Lower Fat Chili Cheese Dogs

Most chili dogs are not healthy, but with the right ingredients we can enjoy a lower fat chili cheese dog that keeps the Saturated Fat at 3 grams which is less than half of most fast food dogs. Making your own Homemade chili sauce will result in better flavor and texture than canned chili with the added benefit of lower sodium. Choose turkey hot dogs with 1 gram or less of Saturated Fat and 350 milligrams or less in Sodium. Bread is almost always high in Sodium, but there are some better choices so look for buns with less than 220 milligrams of Sodium.

 

Lower Fat Chili Cheese Dogs

Tonia Bloom
Lower saturated fat turkey hot dogs topped with lower sodium homemade chili and reduced fat cheddar cheese.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Diet Green, Low Fat
Servings 8
Cost $1.63 per serving
Sodium 733 mg

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Make the Chili:

  • Brown beef, onion, and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir to breakup and cook until beef is no longer pink. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder, pepper, and water. Bring to a boil. cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes.

Plate and Serve:

  • Warm buns in microwave for 30 seconds. Top with cooked hot dog. Divide chili sauce evenly between each hot dog and top with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.

Notes

Make Ahead:  The chili sauce can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 30 days.
 
Nutrition Facts
Lower Fat Chili Cheese Dogs
Serving Size
 
1 hot dog with chili and cheese
Amount per Serving
Calories
311
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
68
mg
23
%
Sodium
 
733
mg
32
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
11
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
28
g
56
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Burgers & Dogs, Chili Recipes, Heart Healthy, Turkey Recipes
Food Groups ***Meat = 3 servings; Grains = 1.5 servings; Vegetables = 1 serving
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