This is one of my favourite go-to comfort foods. Whevenever I want to chill out and have something to feed my need for “junk” food, I have chili dogs. Try this recipe and see if it will be your go-to for comfort or junk food.



6 Servings

Prep time

30 minutes

Cooking time

1 hr 30 minutes


319 kcal


  • 16oz (454g) ground beef

  • ¼ cup chopped onions

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • 1 large tomato, diced, with juices

  • 1 green chile pepper, chopped

  • ½ cup beef bone broth

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp dried ground oregano

  • ½ tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp paprika

  • ½ tsp fine sea salt

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

  • 6 hot dogs

  • 1 batch oblong Keto Buns

  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • Sour cream

  • Sliced green onions


  • Cook the ground beef and onions in a stockpot over medium heat, stirring frequently to break up the meat, until evenly browned, about 7 minutes. Add the tomato sauce. Stir in the diced tomato (with juices), chile pepper, and beef broth.
  • Garlic, chilli powder, oregano, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper season the meat mixture. Stir to combine, then cover and bring to a low boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer for at least 30 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally. The longer the chilli cooks, the better it tastes.
  • After 30 minutes, taste and season with additional salt, pepper, and chilli powder if desired. Take the pan off the heat.
  • Make the hot dogs while the chilli is simmering: Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Cook the hot dogs in boiling water for 3 minutes, or until heated through. You can also grill the hot dogs for about 3 minutes.
  • To make the chilli dogs, cut the buns in half. Fry the buns in a hot, oiled skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes. Fill each fried bun with a hot dog. Garnish with additional toppings, if desired, after topping with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chilli.
  • The chilli dogs are best served fresh, but any leftover chilli can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 2 months in an airtight container. Reheat the chilli in a saucepan over medium heat. Reheat the buns and hot dogs for 3 minutes or until warm in a preheated 180°C/350°F oven, then assemble the chilli dogs as directed above.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories319
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 15.3g 24%
    • Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
  • Sodium 942mg 40%
  • Total Carbohydrate 42.1g 15%
    • Sugars 32.9g
  • Protein 9.1g 19%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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