Onion rings are an American classic. How can you make it better? You can wrap them in bacon! Add a couple sauces and you have yourself a tasty appetizer or tailgating dish!
Video for this recipe -> https://youtu.be/Ln_sR74AN54
- 4 - 6 sweet onions
- 1 package bacon
- 2 TB Sriracha sauce
- Honey Hog BBQ Rub (substitute your favorite sweet BBQ rub)
- 1 C your fav BBQ sauce
Prepare your smoker at a temperature of 250 degrees. I prefer hickory wood for this cook, but honestly many different woods would be fine.
These can also be cooked in an oven or grilled directly. However, when grilled directly, the onions are often not as tender as desired.
Slice onions into ½ slices. Pop the middles out of the slices leaving the 2 outer “rings.”
Brush the Sriracha sauce liberally on each of the onion rings.
Wrap the slices of bacon around the onion ring. It will take approximately 2-3 pieces of bacon per onion ring.
Lightly season the outside of the onion ring with our Honey Hog BBQ rub.
Smoke or cook the onion rings for 90 minutes. You will know they are done when the bacon looks just right.
Lightly sauce the onion rings with your favorite bbq sauce 10 minutes before you remove them from the cooker.
Remove, allow to cool for 10 - 15 minutes and enjoy!