We saw the Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings on Facebook and had to have a closer look. You’ll see that I made some changes to fit in with what I had in mind. So, we made these for our Date Night and filled them with sautéed garlicky mushrooms. We call them Bacon Rings, what a treat, this is our take on the bacon ring burger.
Bacon Ring Burger
GMG Gold Pellets
2 1/2 lbs Hamburger
1 1/2 tbsp Elk Creek BBQ Hog Knuckle Honey Chipotle
Condiments and toppings of your choice
3/4 lbs Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp Fresh Garlic, minced
3 tbsp Shallots or Green Onions, sliced
1 tbsp Butter
5 Large Sweet Onion Slices
1/2 c Kosmo's Q Sweet Apple Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Elk Creek BBQ Hog Knuckle Honey Chipotle
1 lb Bacon
Mix the rub and hamburger and make your patties. Then, place them in the refrigerator. (Burgers hold together better if they go on the grill cold)
Sauté the mushrooms, garlic shallots in the butter and set them aside. Put them on the grill when the burgers go on to heat up.
Coat the onion rings with the Kosmo's Q Sweet Apple Chipotle BBQ Sauce and season with the Hog Knuckle Honey Chipotle Rub.
Wrap each onion ring with 3 strips of bacon and secure with your toothpicks. Yes, 3 strips of bacon.
I smoked these for an hour at 225° degrees (107°c). Pull them off the grill and turn it up to 350° degrees (174°c) for the burgers.
We put the burgers on for 6 minutes a side with a quarter turn at 3 minutes.
Top with cheese and bacon ring. Then, fill the bacon ring with the mushrooms.
Build your burger and Enjoy!