KANSAS CITY — With grilling season in full swing, food and beverage manufacturers are offering new takes on backyard barbecue staples for summer.

To top burgers, Sargento Foods is launching Sargento Creamery cheese slices in natural cheddar cheese and baby Swiss natural cheese varieties. The cheeses are made with added cream to aid in melting, Sargento said.

Adding some heat to the classic barbecue side of baked beans is Bush Brothers & Co. New Bush’s Sweet Heat Baked Beans blend brown sugar, spices and jalapeño with navy beans.

Offering a new protein combination to throw on the grill, Diestel Family Ranch is debuting Ultimate Turkey Burgers with Uncured Bacon. The frozen patties combine turkey with Pederson’s Natural Farms’ no sugar, nitrate- and nitrite-free pork bacon.

For a keto-friendly companion to hot dogs, Alpha Baking Company, Inc.’s Natural Ovens Bakery brand is rolling out Keto-Friendly Hot Dog Buns. Made with wheat and oat fiber, the buns feature one net carb per serving.

“We've heard from retailers that keto sales don't show signs of slowing down, and customers are looking for keto-friendly options to complement their favorite summer meals, like hot dogs and other grilled favorites,” said Tim Lotesto, senior director of national retail key accounts for Alpha Baking. “Natural Ovens Keto-Friendly Hot Dog Buns provide carb conscious consumers with a way to enjoy classic summertime meals, without having to worry about net carbs. In short, these buns rise to the carb-conscious and taste challenge.”

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