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June 2023 | Patient News, Recipes, Uncategorized

Servings: makes 4 servings



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups canned brown lentils
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ cup water

Mango Salsa Topping

  • 1 cup Mango, chopped
  • ¼ cup Red Onion
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic


  • Medium Whole Wheat Tortillas (1 per serving)


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef. Break up the beef with a wooden spoon. While beef is cooking, chop yellow onion. Add in onion to the beef mixture, stir. Cook the ground beef fully until browned and no longer pink.
  2. Once beef is cooked, turn heat down to low and add in lentils, stir until well mixed.
  3. In a small bowl mix together chili powder, cumin, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano.
  4. Add water and spice mixture to the skillet, stir until well combined. Turn off heat and set aside to make the mango topping.
  5. Chop mango into ½ inch cubes, slice red onion into thin strips, place in medium bowl.
  6. Add in the juice from 1 lime.
  7. Add 1 tbsp minced garlic, stir well to combine.
  8. Add ½ cup of beef and lentil mixture to a medium whole wheat tortilla. Top with mango salsa and enjoy!


  • Look for tortillas without phosphorus additives by reading the ingredient label on the package
  • If using dried lentils, soak overnight and drain water, then prepare as per package directions
  • If you don’t like mango, substitute 1 cup cooked con instead

Nutritional Facts

Sodium: 264mg
Potassium: 369 mg
Phosphorus: 200 mg
Carbohydrate: 27g
Protein: 18g

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