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Keto Chicago Hot Dogs

4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)
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The ultimate hot dog with all toppings is the keto chicago style hot dog. This keto hot dog recipe starts with a buttery low carb hot dog bun filled with a juicy 100% all-beef grass-fed hot dog and piled high with sliced tomato, pickles, diced white onion, relish and pepperoncinis. Then this keto hot dog is topped with a squirt of mustard and a sprinkle of poppy seeds.

Keto Hot Dog Buns Ingredients

Keto Chicago Dog Toppings Ingredients

  • 5 hot dogs, 100% beef
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced into wedges
  • 5 thinly sliced pickle spears
  • 1/4 white onion, finely diced
  • 4 pepperoncinis
  • dill pickle relish
  • mustard
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Keto Chicago Hot Dogs Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    a 400 degree red led sign
  • 2
    Whisk or sift together dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Sifting ingredients is preferred to get a finer texture.
    dry ingredients in a bowl
  • 3
    Add eggs, melted butter and sour cream to dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
    low carb bun batter mixed in a bowl
  • 4
    Wet your hands with some water or oil in order to handling the dough easier and prevent it from sticking to your hands. Grab a handful of dough, form it into an oblong hot dog shape and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Continue with remaining dough. You can form your desired size. I can make about 5 normal sized hot dog buns with this recipe. Evenly place dough balls on the tray spacing about 1 inch apart.
    raw uncooked keto buns on a parchment lined baking tray
  • 5
    Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-13 minutes or until slightly hardened on the outside and spongy to the touch. Let cool for 3-5 minutes before slicing.
    cooked keto hot dog buns on a tray
  • 6
    While hot dog buns are baking, cook hot dogs on the grill, air fryer or oven at medium-high heat (350 to 400 degrees) for 5-10 minutes or until plump and juicy. You can also steam or boil you hot dog over some boiling water. Top hot dog buns with hot dogs and remaining toppings.
    loaded chicago dogs in a basket next to a couple packages of hot dogs

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Low Carb Chicago Dog Recipe

two keto chicago dogs with all the fixings on top

The first time I discovered a Chicago Dog was at Sonic Burgers. I live on the West Coast so Chicago Dogs aren’t really that popular out here. But I was amazed by all the toppings all piled on this juicy hot dog. It’s become my favorite hot dog to eat. Now I can have a keto chicago dog thanks to my reicpe for keto hot dog buns.

This recipe for keto chicago dogs contains a variety of hot dog toppings - tomato wedges, pickle spears, relish, white onion, pepperoncinis, mustard and poppy seeds. These toppings are scattered over a juicy, all-beef hot dog and placed on top a gluten-free keto hot dog bun.

You will be amazed how incredible this combination is. It’s worthy of any baseball field, ball park frank!

Keto Hot Dog Buns

three thick keto hot dog buns stacked up

The hot dogs buns most of us grew up eating are loaded with carbs. One hot dog bun can have up to 22 grams of carbs. In addition, they are made with wheat and contain gluten - a common allergan.

Luckily, I have low carb hot dog option for you! My recipe for keto hot dog buns if so easy to make. You can make up a batch of 5 hot dog buns in under 20 minutes. These hot dog buns are gluten-free too! They taste buttery and plump up just like a regular hot dog bun. Each keto hot dog bun contains 3.4 grams net carbs.

You could also make your keto chicago dog without a bun. Just have a bunless hot dog or wrap it in a lettuce wrap.

Are Hot Dogs Keto?

Yes! Hot dogs are keto! However, make sure you check the nutrition labels becuase some companies will add sugars and soy to their franks. Look for franks that are 100% beef.

Uncured hot dogs are free of synthetic nitrites or nitrates. These are uses as a preservative in regular hot dogs to keep them from spoiling; however, there are many people that are sensitive to nitrates. Reach for uncured hot dogs if this is you.

100% All-Beef Hot Dogs from Grass-fed Cows

When it comes to hot dogs, I think it’s best to reach for one that is made from 100% beef. Sometimes generic hot dog companies can add fillers to their hot dogs, like soy, that aren’t even meat. Make sure you check the nutrition label to ensure your frankfurter is all beef.

A more nutritious approach is to make sure you are purchasing hot dogs made from grass-fed cows. These hot dogs will have more nutritional value if the cattle was allowed to fully graze on pasture.

two packages of grass fed hot dogs by teton waters ranch

The brand that I love and trust is by Teton Waters Ranch. Not only do they make uncured hot dogs but they also have a line of polish sausages, smoked sausages and bratwurst that are so juicy and delicious!

Keto Chicago Dog Toppings

Typically a Chicago dog is topped with some strange toppings. It is commonly said it has been ‘dragged through the garden’ because it has so many toppings! Keto Chicago dogs are very similar to their non-keto counterpart. The only difference is we can’t add sweet relish because of the sugar content in sweet relish. To stick with a low carb option, we add dill pickle relish instead. thick fluffy keto hot dog buns on a parchment lined tray

The toppings that are added to a Keto Chicago dog are tomato wedges, dill pickle spears, relish, diced white onion, pepperoncinis poppy seeds and mustard. Typically, Chicago Dogs don’t contain any ketchup. But you could still add a no-sugar ketchup if desired.

Keto Recipes Using Hot Dogs

a keto hot dog with mustard on top Are you a big fan of the All-America classic hot dog? So are we! That’s why I have several recipes on my website dedicated to my love of juicy hot dogs. Here are some other delicious keto recipes using hot dogs:

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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