Fri. Mar 1st, 2024
Keto chilli Cheese Dog

Experience the comforting flavors of a classic Keto Chili Cheese Dog transformed into a delicious and keto-friendly casserole. The Keto Chili Cheese Dog Casserole combines the savory goodness of chili with the indulgence of melted cheese and the convenience of a one-pan dish. This recipe offers a hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for family gatherings, game nights, or any time you’re craving a warm and comforting dish. With its flavorful layers and low-carb ingredients, this casserole is a delightful way to enjoy the nostalgia of a chili cheese dog while staying true to your keto lifestyle.

Keto Chili Cheese Dog Casserole:

Ingredients:

For the Chili:

  • 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey or plant-based meat)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans (optional for keto; omit for strict keto)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

For the Casserole Assembly:

  • 4 cooked hot dogs (regular or plant-based), sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or dairy-free cheese alternative
  • Sliced pickles (optional, for garnish)
  • Chopped green onions (optional, for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. If using plant-based meat, follow the cooking instructions on the packaging. Drain excess fat if needed.
  2. Add the chopped onion to the skillet and sauté until translucent.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until the spices are fragrant.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, beef or vegetable broth, black beans (if using), and tomato paste. Mix well to combine.
  5. Simmer the chili for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  6. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  7. In a greased baking dish, spread a layer of the prepared chili.
  8. Arrange the sliced hot dogs on top of the chili.
  9. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese or dairy-free cheese over the hot dogs.
  10. Repeat the layers until all the chili, hot dogs, and cheese are used.
  11. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  12. Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  13. Garnish with sliced pickles and chopped green onions if desired.
Nutrition Facts (per serving, based on 6 servings):
  • Calories: ~400
  • Total Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 28g

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