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Five stacked bacon wrapped onion rings.
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Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

These Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings are everything you could ever want and more from a side dish. If you're a fan of onion rings, DO NOT pass this recipe up! It's a little ring of pure, unadulterated goodness (wrapped in bacon!).
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
Servings: 6 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)



  • Preheat the smoker. Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees F.
  • Slice the onion into rings. Slice your onions into 3/4 inch thick slices. Separate the rings so that two rings remain together, this will give you sturdier onion rings that will hold up during cooking. You will likely get two rings out of each slice. Discard or save the smaller inside sections of the onions for stock, soup, etc.
  • Wrap the onion rings in bacon and season. Wrap each onion ring with a slice of bacon. The larger rings may require two pieces of bacon to cover them completely. Tuck the ends of the bacon, or secure with a toothpick, if necessary. Season all sides of the bacon wrapped onion ring with sweet rub.
  • Smoke the bacon wrapped onion rings. Place the onion rings on the smoker and close the lid. Plan to smoke for 90 minutes total. Flip the onion rings at the 45 minute mark, and then start checking for doneness after 75 minutes. If you like softer bacon, you can pull these off sooner, or if you like your bacon more rendered and slightly crisp, let them go a bit longer. After 90 minutes, you'll have nicely rendered, bite through bacon with a slight crisp. If you want crispier bacon, you can increase the heat on your grill or smoker  to 400 degrees F for the last few minutes, just keep an eye on the sugars in the seasoning so they don't burn.
  • Cool and serve. Remove your finished bacon wrapped onion rings from the smoker and allow to cool just slightly before serving. Fantastic as a side dish, appetizer, or topping for a burger.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg