Super Bowl Rings


  • 3-4 sweet onions, large
  • 2 lbs. bacon, thin sliced
  • Barbecue sauce *
  • Dry rub *
  • Dipping sauce *
  • Wood chips or pellets

*see below


  1. Cut about ¼ inch from the root end and the stem end. It will be flat on both sides.
  2. Peel the skin from the outside of the onions.
  3. Cut the onion into ½ inch pieces. You should get 3-4 slices from each onion.
  4. By using rings that are 2 layers thick, it’s a lot more robust and hold together better.
  5. Brush the top and sides of each one with the barbecue sauce.
  6. Sprinkle rub on the top and sides of each ring.
  7. Flip the rings over and repeat the sauce and rub on the other side to complete this step.
  8. Hold the sauced and rubbed onion ring in one hand and manipulate a piece of bacon around the edges of the ring.
  9. When you finish with one slice of bacon, begin another one, going in the same direction.
  10. Each onion ring, depending on the size will take from 2-3 pieces of bacon.
  11. Apply a generous amount of rub to the top and sides.
  12. Set up your smoker for cooking at about 240°F.
  13. Place the racks of onion rings on the smoker grate and let them cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until the bacon gets to the right color and is somewhat crisp.
  14. Serve with dipping sauce.

*Just about any combination of BBQ sauce, dry rub and dipping sauce will do. I used a Bourbon BBQ sauce, a dry rub I use for pork and a dipping sauce made with wing sauce and mayo