Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Smoked Bacon Onion Rings or "OINKIONS"


This is one of my new favorite appetizers on GAMEDAY and couldn't be easier. We all love onion rings and I have yet to meet anyone that dislikes bacon, so why not combine the 2? You will love the way these take on the smoke flavor and melt in your mouth after a 90 minute cook.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Sweet Onion
  • Bacon
  • Sweet Rub (Rub of your choice)
  • Sweet Chili Sauce (Optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Slice onion into 1/2 inch pieces and separate. Leave 2 or 3 rings on each portion. Wrap with thinly sliced bacon. Wrap these as tight as you can. This will help them crisp up during the smoke.


Once you have them wrapped, I like to put a toothpick in the side to keep the bacon from unwrapping.  Sprinkle with some sweet rub and they are ready for the smoker/grill.


 I ran these at 300 degrees with some pecan wood along side the brisket I was cooking. It doesn't take long for these to start getting some nice color and filling the air with smells of BACON-GREATNESS!!!


After about 90 minutes, they are done. You can start munching on them as is, if you want. 


I went one step further and added some Sweet Chili Sauce.  After 5 minutes, they have a nice layer of sweet and spicy, sticky gooey-goodness. 


These are a winner and will keep your bacon loving guests happy.  Let me know what you think and if you have any pics, please forward.  Thanks for stopping by.

36 comments:

  1. Joe, made these last night on my BGE. My guests said they were KILLER! Thanks!

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    1. Glad they worked out. Thanks for stopping by,

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  2. Tried it with and without. Gotta have the sauce.

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    1. Agreed completely! Thanks for the comment.

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  3. Can't wait to try these tomorrow

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    1. Hope they turned out well. The sweet chili sauce is the kicker.

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  4. I'm so using this recipe for my site. I'll give a link back, my friend

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    1. Grill On ya Fool. :) Glad you like it. It's a favorite for sure.

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  5. Loving this recipe! Making it yet again....the wife is very happy.

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    1. Thanks Chris. This is a favorite for tailgates. I can't wait to try some HAHT JAM on these next time.

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  6. just found your site - do you have a facebook too? My son in law is a CRAZY Michigan boy. His birthday is Friday and he does "paleo" and i am going to make him those bacon onion rings !

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    1. Hey Linda, Sorry, I don't have FB any longer. Congrats on having such a great Son in Law. Sounds like he chooses wisely. :) He will love the Bacon Onion Rings. They are tasty buggers. Make sure to cut them in thick double rings as they will hold up better this way. I have a birthday MMMGOBLUBBQ.COM Koozie for your son in law if you send me a mailing address. Use the "Contact Me" link to send.

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  7. We live in a retirement community where outdoor grills are not permitted. I want to put these in a hot oven, or maybe under the broiler? Or, do they need to be at a medium heat if fixed in the oven? Anybody know? Any ideas how long?

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    1. Hey Audrey,

      I would cook them in the oven at 300 for about 90 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. I would put them on a rack above the pan so the grease will drip and allow the bacon to get crispy. Hope you enjoy them. They are tasty. Thanks for posting.

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  8. Can you do this in an oven?

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    1. Yes. I would cook them in the oven at 300 for about 90 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. I would put them on a rack above the pan so the grease will drip and allow the bacon to get crispy. Hope you enjoy them. They are tasty. Thanks for posting.

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  9. Will you marry me? I'm sure my husband won't mind! LOL

    Check out my favorite site http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/ (check out her "breakfast fatty". I think she has competition now.

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    1. HAHA. I love http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/. It's one of my favorite sites. She is great. I've gained 10 lbs alone from the site. :)

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    2. Oh my, just read the wontons. Pity it's raining. I can fire up the grill, just don't want to go to the store in this mess. :)

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  10. I'm going to have to try these. They look great.

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    1. Let me know what you think. They are tasty for sure.

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  11. Hey Joe just tried these and they are killer, didn't last long at my house and they were wanting more. I smoked half of them with sweet baby ray's and the other half with the sweet chili sauce and everyone agreed that the sweet chili sauce was the best and I agree. Awesome recipe thanks for sharing, will definately be making these again.

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    1. Hey Billy,

      I'm glad you liked. I've also tried them with Sweet Baby Rays sauce and while they are good, there is something about the sweet chili sauce that puts them over the top. Send pics next time and I'll get them loaded. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I was going to leave pics but not sure how to do it.

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  13. i have a potluck and will be making them the night before, how are they the next day?

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    1. I have never made them and kept them overnight. I do not think the bacon or onion will stay crisp. I think they will become limp and soggy. Let me know how they turn out if you do make them.

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  14. Made these today in my WSM. The chili sauce was definitely the way to go! Rich but delish!

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  15. Hey Joe, these things are what my bacon related fantasies are all about!

    I plan to use them in an up-coming blog post about the most ridiculous burger I can think about! Lets just say it will consist of these Oinkions (I'll link back), jalapeno's, and mac n' cheese! Oh, it's going to be off the chain good!

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    1. Sounds great Jeff. send pics once they are done. I love a great burger.

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  16. I definitely want to make these. I have Celiac Disease and want to make my own sweet chili sauce. Can you tell me how to make the sauce? or a link to a recipe that is close to what you use?

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  17. Sorry, I just saw this comment. I use a store bought product. Any sweet chili sauce will do.

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  18. Love your creative ideas... This looks like a winner!

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  19. Thank you for this awesome recipe.I love how bright and colourful this and it looks so inviting and delicious!

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  20. These are great - thanks for the recipe! Any guess as to how long to cook @250F? Was thinking next time to throw some on with the ribs.

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    1. At 250, id go about 75-90 mins. I actually prefer to cook these at 325 for 45 mins. After lots of tinkering, I like the hot and fast method best.

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