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Burger Stuffed Onion Rings getting dipped in a white sauce.
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Burger Stuffed Onion Rings

Burger Stuffed Onion Rings for a fun, onion ring style recipe.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 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


  • 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!



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