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.
- Sweet Onion
- Sweet Rub (Rub of your choice)
- Sweet Chili Sauce (Optional)
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.