Beef Stew


Serving Size:
1-1/4 cups

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1 cup pearl barley, uncooked
  • 1 pound lean beef stew meat
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 large stalk celery
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® onion herb seasoning


  1. Soak barley in 2 cups of water for 1 hour.
  2. Dice onion and celery. Mince garlic clove. Slice carrots 1/4-inch thick. Cut beef into 1-1/2 inch cubes.
  3. Place flour, black pepper and stew meat in a plastic bag. Shake to dust stew meat with flour.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy 4-quart pot and brown the stew meat. Remove meat from pot.
  5. Sauté and stir onion, celery and garlic in meat drippings for 2 minutes. Add 2 quarts of water and bring to a boil. Return meat to the pot. Add bay leaves and salt. reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Drain and rinse barley, then add to the pot. Cover and cook for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.
  7. After 1 hour add sliced carrots and Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning. Simmer for another hour. Add additional water if needed to prevent sticking.

Helpful hints

  • For a CKD non-dialysis lower protein diet, decrease beef to 8 ounces per recipe.  Protein will be decreased to 14 grams per serving.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 246

Protein 22 g

Carbohydrates 21 g

Fat 8 g

Cholesterol 51 mg

Sodium 222 mg

Potassium 369 mg

Phosphorus 175 mg

Calcium 30 mg

Fiber 6.3 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 vegetable medium potassium
  • 1 starch 

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