Grilling Season is Here! Get Your Keto on with Our Favorite Low Carb Hot Dogs & Sausages

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keto and low-carb hot dogs sausages and brats - Hebrew National on a grill

Ready to grill out?

It’s grilling season, so we’re sharing some of our favorite hot dogs, sausages, and brats that are keto friendly – so you can enjoy those summer get-togethers without feeling guilty! Substitute lettuce for the bun – or go without – and throw some mustard, onions, and pickles on your grilled meats for some added zing. YUM!

keto and low-carb hot dogs, sausages, and brats – Trader joes hebrew national franks

1. Hebrew National All Natural Beef Franks

12 grams Fat | 2 gram Carbs | 6 grams Protein | 140 Calories

With no added nitrates or nitrites (except naturally present in sea salt and celery powder), these dogs have a great kosher beef taste without the funky added ingredients.

2. Wellshire Farms Old Fashioned Beef Franks

20 grams Fat | 1 gram Carbs | 11 grams Protein | 230 Calories

Wellshire contains ONLY five ingredients. FIVE! Better yet, there are NO antibiotics, NO growth hormones, NO preservatives, and NO added nitrates or nitrites. That just leaves room for all of the great flavor. 

3. Ball Park Prime Beef Franks

20 grams Fat | 2 gram Carbs | 9 grams Protein | 230 Calories

Made with 100% USDA Prime Beef, these Ball Park Prime Beef Franks are made with NO artificial colors or flavors, NO by-products or fillers, and have NO added nitrates or nitrites! They plump up great on the grill, too!

4. Just FreshDirect 100% Grass-Fed Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dogs

12 grams Fat | 0 gram Carbs | 8 grams Protein | 150 Calories

Made from 100% USA grass-fed organic beef from family-run farms in the Pacific Northwest, these hot dogs are succulent, plump, and have no added nitrates or nitrites. 

5. Johnsonville Andouille Sausage

15 grams Fat | 1 gram Carbs | 7 grams Protein | 170 Calories

Johnsonville’s Andouille Smoked Sausage is made with NO artificial flavors or colors, NO MSG, and NO fillers…plus, they’re gluten-free! These are a favorite at my house, and we always keep them stocked in the fridge for busy mornings. They cook up on the stove in a pinch! 

keto and low-carb hot dogs, sausages, and brats – applegate organic at trader joes

6. Applegate Organics – The Great Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dogs

9 grams Fat | 0 gram Carbs | 7 grams Protein | 110 Calories

The Applegate Organics Beef hot dogs have NO chemical nitrates or nitrites, NO artificial ingredients or preservatives, NO fillers, and NO GMO ingredients. And because their beef is 100% grass-fed and pasture raised, there’s no ROOM for growth hormones or antibiotics – ever! 

7. Teton Waters Uncured Beef Hot Dogs

11 grams Fat | 1 gram Carbs | 7 grams Protein | 130 Calories

These delectable dogs are made with all grass-fed and grass-finished beef. There are NO hormones, NO antibiotics, NO nitrites or nitrates, NO MSG, and NO sugar…and they’re also gluten-free! Anyway, who’d ruin a delicious hot dog with gluten?

8. Saag’s All-Natural Chicken Bratwurst

11 grams Fat | 2 gram Carbs | 15 grams Protein | 170 Calories

Saag’s Naturals are made from farm-raised chickens that are free of added hormones and antibiotics. And with sauerkraut? Oh my goodness! So good!

9. Bilinski’s Organic Mild Italian Brats

4.5 grams Fat | 1 gram Carbs | 12 grams Protein | 90 Calories

These Mild Italian chicken sausages are SDA Certified Organic, made from free range, organic chickens fed a 100% vegetarian, antibiotic-free diet. Plus, they’re gluten-free, soy-free, casing-free, GMO-free, nitrate-free, nitrite-free, and contain no MSG! Better yet, since they’re fully cooked, you just heat and serve! 

10. Aidells Cajun Style Andouille Sausage

11 grams Fat | 1 gram Carbs | 15 grams Protein | 160 Calories

Add some gourmet Cajun kick to your barbecue! The lean pork is double smoked for a deep, rich flavor, and their special Creole spice blend tastes like Louisiana (if you don’t know what Louisiana tastes like, that’s on you). This sausage is gluten-free and made with NO nitrates, NO added hormones, and NO MSG. 

11. Kirkland Beef Polish Sausage Hot Dogs 

31 grams Fat | 4 gram Carbs | 17 grams Protein | 370 Calories

These are the same dogs Costco sold in their food courts until recently in some areas! These delicious, fully cooked dogs weigh in at 4 carbs, but at a quarter pound of beef per frank (these are 8% larger than a typical 4-ounce link), you’re getting a meal. Each 3.81-pound package contains 14 links without corn syrup, phosphates, or fillers. 

You can also whip up these low-carb Pigs in a Blanket and/or this Sausage Sheet Pan Meal! YUM!

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Comments 10

  1. Cindy B.

    Thank you for this list! I was thinking hotdogs were a big no no!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re SO welcome! 😉

  2. Mairi

    I need help! I’ve been staying below 20 net carbs (I deduct for fiber, but not sugar alcohols- didn’t know they were a thing) for 4 weeks. I just used a pee stick and it was light pink! LOW ketones! And I’ve only lost 3 pounds. VERY discouraged. Also, how much FAT should I be consuming?

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi, Mairi! If you’ve been staying below 20 net carbs for 4 weeks and have only lost three pounds, be sure you’re getting at least 75% of your calories for the day from fat. Also, start counting those fiber carbohydrates, and KEEP counting sugar alcohol carbohydrates, since those can trip people up sometimes. Go with 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbohydrates, and you should see the scale move again. Also, per a light pink stick, that’s great! It means you’re still losing. Keep it up!

    • Bryan Bailey

      I know this was a year ago but, don’t sweat the pee stick. If you’re religiously logging your carb intake, watching for hidden carbs, and staying under 20 carbs, you should be good. PEE STICKS only measure your EXCESS ketones being excreted through urine. If you’re burning and producing at similar rates, ketone sticks won’t be dark.

  3. Mairi

    Thank you for the help!

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      You’re welcome!

  4. Margaret

    Don’t some if these contain dextrose?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Margaret! I do find two of the above suggestions to contain less than 2% of dextrose. As always, be sure to choose the option that is best for you!

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