Crock Pot Chili Dog Casserole (Low Carb)
Do you love chili dogs? Our Crock Pot Chili Dog Casserole is a delicious alternative to your favorite fast food option AND it is low carb!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 green bell pepper- chopped
- 2 tbsp dry minced onion
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 tsp chili powder or cayenne pepper for spicier dish
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 8 hotdogs cut longwise and then in half
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- additional cheese for garnish
Brown ground beef with garlic, onion, bell pepper, salt and pepper in a browning slow cooker or in a skillet on the stove.
Stir in marinara sauce, cumin, chili powder/cayenne and broth and if using a skillet pour into a 6 quart slow cooker.
Evenly add hot dogs to the top of the mixture and cover with the cheese.
Cook on High for 2 hours or Low for 4 hours. Stir before serving. Top with additional cheese as desired.
- This recipe was inspired by and adapted from a recipe found in a great cookbook called Keto Comfort Foods.
- We like to use our Ninja Slow Cooker to brown the ground beef in the unit before slow cooking but you can use any 6 quart slow cooker if you want to brown your ground beef on the stove before slow cooking (or you could use our Make Ahead Ground Beef)
- Mikey likes to make ours a little spicier by substituting cayenne pepper for the chili powder. If you are serving kiddos, you might choose the chili powder instead.
- We used our favorite low carb marinara sauce, however it is expensive. Feel free to use the marinara sauce of your choice. However, if you are eating low carb, make sure to check and compare labels carefully. Tomato products can vary GREATLY in carb counts.
- We love the flavor of Ball Park's Angus Franks in this dish. Feel free to use your favorite hot dog.
- If you are not eating low carb, consider serving this open faced on buns or even garlic bread.
- As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
- All slow cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline and should always be tested first in your own slow cooker and time adjusted as needed.