Keto Hotdogs

On a warm, sunny afternoon, the Smith family decided to host their annual summer barbecue, a tradition that everyone looked forward to with great anticipation. This year, however, they chose to put a twist on the classic barbecue menu to accommodate the new keto lifestyle that they had embraced. The highlight of this year’s spread was to be Keto Hotdogs, a dish designed to delight both the health-conscious and the flavor seekers among their guests.

In preparation for the event, the backyard was transformed into a festive gathering space, with colorful bunting strung between trees and the aroma of charcoal perfuming the air. Amidst the familiar setup of picnic tables and lawn chairs, the barbecue grill took center stage, ready to bring forth the culinary star of the day.

The Smiths were meticulous in their selection of hot dogs, opting only for all-beef franks that were free of nitrites and preservatives, aligning perfectly with their keto guidelines. They were aware that many commercial hot dogs contained hidden sugars and carbs, which could derail their dietary efforts, so they carefully scrutinized the ingredients to ensure their choices were compliant.

To accompany the hot dogs, they chose Nathan’s mustard, a bold New York Deli mustard that promised to add a robust layer of flavor to the smoky, grilled meats. To sweeten the deal without breaking their carb budget, they prepared a side of Lakanto syrup, a keto-friendly sweetener that mimicked the taste and texture of traditional syrup without the sugar.

As guests arrived, they were greeted by the enticing smell of hot dogs sizzling on the grill, the sound of laughter and music floating through the air. The Keto Hotdogs, once served, became an instant hit, surprising many with how a simple twist on a classic could offer such a satisfying, guilt-free pleasure. The combination of the juicy, flavorful hot dogs with the tangy mustard and the sweet, syrupy accompaniment was a testament to the Smiths’ creativity and commitment to their keto journey.

The barbecue became more than just a meal; it was a celebration of summer, of family, and of the possibilities within a lifestyle choice that many had assumed would be limiting. Instead, the Smiths had shown that with a bit of ingenuity, even the most traditional of gatherings could be both delightful and healthful.

Harlan Kilstein’s Keto Hot Dogs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 221 kcal


  • 28 oz hot dogs 2 packages - When I use hot dogs, I only use all beef hot dogs with no nitrites and no preservatives. Be sure to read the ingredients for hidden sugars, cereals, and carbs.
  • 16 oz Nathan’s mustard. It’s a really bold NY Deli mustard.
  • 1 cup Lakanto syrup.


  1. Cut up the hot dogs into small 1 inch pieces
  2. Place in pot and add mustard and lakanto syrup.
  3. Cook on low heat for an hour.
  4. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  5. Serve over riced cauliflower.
  6. Pour the extra sauce on the cauliflower.
  7. Serves 12 normal people but I guarantee you they will want seconds.

Recipe Notes

File this recipe away. It will be a favorite. Everyone loves it.

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