Low Carb Crock Pot Chili Dogs

My birthday was last Tuesday and usually I choose a pasta dish complete with garlic bread and salad. This year though, I decided to be good and make low carb meal that wouldn’t monkey with my progress. Ok, how are chili dogs low carb? I know, just doesn’t seem possible but believe me it is and it was amazing!!


Here’s what you’ll need:

1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained

1 medium onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 can crushed tomatoes

1 can tomato sauce

4 tblsp tomato paste

1 can beef broth

1 can black beans 

1 tblsp paprika

2 tblsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 black pepper

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional

1/4 tsp dried oregano

8 beef hot dogs, sliced

Toppings:

Sour cream

Shredded cheese

Green onions
Directions:

Set 4qt crock pot on low, add everything. Cook 5-6 hours, top with cheese, sour cream, and green onions. 

Nutritional Information: 1/10th serving(according to MyFirnessPal)

Calories: 235

Fat: 10.1g

Carbs: 18.6g

Fiber: 5.3g

Net Carbs: 13.3g

You can easily make this as hot or mild as you like. Just adjust the seasonings to your liking. A handy tip, cook your hamburger ahead of time and keep in the freezer in 1 pound bags. Take it out the night before and when you go to assemble this dish, or any hamburger dish, you won’t have to spend extra time cooking it that morning. It truly becomes a dump and go recipe. One other handy tip, buy garlic that is already minced, just one less step you won’t have to take when putting everything together. It’s become a time saver for me!

The black beans are optional, my family would go crazy if I didn’t add at least one can. I mean, it’s chili and what’s chili without some beans?! You can use any that you prefer, however to lower the carbs even more omit the beans all together. This was a nice treat and I felt less guilty eating it than say eating cheesy stuffed shells. 😉

Have a blessed day!