Double cook method: Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Drain the water and add fresh water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes then drain and set aside.
  • Leaching method:  Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of warm tap water and soak for 2 to 4 hours. Drain and set aside.
  • If you are not on a potassium restricted diet you can skip the above step.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 241

Protein 21 g

Carbohydrates 19 g

Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 57 mg

Sodium 210 mg

Potassium 557 mg

Phosphorus 234 mg

Calcium 34 mg

Fiber 1.6 g

Added Sugar 0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

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