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!