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Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole

Have you ditched the carbs and sugar in your diet?  If so, don’t worry!  You can stay on your low carb/ Keto plan and still enjoy a delicious Chili Dog with this Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole.

Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole

Chili Dogs are the Ultimate Summer food!

Hot dogs (and burgers, of course) really are the ultimate summer cook-out food.  My kids request them for dinner all the time.

We’ve been grilling outside a lot lately. With Labor Day around the corner, I figured it was time for me to come up with a way the entire family could enjoy chili dogs again.  (Hubby and I are eating low carb right now, so a traditional chili dog in a bun is off the table.)

In the past, I would buy canned chili for our chili dogs, but even the canned bean-less chili’s have quite a few carbs in them, so it’s better to make my own version of a low carb chili.

Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole: Ditch the carbs with this Low Carb Chili Dog Bake!

Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole

My Low Carb Hot Dog Chili recipe turned out sooo good, you would never know it was low carb! 

I combined the low-carb chili with hot dogs, cheese, and onions and made the most amazing chili dog casserole ever!

After baking the hot dogs with all the chili, cheese, and onions, I was definitely in chili dog heaven.  (and yes, there is such a thing!)

How good does Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole look?  You definitely won’t miss the bun.

Nutrition Information for Low carb/Keto Chili Dog Casserole:

Ok, so the big question I get is: How many carbs are in this low-carb chili dog casserole?

The Answer?

Well, unfortunately, I can’t give you hard numbers as it will vary a tiny bit based on the ingredients you choose to use.

But… If you make it exactly as the recipe below it comes to 498 calories, 8 net carbs, 37 grams of fat, 33 grams of protein, and 5 grams of sugar. (Per serving – 6 servings in the dish)

  • Want to lower the fat count? Use less cheese.
  • Want to lower the carbs? Look for the lowest carb hot dogs and use fewer onions.
chili dog casserole

Ingredients:

Want to give this chili dog casserole a try? Just copy and paste the ingredients listed below to your grocery list. (ingredients at a glance grab the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

  • Beef Hot Dogs | Different brands have different carb amounts, just check the packaging.
  • Cheddar cheese | save carbs by shredding your own. Monterey /Colby Jack blend also works great.
  • Ground beef | Leaner the better
  • Garlic cloves
  • Bell pepper | Whatever color you prefer- green has the lowest amount of carbs
  • large onion
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Sugar substitute | Many readers have opted to leave this out, but I think it adds an authentic flavor to the chilidog sauce.
  • celery salt
  • tomato sauce
  • tomato paste

How to Make this Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole

The reason this recipe is so yummy and low carb too is partly because of the homemade chili dog sauce.

You could make this chili dog bake with commercially prepared chili dog sauce. It would taste great too, but that sauce from the can has quite a few more carbs than my recipe does. Making your own chili is slightly more work, but oh, so rewarding!  

(Scroll to the bottom for a printable recipe card.)

  1. To make this Keto Chili Dog Casserole, start by browning the meat with the peppers, onions, and garlic.  Add the spices, tomato sauce, paste, and water. Simmer for about 30 minutes. 
  2. Once the chili is done, an optional step, but something I recommend, is to use an immersion blender or food processor to chop the chili into small pieces, as authentic chili sauce would be.
  3. Assemble the casserole by spreading prewarmed/room temp hot dogs flat on the bottom of a 7 x 9 casserole dish. (if your hot dogs come straight from the fridge, you may need to increase the baking time.)
  4. Cover the dogs with chili.  (You should have enough chili to reserve a bit if you have anyone eating regular hot dogs and wants chili on top. Otherwise, use it all.)  Spread 1 cup of cheese over chili and top with remaining onion.
  5. Bake at 400 F for about 15 to 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly!
Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole: Ditch the carbs with this Low Carb Chili Dog Bake!

Can you make this Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole in the Slow Cooker?

Yes! You can make the chili dog casserole in the crockpot, however, the instruction will be a bit different.

  1. Start by browning the ground beef with the garlic, onion, and peppers in a skillet on the stovetop.
  2. Once browned, add the ground beef to the slow cooker. Add the rest of the spices, plus tomato sauce, paste, and water. Use an immersion blender to chop the sauce into fine pieces.
  3. Top with hot dogs and cheese and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4.
  4. Stir before serving and top with additional cheese and onions if desired.

How Long Will this Chili Dog Casserole Last in the Fridge?

Once cooked, this casserole will last 3 to 4 days in the fridge

Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole: Ditch the carbs with this Keto Chili Dog Casserole!

Can I Freeze this Chili Dog Casserole

Yes, you can definitely freeze this keto Chili Dog Casserole.  There are 3 ways to freeze it.

  1.  Let chili cool significantly, package it up in 1 to 2 servings into a freezer bag, taking care to remove all the air from the bag.  Then when ready to eat, just microwave it on medium power until defrosted. Transfer to a bowl and continue to heat until warmed through.
  2. Create the casserole as directed.  Sto before baking.  Wrap tightly with foil and freeze.  When ready to eat, remove from the freezer and let thaw in the fridge for 24 hours.  Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes until everything is hot and bubbly.
  3. The 3rd way, (recommended) is to prepare the recipe up to assembling the casserole. (So just cook the chili.) Let chili cool significantly, package it up into a freezer bag, taking care to remove all the air and freeze.
  4. When ready to make the casserole, put the frozen bag in the fridge in the morning to defrost.  Then when ready to cook, place chili in the microwave to finish warming.  Assemble the casserole and bake as directed in the recipe
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Can you make Chili Dog Casserole ahead?

Yes, parts of this casserole can definitely be made ahead of time. The chili is what takes the most amount of time to make and can be made a few days ahead and stored in the fridge. Then just put the casserole together before you are ready to bake.

Chili Dog Casserole Variations

This is a great casserole for the family as everyone loves chili dogs and won’t miss the buns. However, you can serve it so many ways to satisfy everyone in the family.

  • Hungry teenage boys, that eat you out of the house? Serve it over hot dog buns and add chili beans!
  • If you’re gluten-free instead of low carb, this would be awesome with corn chips.  Just cut the hot dogs into smaller slices and scoop the chili, franks, and cheese up with the chips.
  • Or spoon the chili dog bake right into a snack-size bag of chips! Like these walking frito pies.)

If you just want a low-carb chili recipe, be sure to check out this Keto Chili Recipe.

Other Low Carb Recipes You Will Love:

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Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole: Ditch the carbs with this Low Carb Chili Dog Bake!

Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: low carb
  • Method: stovetop/oven

Description

Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole: Ditch the carbs with this Low Carb Chili Dog Bake!  It’s the best hot dog chili ever and bonus: It’s low carb! (8 carbs or less per serving if you use beef franks.)


Ingredients

Scale

For the chili:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large bell pepper
  • about 3/4 of a large onion, diced (use more if you like sauteed onion)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt  (You could cheat and just use 2 tbs of a chili spice mix in place of the 4 spices above.)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tbs of sugar or sugar substitute (12 carbs in a tbs of sugar, fyi)
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs tomato paste

For the casserole:

  • 8 Beef Hot Dogs sliced longways down the middle and cut in half
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or cheddar blend cheese (or more if you like a lot of cheese)
  • extra diced onions for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine the ground beef, 2/3 of the chopped onions, peppers and garlic in large frying pan and saute until ground beef is browned.  Drain fat.
  2. Add spices, Worcestershire, sugar, tomato sauce, tomato paste and water to the pan.  stir to combine and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Optional step, but totally makes it just like real hot dog chili: Using a food processor or immersion blender, process the chili until the beef is in very small pieces.
  4. Lay hot dogs flat on the bottom of a 7 x 9 casserole dish.  Cover with chili.  (you should have enough to reserve a bit for those that are eating regular hot dogs and want chili.)  Spread 1 cup of cheese over chili and top with remaining onion.
  5. Bake at 400 F for about 15 to 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly!

Serve and Enjoy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 498
  • Sugar: 5
  • Fat: 37
  • Carbohydrates: 8
  • Protein: 33

Keywords: low carb, keto, chili dog

The kids definitely thought these were the best chili dogs ever!

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163 Comments

  1. This was so good! Husband loved it. I toasted keto buns and served over that. Awesome!

  2. Loved it! very good

  3. Stephanie says:

    My family of 5 loves this recipe and it’s great as left overs as well!

  4. We love this recipe with a couple of changes. No onions since my kids freak out over them, and I cut the dogs into small pieces and toss them in with the chili to simmer before throwing it all in the oven. They soak up a lot of liquid that way and get nice and plump. The flavor is great!

  5. Great idea! I left out the green pepper to lower the carb count and added a lot more chili powder. Taste before you decide.

  6. Fantastic! I did make a few changes….didn’t have celery salt, omitted sugar and was very heavy hand d on spices because I cook without measuring. Absolutely delicious and will make it many times!!!

  7. Delicious! The chili recipe made a little extra, but it was so good that no one in my family really minded. We all are looking forward to making it again

  8. Amazing! I added fresh jalapeño slices to my bowl right at serving, gave it that extra kick I love on a chili dog. I used chiapetti beef hot dogs. This will be on the regular rotation, only change will be to cut the hot dog quarters in half so I don’t have to do it when I eat it 🙂

  9. Christine says:

    This is really good for those times when you for whatever reason against your better judgement are just craving a chili dog. I am not a big hotdog fan at all but this came out so good. Do yourself an favor and follow the suggestion to shove the chili mixture into a food processor. It does indeed come out similar consistency to the canned hotdog chili.

  10. Amazing! The chili flavor was on point as well

  11. I made this, but fried the hot dogs for a few minutes in my air fryer while making the “chili”. I then sliced the hot dogs into bowls and topped with chili, cheese, and onions. SO GOOD!! (I put Dijon mustard on mine because that’s how I eat my chili dogs)

  12. This recipe was a complete hit! I used Jenny-o turkey dogs to decrease the amount of carbs. My 4 year old son does NOT like hot dogs or any food that doesnt have a smooth texture, but he LOVED this dish so much he had 2 servings (4 yr old servings).

  13. We LOVED this. Rather than cut the dogs simply in half I chopped them so you can get a lesser serving if desired. This way you don’t have to have that many dogs to make it work. Bar S smoked sausages work very well also! I used up leftover BBQ dogs for this and it was great. I added a lot more worcheshire sauce (3x as much). I also added a bit more stevia to sweeten the chili. I added chopped celery -3 stalks instead of the celery salt, and chopped green peppers for more veggies! Reheats well!

  14. Used 3/4 lb beef and dbl the tomato paste. so good!!!!

  15. This turned out AMAZING. It’s definitely going to be one of my top new recipes and it’s been a hit with everyone that has tried it so far!

  16. Have now made this twice. It is great!

  17. Love this recipe – really good!!!

  18. This was so good! A little watery; I’m going to reduce each liquid by 1/4 cup next time. I’m also going to try chopping up the hot dogs instead of halving them.

    May also omit sugar next time.

    1. I recommend not reducing the liquids. just simmer it a bit longer with the lid off. The liquids will cook down more and the chili will have an even better flavor.

  19. Kendra@aol.com says:

    Very Good. Tasty chili even by itself

  20. This was so good and will be making It again. wouldn’t change a thing.

  21. We really liked it. I put in 8×8 pan and left hot dogs whole. Used immersion mixer. We had on low carb wraps. Super easy. Will make again.

  22. THIS IS SOOO GOODDDDDD!!! I used 1 whole onion in the chili and the whole little can of tomato paste because I hate just using a spoonful. Soo good.

  23. Really good! Would definitely recommend pureeing it a bit for that true chili dog texture. It was so good that way! Kid approved!

  24. Husband loved it! Was a great flavor and easy to make!! Will make again for sure!!

  25. This was great! Reminded me of dairy queen minus the buns lol

  26. Made this, it’s really good comfort food. I’m eating low carb, husband isn’t — we both loved it.

  27. Absolutely delicious! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  28. The only thing I do differently is slice the wieners in bite sized pieces and brown them in a skillet before backing. So yummy!

  29. I love this..so easy, filling, and cheap. I made a mini chili dog bake. This meal can stretch me for 2 to 3 days. I even put in left over pieces of coconut flour bread.

  30. Really tasty and easy. I didn’t have peppers but I added chopped mushrooms and it was great!

  31. It was a complete hit in my house. My husband has requested to have it every week. I used Nathan’s hotdogs and omitted the sugar. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly.

  32. Loved every bite of it. Amazing! I used 1.5 cups of mild cheddar.

  33. Made it twice already. Super yummy. My husband loves it.

  34. By far the best low carb dish I’ve made to date!!

  35. Surprisingly good for when you’re craving chili cheese dogs

  36. We loved it! I cooked all onions with meat and added a little more cheese on top before baking. Add jalapeños and sour cream!

  37. This was easy to make and was good. Every one enjoyed it

  38. This was fantastic!!! Very delicious and super filling! Made a few changes to the recipe to suit our keto diet better.

    We had no celery salt so we said oh well! Added a bunch of spinach to get some nutrients in there! Omitted the sugar because we thought the tomato sauce and paste worked just fine! Added some more seasonings to suit our taste!

    This really brought back GREAT memories and definitely adding it to our archives!

  39. Way better than I thought it would be. I’ll definitely make it again.

  40. Made it a handful of times now. One of our family favorites!! So good.
    Thanks

  41. Stephanie says:

    Tried it and it turned out so good. My husband usually has to be in the mood for chili dogs, but the flavor in this recipe almost made him forget that it was chili dogs we were eating.
    I also tried adding in some sauteed mushrooms… chopped up and subbed ragu for the tomato sauce. Made a slightly less acidic version and added so much flavor!!

  42. Very good! I Suggest putting it in the food processor like recipe recommends

  43. Good! Made it keto…husband wanted more. Used uncured Vermont Bacon hotdogs

  44. How long will this keep? Can you freeze this recipe?

  45. I thought I would still miss the bun, but I didn’t. I will make this again and again.

  46. Thought it tasted more like sloppy Joes then Chili but wasn’t bad besides that

  47. This was really good! I used Ball Park all beef hot dogs.

  48. Love it!!! I used Stevia instead of sugar.

  49. This is amazing and so comforting!! Hard to believe it’s low carb lol- and you don’t miss the buns!! Will definitely make again!

  50. It was good! For the most part tasted like a chili dog.. just needed a bit more salt IMO.

  51. what kind of sweetner is the best to use in this? I have classic monk fruit, swerve confectioners, swerve brown sugar and cocanut sugar… thanks making it saturday night

    1. Swerve is good, I’ve never used monk fruit, but I usually just use a squirt or two of liquid splenda for the hot dog chili. Some people just leave it out.

  52. This recipe was delicious. Mine turned out quite watery. Any suggestions? Maybe browning the hot dogs first?

    1. Maybe just cook the chili longer. The longer it simmers the less water there will be. But warming the hot dogs first will cut down the time needed in the oven.

  53. This is really good. I doubled the spices, tomato sauce and paste, and we didn’t bake. I just sliced up our hotdogs in bite size pieces and added them directly into the chili. I ate mine with no cheese and mustard drizzled on top and hubs cheesed his own. Very good. I’ve made this several times.

  54. Yummy

  55. Tasted better than I thought. Don’t skimp on the quality of the dogs though. It will taste like crap if you buy 99 cent fun dogs. But very good

  56. Really good we used Nathan’s hot dogs under 1g carb.the wife and kids loved it

  57. Great tailgate food with lower carbs. It was a hit with the family & incredibly easy to make.

  58. The best hot dog I have ever tasted hands down. I put chopped jalapeños, yellow mustard, hot dog and extra chopped onions. Delicious!

  59. So good, every time I make it!!!

  60. Debra Steele says:

    I am going to try this soon. I will have to improvise a bit, because I am allergic to beef. Ground turkey, and turkey dogs for sure.

  61. Girly your awesome. I loved it. Can’t wait to try more of ur recipes.

  62. Spook yum! My teen son would eat the whole pan if I let him!! In a pinch I’ve used a taco seasoning packet and also have used Earl Campbell hot n cheddar links. I make this about twice a month. Thank you!

  63. This was AMAZING and so simple! My husband and I are eating Keto, but I think we could serve this to anyone! My only tweak was to add fresh sliced jalapeños to my bowl to add a good kick.

  64. I have made this twice now only thing I tweaked was left onions out hurt my husband stomach and I chop my hot dogs up to make it easier to scoop and eat. But I love it

  65. Made this last night and it was great! Thank you. I want to share the recipe with busy mom/not keto person…how many cans of beanless chili did you used to use? Thanks.

    1. I made my chili from the recipe below. I’m not sure how many cans it equals. But if I were using canned chili, I would buy 2 cans and just use however much looked right.

  66. Jim O'Brien says:

    Top notch. I added some coriander, cilantro, stevia liquid for the sweetener, and 2 chiles de arbol to spice it up more. I made it in a porcelain bread pan in two layers because the hot dog pack only held five hot dogs. Very tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

  67. My husfriend(long time boyfriend) and I love this recipe! It’s in my weekly rotation for low carb dinners. I do like to add about a 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes to give it a slight kick! Then top with sour cream! So delish!!

  68. Julie Sullivan says:

    Going to make this tonight. However we have some homemade chili beans (so good!) that have been in our freezer for some time and will use those for now and then do the low carb version next time. As soon as I told my husband about this recipe, he was fully on board with making it and has been looking forward to it ever since then. I am really interested to see how it is going to turn out. Looks delicious!

    1. Thanks, hope you like it! (I always keep chili beans on hand to serve to the kids!)

  69. 6 months pist op VSG. I was so excited to cook this tonight and it did not let me or my family down. Seriously sooo good!

  70. family loved this one, thanks for posting

  71. This was so delicious!! #KidApproved I left the bell pepper out, used Truvia, ended up putting 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce and 2 tbs tomato paste both on accident and it still turned out amazing! This will definitely be a fave on our list!!

  72. Made this for dinner. The hot dog chili sauce is really good. I used Swerve for the sweetener instead of sugar. My husband loved it. Definitely going into regular circulation.

  73. Made this tonight! Used half the water, didn’t drain the hamburger grease (on the keto diet). Used the chili mix instead of the spices listed. Absolutely Delish! My husband also enjoyed it, and he isn’t on a diet! Calculated with the ingredients I used… 7net carbs per serving. 4 servings total. 2 hotdogs per serving.

  74. Gwen Frazier says:

    Great idea! Being from Texas this needed a LOT more chili powder, so I would definitely say to taste it after it has simmered a little. I left out the green pepper too to cut down on carbs. Really good recipe

  75. I have made this several times. My husband and I love it! Thanks!

  76. My husband and I are making the low-carb chili cheese hotdog bake tonight and I just want to say this recipe is amazing and I can’t wait to see more recipes from Because I am a type two diabetic

  77. Stephanie says:

    I live a chili dog and just cut carbs/sugar from my diet. Can’t wait to try it. One suggestion that is a little easier than using the food processor to make the chili finer. But the ground beef in a bowl and cover it with water for about 20 minutes. I do it all the time and the chili texture is spot on. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi, could you elaborate on this? Soak the cooked ground beef in water? Then leave for 20 mins and then drain? Or the raw beef? How does this make the beef finer? Thanks!

      1. In case she doesn’t answer, (I’m just guessing here) she is probably soaking it raw, draining, and then cooking. I would think the water would promote a finer/smaller ground beef. (Just my theory – nothing to back it up.)

  78. LOVE this recipe! Going Keto left me hungering for some old “grab in a dash” standbys, i.e. Dairy Queen Chili Cheese dog. I have to tell you THIS IS FAR SUPERIOR and has whittled that memory away! Thank you!

    1. So happy to hear that – It’s a favorite of mine too!

  79. What’s the nutritional value? I can’t find it in fitness pal and when you enter the ingredients it comes out hella high carbs

  80. Christina says:

    This was amazing and really brought me back to my childhood and made me nostalgic. Easy to hide veggies too and my 10 YO son loved it. Great idea!

  81. I tried this recipe today. My family love this low carb chili dog, perfect for gathering.

  82. The chili is AMAZING. By far the best “home-made” – the ingredient combinations are perfect. Next time I am going to triple the recipe and make a meal of the chili itself. All around outstanding recipe. Thank you!

  83. It was so good! We doubled the recipe, so slightly more carbs, but the pan is empty and I staying with my carb count! Will definitely make again!

  84. Is the calorie count 523 for 2 chili dogs with buns?

  85. Made this tonight for dinner. It was wonderful! The only thing I did differant was I sliced the hot dogs into bite size pieces. This was a winner? thanks for sharing.

  86. I made this a few nights ago — SO DELICIOUS. I’m not usually a leftovers kind of person, but even the leftovers for this were as good as the night I made it. Don’t skimp on your hot dog choice, I went with Hebrew Nationals (2 carbs each) but sooo worth it! Thank you for this recipe!!

  87. I am working on loosing weight and I have been told that the best way to loose weight is to limit your carb intake, exercise regularly, and drink plenty of water. I am wanting to know how much of this I could have for one serving? Please no negative comments!

  88. This was delicious. My son didn’t like the combo of spices, but he is the pickiest eater ever. We grown-ups loved it.

  89. Wondering how this would freeze

    1. I have not frozen it myself, but I bet it would freeze great!

  90. I made this a bit over a week ago, hubby and I both liked it. Our 18 year old grandson finished off the other half the next day (was supposed to be our lunch…oh well..lol)! Hubby wants me to make this again tonight. Thank you for this recipe!

  91. Sorry, did not enjoy that much. Will try it again but omitting the sugar. It tasted like beef and sweet ketchup. Even after adding like 5TBSP of chili powder and extra salt and black pepper.

    1. There are several types of chili recipes. This is a hotdog chili recipe which is supposed to be slightly sweeter and less spicy.

  92. Used Hebrew national hot dogs because they’re my favorite. It was great! I forgot a minor ingredient or two but we still loved it. Also we didn’t use the sugar and it was fine.

  93. Going to try this tonight. I amcheating and using the pack of chili seasoning but instead of tomato juice/paste, I am going to use V8 Juice and using Jenni-o turkey + ground turkey instead. Can’t wait to try!

  94. I made this two nights ago. I thought it was great. Definitely making this again.

  95. Would this still tast good without any sweetener at all? I have cut sugar from my diet and can’t seem to find an artificial sweetener that I can stand the flavor of ??

    1. I am sure it will be fine, the chili just won’t taste the same. Have you tried swerve sweetener? 1 tbs of this in the chili does not taste weird.

      1. I haven’t. I have looked at it but am just scared to buy a bag ?. I might try it ☺️

        1. I saw swerve at my local safeway for a great price recently. You might check your grocery stores. Swerve is a is a combination of erythritol and oligosaccharides. I really haven’t found anything yet to cook and bake with that I like better.

    2. Xylitol is an all natural sweetner with absolutely no
      Bitter after taste. It looks and taste exactly like real sugar and Im very critical
      Of artifical sweetners, and I
      FIND IT 100% BETTER THAN STEVIA. TRY IT!

  96. Just got mine out of the oven. This is the 2nd time I’m making it. This time I fried the hot dogs in a dry frying pan while I was simmering the chili sauce for eye and taste appeal. I ran out of tomato sauce and used Heintz low sugar Catsup with a dab of French’s mustard and added a little water for consistency then lowed the water amount from 1 cup to 3/4 cup. The chili thickness was perfect.. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  97. Courtney Botts says:

    I am just curious of the nutrition facts for the low carb chili dog bake casserole. Thanks.

    1. If you need them, you can go to my fitness pal and enter the ingredients.

  98. Made this tonight!!!!!! Delicious. Thank you so much.

  99. Stephanie says:

    I found a low carb corn bread recipe and then assembled this in layers. Dogs, cornbread batter, chilli, cheese, repeat. It was amazing

  100. This was sooooo good!!! I found the hot dogs in the produce area near the deli where they slice the meat for you!

  101. I used Applegate Natural Uncured Beef Hot Dogs. They do not have any fillers or carbs(no sugar, no corn syrup, starch etc). They are expensive but IMO worth it.

    When I made this recipe, it came out of the oven with too much liquid in the bottom. I only used half a cup of water and I drained most of the grease from the hamburger. I will try omitting water next time.

    1. I’ve never tried those hot dogs, that sounds good. If your chili is too liquidy you could also try simmering it a bit longer so that it opens up more.

      1. the BarS Hot Dogs are good. and affordable. Less than $1.50 for a pack. If you want to go the turkey route the Jenni-O Hot dogs aren’t bad and again less than $1.50 per pack.

  102. This is absolutely delicious. We love chili dogs but need to stay low carb and diabetic friendly. The only thing I omitted was the celery salt (didn’t have on hand). The canned chili always has a bitter aftertaste and of course all the carbs/fat. Thanks for such a great recipe, we will definitely be enjoying this on a regular basis.

  103. I use Aldis park view cheese hot dogs and they have 1net carb per dog! I can’t wait to try this recipe…it looks so yummy!

  104. Made tonight, turned out great. The chili dog saice was amazing! I was afraid with not grilling hot dogs on stovetop before baking but it didn’t make a difference.
    The sauceuphoria was a little runny, I must not have gotten all the grease drained.
    Totally worth marinating sauce on stovetop, thanks for the share

    1. If the chili seems too watery, just cook it a few minutes longer next time.
      ~Jamie

  105. Lindsey Brandon says:

    Making this right now while babies sleep. Excited to eat it tonight! Thank you!

  106. Tow Truck Guy says:

    This is genius! I am so hungry right now. Throw some fresh sliced jalapenos on top and some tater tots on the side and I set for life.

    1. Tater tots would defeat the purpose of eating this low carb dish though

    2. This on top of tater tots.. Perfect….

      1. What about on top of radish hash browns?

  107. Made this for dinner with a couple changes…used extra lean ground turkey instead of ground beef, used chicken hot dogs from Trader Joes, used 15 oz can of tomato sauce and doubled the cheese! Delicious recipe for low carb / low calorie dinner! Served on cloud bread!

  108. Should we use red or green bell pepper? The recipe doesn’t specify, but a red one is used in the video. Thanks.

    1. go with red, they taste better. (unless you prefer green peppers.) Also when it comes to printing stuff on the internet, just go to a site called print friendly. you can print anything.

  109. Are you using a 13×9, or 7×9? Your dish looks like a 13×9, but the recipe says to use the smaller one.

    1. The pyrex dish I used is 25 centimeters by 15 centimeters which is just about 9.8 x 6.5. If you watch the little video, you’ll see at about 1 minute in, how the hot dogs fit in my dish.
      When you cover the hot dogs with chili you should have enough to reserve a bit for those that are eating regular hot dogs and want chili, or you can use it all.
      ~Jamie

  110. Hi. This recipe looks amazing. By any chance do you have the nutitional information for this?

    1. Sorry, If it’s not in the post, I didn’t save it. To get the nutrition info, go to my fitness pal and enter the ingredients.
      ~Jamie

    2. Nutrition Facts
      Servings 7.0
      Amount Per Serving
      calories 523
      % Daily Value *
      Total Fat 40 g 61 %
      Saturated Fat 16 g 81 %
      Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
      Trans Fat 0 g
      Cholesterol 121 mg 40 %
      Sodium 1699 mg 71 %
      Potassium 140 mg 4 %
      Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
      Dietary Fiber 1 g 6 %
      Sugars 3 g
      Protein 33 g 67 %
      Vitamin A 19 %
      Vitamin C 5 %
      Calcium 23 %
      Iron 18 %

      1. Brittney D Peiffer says:

        Was this with beef hot dogs?

      2. What’s considered a serving??

  111. This is SO GOOD! I'm trying to go as low carb as I can and with this recipe (and ones like it), it makes it a lot easier. I did use different hot dogs (Oscar Mayer Selects Angus Beef) for even lower carbs (2g per link). I think I could eat this chili without the hot dogs honestly, haha! Thank you for posting and sharing!

    1. RetiredBandMan says:

      I agree that using a brand of hot dog with fewer carbs is a great idea, thanks.

    1. 6 to 8 maybe? depends how big your servings are.

      1. You said it was 8 carbs per serving, so what was the serving size you had in mind for those macros?

  112. Ooh!! This looks so good!!! I shared this in a Recipe Roundup on my blog, Plus Size to Downsized!!! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

  113. I bet my kids would love this! I haven't convinced myself to go low-carb yet but I still think would be a winner dinner for us!

  114. Ooo yum, I love the cumin in there. This looks great and I'm all for the low-carb!

  115. I know I would love this! Especially the low carb and sugar (I am a diabetic). I have never seen that brand of hot dog but I will look for them.

  116. That looks so good and cheesy. I love that it is low carb too.
    Michelle F.

  117. Yum! I know my family would love this. I got into a little bit of a rut during the summer. This is a grew way to mix it up.

  118. This always goes really well, and is a favorite in our meal rotation! We love this simple, easy meal!