Serving Size:
1-1/2 cups

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup Mexican-style stewed tomatoes with jalapeno peppers and spices
  • 2 cups spiral macaroni, cooked 


  1. Chop onion and bell pepper.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the ground round over medium-high heat until brown, stirring to crumble. 
  3. Add onion, bell pepper, water, chili powder, sugar, cumin and garlic. Cook for 7 minutes or until onion is tender. 
  4. Stir in the tomatoes (undrained); bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour.
  5. Add cooked pasta and cook 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Helpful hints

  • Since this chili has 559 mg potassium it is important not to exceed the 1-1/2 cup portion size. To complete your meal you may want to include low sodium crackers, a roll or slice of bread.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 362

Protein 26 g

Carbohydrates 30 g

Fat 15 g

Cholesterol 69 mg

Sodium 389 mg

Potassium 559 mg

Phosphorus 205 mg

Calcium 43 mg

Fiber 3.3 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

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