Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  427
  • Protein  30 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  23 g
  • Cholesterol  182 mg
  • Sodium  380 mg
  • Potassium  482 mg
  • Phosphorus  306 mg
  • Calcium  128 mg
  • Fiber  1.4 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 4 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For a variation, combine all the ingredients together with cream cheese in the meat, make four 4-ounce patties and cook.
  • Top burger with ketchup or steak sauce without the bun for variety.
  • Recipe may be varied by rolling cream cheese in bread crumbs or panko crumbs.
  • Patties cook best in a frying pan, in their own juices.
  • Many herbs and flavorings work well to add flavor without sodium — try using horseradish, oregano or Italian seasoning.
  • For a lower protein diet make 6 burgers instead of 4 burgers

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Cream Cheesy Burgers
ChefBrooke says:

I made these for the patients and teammates at the clinic and they loved it! I did simplify the recipe by using preformed patties (omitting the egg) and spreading the cream cheese mixture onto a toasted bun. It was delicious. The teammates didn't even realize it was a low sodium, kidney friendly dish! They even used the leftover cream cheese mixture as a dip for veggies and chips!

Jun. 08, 2018, 11:46 AM
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abby1994 says:

this is an easy to find meal that will not make you sick

Jan. 01, 2015, 3:50 PM
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CharlieAnn says:

Is it ok to substitute ground mustard seed for the powdered onion. Family member can not have any onion. Dietitian comment: Yes that substitute is fine.

Jun. 27, 2014, 10:06 AM
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Wiliam1539 says:

I added bread crumbs as well and the family enjoyed these burgers.

Jun. 23, 2014, 12:39 PM
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lavdansam says:

The first time I made this recipe, I forgot to put the eggs in. The results - delicious. The second time I faithfully followed the recipe. It was very soupy so I added some oatmeal. The results - not as good as the first time I made it.

Aug. 26, 2013, 5:03 PM
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pianoman says:

Does this recipe really call for 4 eggs, just seemed like a lot, and would make the patties very soupy. Dietitian Reply: Yes, we went back to the source[INVALID]the recipe does call for 4 eggs. You could reduce to 2 eggs if desired.

Dec. 03, 2012, 7:06 PM
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wavydave62 says:

I put the hamburg and egg mixture in the microwave for about 1min both sides just enough to cook the egg it holds the hamburg together then fry .

Aug. 10, 2012, 6:06 AM
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I agree with Amy. We made this tonight and my daughter put all 4 eggs in with the hamburger and we ended up with meat soup! LOL So we added 1/4 cup of bread crumbs. These burgers turned out quite well. The entire family liked them - I think next time we will try to add the horseradish to the cream cheese. Yummy!!

Dec. 21, 2009, 5:52 PM
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The burgers were awesome!!! Although I don't see how you can get 4 eggs to go into 1 lb. of hamburger. I used 1 egg and it was very slimey and the meat wouldn't stay together!! Unless breadcrumbs are used, 4 eggs cannot be used!

Sep. 19, 2009, 1:47 PM

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