Bacon wrapped onion rings are dipped in sriracha for a spicy snack. The bacon is so crispy – you won’t miss the onion ring batter. They are a fun snack for parties or game days.
I made a few modifications, changing up the marinade and adding my sriracha glaze from my sriracha chicken wings to the bacon rings, which really made them glisten and sticky and gave them an extra spicy and sweet flavor boost.
If you love the taste of sriracha, I think you’ll enjoy this recipe. I love creative appetizers, and I’ll definitely make these bacon wrapped onion rings again.
- Soy sauce
- Cornstarch mixed with water
Onion: You will need a large onion for this recipe. I use a brown onion, but you can use a white onion, too.
Bacon: Use thin strips of bacon so they are easy to wrap around the onion rings. Thick-cut bacon will not work as well.
Honey: I like to warm the honey in the microwave for about 15 seconds. This will make it easier to mix with the sriracha.
Cornstarch and water: This makes a slurry that will thicken the glaze.
How to Make the Onion Rings
To make these, first slice the onion, making sure to preserve the rings. You will then separate the rings, keeping the larger ones to make the onion rings.
After each onion ring is wrapped in a slice of bacon, they are dipped in a honey sriracha sauce. They are then baked until the bacon is crispy. Another layer of glaze is then put on before serving.
- You can easily change up this recipe. You can use different kinds of bacon (like maple bacon, applewood smoked bacon, etc). Just make sure it’s thin bacon.
- Or, you can skip the sriracha glaze and use teriyaki glaze or your favorite BBQ sauce glaze.
- We love these as an appetizer, but I think they’d be so good served on a burger or sandwich, too.
- These onion rings are best when they are hot from the oven, but you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I recommend reheating them in an air fryer.
- You can assemble the onion rings ahead of time. You can wrap each ring in the bacon, place them on a plate or sheet pan, and cover it with plastic wrap. Keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake them. You can also mix up the glaze ahead of time and store it in a container.
- I think they’re great on their own, but you can serve them with a dip on the side, like ranch dressing.
More Party Appetizers
Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
- 1 large brown onion
- 20 slices of raw bacon
for the dipping sauce
- 1/4 cup honey heated in microwave for about 15 seconds
- 4 tbsp sriracha
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
for the glaze
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3-4 tbsp sriracha
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water
- fresh chopped cilantro optional
- Remove the outer skin of onion and slice rings about 1/2 inch thick (like the photo above). Separate rings, keeping two together for each separated ring (doubling up preserves the onion ring shape). Keep the larger rounds for making the onion rings. You can save the smaller onion parts for another recipe.
- To make the dipping sauce, combine honey, sriracha and soy sauce in a small bowl. Brush each onion lightly with the sauce.
- For each ring, you will need about 2 pieces of bacon. Wrap bacon around onion rings, tucking ends of bacon into the last wrapped section and then placing a toothpick through at the places where each bacon ends, in order to secure during cooking. You can also use skewers.
- Dunk each bacon-wrapped ring in sauce and then place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake onions for about 30 minutes. Then remove from oven and flip onions over, cooking for another 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Check in on the onions about 5 minutes before they are done to make sure your bacon is not charring too much. You may need to lower temperature or move to a lower shelf in the oven for the last few minutes if your bacon is charring too fast before it's finished being crispy. If your bacon is crispy but is not charred at all, you may need to adjust the temperature higher (about 15-25 degrees) for the last 2-3 minutes until you get a slight char.
- Remove bacon onion rings from oven and let the bacon cool slightly and crisp up further. While waiting, make the glaze. Add sriracha, honey and soy sauce to a small saucepan and bring to a low boil. In a small bowl, completely dissolve cornstarch in water and then add to boiling mixture. Stir until sauce is thickened and then turn off stove. Brush a light layer of glaze on each of the finished bacon rings before serving. Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.