Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  282
  • Protein  33 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  88 mg
  • Sodium  110 mg
  • Potassium  534 mg
  • Phosphorus  252 mg
  • Calcium  39 mg
  • Fiber  2.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


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.
  • Skip step # 1 if you are not on a low potassium diet.
  • Divide leftover stew into 1 cup portions and freeze for a quick meal later.
  • Serve with crusty rolls and berries for dessert.

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Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms
Jimbo22 says:

Question: Is the potassium level of 534 mg per serving for stew made without special pretreatment of potatoes or with special treatment of potatoes? Thanks for whoever can help. My rating is meaningless because I have not tried it yet.....should be optional to rate. Dietitian comment: Thanks for your feedback. The nutrient values include potatoes reduced in potassium.

May. 25, 2017, 2:33 PM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

This sounds good and not to hard to make. Will try it soon.

Jan. 18, 2017, 7:02 AM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

This was a good recipe to start with. I made a few adjustments: * I needed to make it alcohol-free for a guest, so instead of the wine I used 1 c of low sodium broth and 1 TBl of red wine vinegar. Tasted great. * Mrs. Dash is high in potassium which my husband needs to watch, so instead I used the same amount of Bensons Table Tasty. (sodium and potassium free). This was recommended by his dietitian, who warned against using Mrs. Dash. * After browning the meat, I put everything except the potatoes and carrots in the crock pot on high for 1.5 hours, then on low for 3 more hours. I added the leached potatoes and the carrots in the last two hours. Everybody loved it! Dietitian comment: Thanks for a great review. One note--Mrs. Dash has only 10 mg potassium for 1/4 teaspoon, which is very low potassium. We use it frequently in DaVita recipes.

Oct. 27, 2016, 11:56 AM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms
Wife1991 says:

Looks great! Going to try this in between the holidays!

Nov. 23, 2014, 3:10 AM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms
lafferty4 says:

I wanted beef stew and my husband made this. It was a hit. Because of another dietary restriction I can not the carrots. No problem we just made the recipe without it. Still tasted good. Even reheated the next day for lunch it was good.

Nov. 12, 2014, 8:31 AM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

what recipes do you recommend for patients who wish to use plant based foods instead of animal based foods? Dietitian comment: Many of the recipes can be modified by substituting tofu, tempeh or meat analogs. You can use DaVita Diet Helper to add your own version of the recipes to your personal recipe database. The My Recipe Creations tool will show nutrients as you enter each recipe ingredient so you can compare meatless recipes with the original version.

Mar. 24, 2014, 1:39 PM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms
flgram says:

Excellent!! Made it tonight and we loved it.

Jan. 05, 2014, 10:34 PM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms
345marilyn says:

recipes for one person would really be a big help. Not only for those of us that do do live with a family as well as those who do live with a family. Thanks

Apr. 28, 2013, 2:04 PM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms
19671978 says:

thats sounds really delicious i might have to try to make that recipe

Mar. 24, 2013, 6:44 AM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms
tati759 says:

Hummm....can't wait to make it! I just wish it had a picture!!

Mar. 21, 2013, 9:30 PM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

I agree with other commenters that this has a nice taste. While I know I can freeze leftovers, I live alone and my freezer is a typical apartment sized freezer and doesn't hold much. It would be helpful if the volume this makes were smaller. Before telling me to do the math; I'm entering stage 5 renal failure and cooking anything is a major effort. Reconstructing recipes is a little too much for me to have to do now...just cooking anything is an accomplishment so help would be greatly appreciated.

Mar. 19, 2013, 9:36 AM
Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms
carolynj43 says:

I love the recipes offered here by DaVita. However, like many of them, they make 6, 8 or more servings. For those of us who live alone, it would be extremely helpful if you created the option to change the number of servings, such as is done at the following recipe websites: Something to think about! Thank you, Carolyn Burby

Mar. 18, 2013, 12:42 PM

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