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December 2019 | News, Recipes

A kidney friendly option for regular dinners or holiday meals!

Ingredients                                    

½ cup onion

2 large eggs 

3 pounds ground beef   

1 tablespoon oil     

1 cup oatmeal, uncooked     

½ cup low sodium beef broth

1 tablespoon dried dill

1½ tablespoon dried thyme

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon black pepper

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

2 cups low sodium beef broth

2 teaspoons dried thyme

1/3 cup water

Instructions for meatballs:

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Chop onions and beat eggs.
  • Combine first 11 ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.
  • Helpful Hint: You can make meatballs ahead of time & refrigerate.  When ready to serve, make sauce and place meatballs in sauce to heat.  Transfer onto serving dish.

Instructions for sauce:

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan.
  • Add flour, the 2 cups of low sodium beef broth, 2 teaspoons dried thyme and water.  Cook over medium heat.  Stir until thickened. 
  • Add meatballs to sauce and lower temperature to keep warm or place in covered warming dish.  

Portions:  24 servings; serving size: 2 meatballs

2 meatballs: ~ 172 kcal, 11g protein, 4g carbohydrate, 11g fat, 93mg sodium, 140mg potassium and 91mg phosphate

Adapted from:  DaVita Kidney Care

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