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Protein Sparing Bread Chili Dogs

If you are looking for the ULTIMATE keto comfort food that is guilt free, you must try my protein sparing bread Chili Dogs!

Everyone loves my keto chili so I thought I would make my protein sparing bread recipe into hot dog buns and create a delicious keto chili dog!

My son Kai took his first bite and he said, “This is the best thing I ever ate!”

It warmed my heart so much when he said that!


To make my keto chili, I always used Pederson’s Farms sugar free bacon, grass-fed ground beef and their sugar free Italian Sausage!

Did you know it is almost impossible to find Italian Sausage, Chorizo or Ham without sugar? Yep! I challenge you to find any at the grocery store. This is why I always order Pederson’s Farm sugar free meats.

Not only does Pederson’s Farms have the most delicious meats (I LOVE THEIR HAM!!!!), they also are the nicest small business owners! I talk to Neil on the phone often and he is one of the nicest men I have ever met!

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I always do a quadruple batch to store extras in the freezer for easy delicious meals!

Protein Sparing Bread Chili Dogs

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Beef and Lamb, Bread, Dairy Free, Nut Free
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 236



KETO CHILI (this will make extra chili for great leftovers):

  • 4 pieces Pederson's Farm sugar free bacon
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef 85% lean
  • 1 pound Pederson's Farm sugar free Italian sausage
  • 2 28 oz. diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce such as Franks
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon stevia glycerite optional


  • 6 sugar free hot dogs


  • To make the protein sparing hot dog buns, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 6-hole silicone hot dog pan (click HERE to find) with Avocado oil spray and set aside.
  • Separate the eggs (save the yolks for another recipe like my keto ice cream, hollandaise, mayo or lemon curd), and place the whites into a large bowl or stand mixer. Add the allulose, gelatin, salt and cream of tartar if using and whip the whites for a few minutes until VERY stiff.
  • Turn the mixer to low and gently mix the egg white protein powder into the whites. Do not over mix or the hot dog buns will end up like styrofoam.
  • Spread the protein sparing hot dog mixture onto the prepared hot dog pans. Bake for 15 minutes or until cook through and golden brown. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pans.
  • Meanwhile, make the keto chili for the chili dogs! Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Place the bacon in the pot over medium high heat, saute while bacon is starting to cook and there is bacon grease in the pot. Add the onion, green and red bell peppers, chile peppers, and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes or until onions are soft. Add the ground beef and Italian sausage and cook while crumbling for 5 minutes or until cooked through. Drain off excess grease.
  • Add the tomatoes and tomato sauce. Season with chili powder, garlic, oregano, cumin, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, and paprika. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary. Add stevia if using. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day.
  • To make the chili dogs, heat a pot of water over high heat. Add the hot dogs and boil for 2 minutes or until heated through.
  • Place each hot dog into a sliced open protein sparing bun. Top with 4 tablespoons of keto chili and enjoy!
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to a month.
  • Click HERE to watch a helpful video on how to do Protein Sparing effectively and avoid common mistakes!


Calories: 236 | Fat: 12g | Protein: 21g | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 1


For anyone who has lost & gained, lost & gained & given up, tried again, lost more, only to gain it all back…again…plus some, lost a little more, gained it & reached another all time high weight, started losing, lost the most you ever lost but not quite there yet, only gain & lose and plateau, then gain, & gain, & gain…

Never stop trying!

I have gained & lost & gained more times than will fit on this page.

In 2019, I hit my highest weight of 289lbs.  It was dreadful.  I couldn’t breathe, walk or even sit comfortably.  So began another journey counting macros…I lost almost 70 lbs.  But the hunger & cravings took over again and I spent the last two years gaining & losing and ended up at 256lbs. this past November.

I was scared.  I knew for certain if I didn’t stop myself I would be right back up to 289 by the New Year.  Because yes, even when you lose slow, you still gain it back fast!

I started keto in November but I didn’t know what I was doing.  Too much conflicting information out there…I was stuck in the 250’s.

And there was NO WAY I was going to have another summer at this weight.  Not after how hard I work at it. All that effort and nothing to show for it.  Why was nothing working?! Why did it keep coming back to me losing control and eating all the things, and not being able to catch myself?

So I decided to do the hard thing and go all in. I got real with myself. I decided I could do anything I put my mind to!

I had a phone consult with Maria Emmerich a month ago when I was 252.4lbs and as of today I weigh 232 lbs…that is over 20lbs lost in one month!!!

I’ll tell you what feels different this time…

I don’t have cravings

My appetite is really low

I don’t obsess about food

I don’t “NEED” to have anything

Eating feels easy

Bottom line is this is working…the weight is falling off!

DO NOT GIVE UP!  Pick yourself up and try again.“ Jess

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • JP says:

    Hi, I live in the UK and I’m struggling to find allulose. Can I use erythritol instead? If so, what’s the substitute rate? Many thanks!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      You can just omit the allulose. It is what browns the crust and improves the texture. Erythritol crystalizes so it doesn’t work the same as allulose in the PSMF bread recipes 🙂

  • Gladys says:

    Wow! What a lot of high carb tomatoes in your chili for those dogs!
    I think you are adding way too many carbs to this recipe! It only needs 1-28 ounce can of diced tomatoes and let it simmer to reduce in liquid and thicken. It does not need those extra 2 cups of tomato sauce either!
    Gladys, Toronto🇨🇦

  • Mary Esther Provencio says:

    I love that bread! When I was on the Adkins diet way back in the 90s, I made cloud bread & ate all of it I wanted 🍞 so badly. I would lose weight & look great, & then came the cheating, & the weight gain. For years, I lost 20# & gained 30. January 1 & June 1 were my start dates; then 6 weeks later, I was heading to the DQ for ice cream. I am weak! 2022 is my banner year: I have been on IF since Jan. 1, losing steadily. I have not done Keto, though, but I am so pumped at my progress that I want to be in a group. I am afraid of Keto because of my past, but every month, I try something new, longer fasts, longer walks. I will be back. Thanks again. Mary Esther

  • Lindsay says:

    Is it two cans of 28oz diced tomatoes or 2 tomatoes diced to equal 28oz? Thanks 😊

    Your chilis & stews are always amazing!!!! And I love how easily they freeze, so it’s like takeout from home!

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