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Burger Stuffed Onion Rings getting dipped in a white sauce.

To start the recipe, I stuffed sliced onion rings with ground beef and shredded cheese. Next, I wrapped bacon around the rings to hold everything in place. Then seasoned the bacon wrapped, beef stuffed onion rings so they were ready to be placed on the smoker. Once they were finished, I glazed them with BBQ Sauce and served them with my version of a zesty sauce.

Believe it or not, these delicious onion rings only need 30 minutes of prep time and 1 hour of cooking time to serve up to four people. Alright, let’s dive in.

Why You’ll Love Burger-Stuffed Onion Rings

This viral recipe combines tender beef, shredded cheese, smoked bacon, and thick rings of juicy onion. The jalapeño garnish will bring out a spicy flavor that will keep you coming back for more!

Looking for more easy recipes for your next cookout? Try our Bacon Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers, Beer Cheese Smash Burgers, and Smoked Pizza Burgers.

Burger-Stuffed Onion Rings Ingredients

To create the burger meat filling you’ll stuff the onion rings with, all you need is some ground beef and shredded cheese.

The garnished and served Burger Stuffed Onion Rings.

Then, for the onion rings, you’ll start out with yellow onions or sweet onions (your choice). You’ll also need slices of bacon, your favorite BBQ rub, favorite BBQ sauce and sliced jalapeños, for garnish.

Finally, for the zesty sauce, you’ll combine mayonnaise, prepared horseradish, dijon mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, white sugar, white vinegar, lemon juice, cayenne powder, and kosher salt.

How to Make Burger-Stuffed Onion Rings

Prepare the Onion Rings

Let’s dive into this unique, tasty recipe! First, begin by peeling the outside layer of your onions and slicing into 1” thick onion rings. Grab 6-8 of the largest “rings” and inside “rings” to make the outside shape for our burger-stuffed onion rings. 

Stuffing the onion rings with the burger filling.

Next, in a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef and shredded cheese. Take an outside ring and grab a handful of the hamburger mixture and place it in the center. Shape the ground beef mixture to the outside of the onion then place the smaller onion ring into the ground beef to make a “donut” shape. 

Next, curl a bacon slice around the inner and outer rings of each donut, so that the bacon covers up the entire onion ring. Set each wrapped and stuffed onion ring on a baking tray. 

The wrapped burger stuffed onion rings.

Repeat these steps until you have used all the remaining rings, or you have all the burger-stuffed onion rings you’d like.

Then, season all the Burger Stuffed Onion Rings with your favorite BBQ Seasoning and set in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

Seasoning the wrapped onion rings.

Create the Special Sauce

While those are setting, in a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the Zesty Sauce and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Mixing together the sauce for dipping.

Fire Up the Grill!

Now it’s time to cook these bad boys! Preheat your smoker at medium heat for indirect cooking at 275 degrees F. Add some wood chunks or chips for added smoke flavor if you like.

Finally, place onion rings on the smoker to cook indirectly for 45-60 minutes or until the center of the beef’s internal temperature is 165F.

Basting the burger stuffed onion rings with bbq sauce.

In the last 10 minutes, drizzle your favorite BBQ sauce over the top and glaze the onion rings. Once the BBQ sauce is “tacky” and each beef onion ring is done, pull off and let cool for 5 minutes.

Serve the stuffed rings by garnishing with slices of jalapenos, zesty dipping sauce on the side and enjoy!

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Burger Stuffed Onion Rings Tips and Tricks

I recommend utilizing cold bacon and cold ground beef, because if they are warm they will be more malleable, and won’t hold well.

Also, even though we are cooking these burger stuffed onion rings indirectly, still keep an eye on the flames from the fire. We don’t want a bacon fat flame flare up.

The finished dish on the smoker getting ready to be pulled off so we can serve them.

Finally, no one wants drippy onion rings. To absorb excess oil, place a layer of paper towels on top of a baking sheet. Place each finished beef-stuffed onion ring on top of the paper towels to end up with the crispiest onion rings you can get!

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

If you just can’t eat all of these delicious onion rings in one sitting, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the oven or in an air fryer for maximum freshness.

Dipping one of the rings in the sauce.

What to Serve with Burger-Stuffed Onion Rings

This recipe is a delicious standalone, since it combines onion rings with burgers, bacon, and jalapeños. But if you’d like to enjoy something on the side, some tasty sweet corn, potato salad, or other cookout favorites would be perfect alongside this dish.

Recipe FAQ’s 

Could I Substitute a Different Type of Meat?

Sure, any ground meat will work well for this recipe. If you have some ground chicken, turkey, or venison around, you can use them instead. Just keep in mind that the flavor profile will be different.

Why Is My Beef Falling Off the Onion Rings?

If you’re trying to create this recipe but the meat just won’t stick, pop it back into the fridge for a while. Cold beef works better than lukewarm beef because it is less mushy.

Can I Grill These Onion Rings Instead of Smoking Them?

You can definitely cook these onions right on the grill, but they might be missing some of that smokey flavor. Make sure to check the internal temperature of each burger-stuffed onion ring to make sure the beef is cooked through before taking them off the grill.

Cooking them directly also increases your possibility for flare ups. So make sure to keep an eye on that too.

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Burger Stuffed Onion Rings getting dipped in a white sauce.

Burger Stuffed Onion Rings

Burger Stuffed Onion Rings for a fun, onion ring style recipe.
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients 

Burger:

  • 1.5 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese

Onion Ring:

  • 3-4 Whole Onions ideally yellow or white
  • 2 lbs Sliced Bacon
  • ¾ cup Favorite BBQ Rub
  • 1.5 cups Favorite BBQ Sauce for glaze
  • Sliced Jalapeños for garnish

Zesty Sauce

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Prepared Horseradish
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • ½ tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp White Sugar
  • 1.5 tsp White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Powder
  • Kosher Salt to taste

Instructions 

  • Begin by peeling the outside layer of your onions and slicing into 1” thick onion rings.
  • Grab 6-8 of the largest “rings” and inside “rings” to make the outside shape for our burger stuffed onion rings.
  • In a bowl, mix together the ground beef and shredded cheese.
  • Take an outside ring and grab a handful of ground beef and place it in the center.
  • Shape the ground beef to the outside of the onion then place the smaller inside ring into the ground beef to make a “donut” shape.
  • Next, wrap bacon around the outside and set on a tray. Repeat these steps until you have all the burger stuffed onion rings you like.
  • Next, season all the Burger Stuffed Onion Rings with your favorite BBQ Seasoning and set in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
  • In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the Zesty Sauce and place in the fridge till ready to serve.
  • Preheat your smoker for indirect cooking at 275F. Add some wood chunks or chips for added smoke flavor if you like.
  • Add the burger stuffed onion rings to the smoker to cook for 45-60 minutes or until they are 165F internal.
  • In the last 10 minutes, drizzle your favorite bbq sauce over the top and glaze the onion rings.
  • Once the BBQ sauce is “tacky” and the rings are done, pull off and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Serve by garnishing with slices of jalapenos, zesty sauce on the side and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 2081kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 173g | Saturated Fat: 54g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 41g | Monounsaturated Fat: 66g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 3487mg | Potassium: 1361mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 6mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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