Grill Up Cheesy Jalapeño Hot Dogs for a Simple and Spicy Twist

Cheesy Jalapeno Hot Dogs

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 20 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 4 extra large/long jalapenos (or 8 shorter ones)
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 4 hot dogs
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

1

Heat your grill to medium-high.

2

Slice the hot dogs in half lengthwise to result in eight halves.

3

Cut strips off of the American cheese that fit the width of a hot dog and place the slices on top of four of the hot dog halves. Then top each hot dog half with another hot dog half, creating a hot dog & cheese “sandwich.”

4

Cut off the top and bottom off of each jalapeno, and use a butter knife or paring knife to core out the seeds and rind inside. You’ll have either four long jalapeno “tubes” or eight short ones.

5

Slide one long jalapeno tube or two short tubes over each cheesy hot dog.

6

Spray the non-stick cooking spray onto the grill and place the jalapeno dogs onto the grill. Close the lid and cook. Turn each dog every 3-4 minutes or so to ensure it’s cooked thoroughly on each side.

7

When the pepper is softened to your liking (typically about 10 to 15 minutes), remove from the grill and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 208 Calories | 17.2g Fat | 3.6g Total Carbs | 0.8g Fiber | 7.7g Protein | 2.8g Net Carbs

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Try stuffing hot dogs with cheese and wrapping with a jalapeno pepper for a spicy twist!

grilling jalapeno wrapped hot dogs

Craving jalapeño poppers? You can still enjoy that zesty flavor.

If you can’t get enough of ooey gooey melty cheese paired with the spicy and crunchy jalapeno peppers, we’ve got the best summertime recipe for you. Elevate your next outdoor cookout with keto-friendly jalapeno hot dogs! The result is a savory low-carb hot dog that isn’t too spicy while satisfying your desire for the delectable flavors.

slicing hot dogs in half

The concept is not only simple, but such a fun switch up to traditional grilled hot dogs! The jalapeno pepper takes the place of carb-heavy buns making these dogs easy to eat. Plus, this method will have all of your friends thinking, “why didn’t I think of that sooner!”

keto jalapeno hot dogs on plate

Hip tips for making the best keto jalapeño hot dogs:

    • Wear kitchen gloves to avoid painful hot pepper burn when working with jalapenos.
    • The longer you cook the jalapenos, the less spicy they’ll be. If you want them super spicy, leave them pretty crispy on the outside, but if you’re seeking only a medium amount of heat, grill until quite soft.
    • No grill? No problem! You can cook them in a pan over medium heat on the stove – just keep the lid on to soften the peppers.
    • We tried this with a few different kinds of cheese, and they all work well, so consider adding some variety to the filling.
    • These dogs are heartier than they look – even if you normally eat more than one hot dog, just one of these may fill you up!

adding cheese to jalapeno hot dog

stuffing a hot dog with cheese

holding a stuffed cheese hot dog

keto jalapeno wrapped hot dogs on grill


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Cheesy Jalapeno Hot Dogs

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 20 MINUTES

Try this twist on a classic grilled hot dog by stuffing it with cheese and wrap with a jalapeño pepper!

Ingredients

  • 4 extra large/long jalapenos (or 8 shorter ones)
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 4 hot dogs
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

1

Heat your grill to medium-high.

2

Slice the hot dogs in half lengthwise to result in eight halves.

3

Cut strips off of the American cheese that fit the width of a hot dog and place the slices on top of four of the hot dog halves. Then top each hot dog half with another hot dog half, creating a hot dog & cheese “sandwich.”

4

Cut off the top and bottom off of each jalapeno, and use a butter knife or paring knife to core out the seeds and rind inside. You’ll have either four long jalapeno “tubes” or eight short ones.

5

Slide one long jalapeno tube or two short tubes over each cheesy hot dog.

6

Spray the non-stick cooking spray onto the grill and place the jalapeno dogs onto the grill. Close the lid and cook. Turn each dog every 3-4 minutes or so to ensure it’s cooked thoroughly on each side.

7

When the pepper is softened to your liking (typically about 10 to 15 minutes), remove from the grill and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 208 Calories | 17.2g Fat | 3.6g Total Carbs | 0.8g Fiber | 7.7g Protein | 2.8g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

grilling keto hot dogs with jalapenos

Don’t forget the condiments!

You can either drizzle your favorite condiments onto the dogs as you would on a bun, or you can dip each bite into your favorite sauce!

jalapeno stuffed hot dog with cheese on plate served ready to eat


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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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  1. Sally Davison

    Absolutely a great recipe, the flavors were amazing, we dipped them in deli spicy mustard. Just a hint: if you find it difficulty stuffing the hot dog in the jalapeño, which I did, no worries I put a slit down the back and fitted over the hot dog like a sleeve and that worked as well. This will definitely be something we have on a regular bases.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Sally!! Thanks so much for the tip!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it♥

  2. Ambermc

    Made them tonight- super quick and a great twist on a hot dog!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s so great! Yum!

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