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Baked Barbecue Onion Rings

While secretly flipping through a cookbook at my son’s soccer game last weekend, I came across a recipe for onion rings. In between whistle blowing and down-the-field dribbles, I conjured up my own way to make these onion rings. And I thought they might be good for an after-soccer weekend lunch… complete with BLT Egg Salad Sandwiches. Here they are: Baked Barbecue Onion Rings.

No need to get out the grill. These are onion rings dipped into an easy barbecue sauce mixture and then dipped in bread crumbs.

Once you’ve got ’em all dunked and ready to bake, you transfer them to a piping hot baking sheet that has been pre-heated along with the oven. Spray the onion rings lightly with a little bit of cooking spray (that’ll help give them the crisp you’re looking for).

They take a total of about 15 minutes to bake, turning to get all sides golden and crispy.

And if you’d like to serve them with an Egg Salad BLT, then that’s quite a nice idea, too.

Even avid ketchup eaters will agree, you don’t need any of that stuff to dunk your onion rings into… the bbq sauce provides plenty of flavor, with the sauce already “built-in” to the ring.

I have to say– we thought these onions rings were awesome. They were lightly crisp, great smoky/spicy flavor and they were not deep fried (yay!) And just for the record, I’m not recommending that you take your cookbooks to soccer games. You should be watching your kids play soccer πŸ˜‰

This recipe can be found here: Baked BBQ Onion Rings

*Note: to turn this into a gluten-free recipe, use a GF bbq sauce and GF flour and turn GF pretzels into crumbs to coat the rings.


  1. postedSep 16, 2010 3:13 AM

    Oh my gosh! What a fabulous treat. My hubby’s birthday is this weekend and I am so making these!!

  2. postedSep 16, 2010 3:51 AM

    I have got to give these a try! I’m a sucker for onion rings and baked with a built in bbq sauce? Heaven.

  3. postedSep 16, 2010 4:04 AM

    You just took onion rings to a level I didn’t know they could go! Thanks so much for sharing this one with us.

  4. postedSep 16, 2010 4:06 AM

    Those would be delish on top of a burger. I will have to whip up a batch this weekend.

  5. postedSep 16, 2010 4:40 AM

    This is genius. Sounds simple and AMAZING. Thanks for sharing!

  6. postedSep 16, 2010 5:09 AM

    Lori, these BBQ baked onion rings look amazing. This is my kind of way to “cheat” & yet there is no cheating involved. Love the idea of the built in BBQ sauce. xo

  7. postedSep 16, 2010 5:55 AM

    These are just plain awesome girl! YUM!

  8. postedSep 16, 2010 8:07 AM

    What a brilliant idea. I’m making these for my next Girls’ Night In!

  9. postedSep 16, 2010 9:02 AM

    I can’t wait to try these!

  10. postedSep 16, 2010 9:30 AM

    Uhhh, Yum! Can’t wait to give these a whirl!

  11. postedSep 16, 2010 9:41 AM

    yum they look delish and easy!

  12. postedSep 16, 2010 10:46 AM

    Brilliant! And I have to laugh that you snuck a cookbook to a soccer game. I might try it once basketball season starts. : )

  13. postedSep 16, 2010 1:47 PM

    I always look forward to my daughter’s ballet class once a week. It’s the only time I have to catch up on recipe mags.

    I haven’t had onion rings in so long because fried food rarely agrees with me. Excited about this one! Will be making them tomorrow.

  14. postedSep 16, 2010 3:29 PM

    Om nom nom. Those pictures look good enough to eat! I will definitely be trying this!

  15. postedSep 16, 2010 6:25 PM

    These look SO GOOD. I can’t wait to make them!

  16. postedSep 16, 2010 6:54 PM

    These look so good! I love that they are baked. I will be trying this soon!

  17. postedSep 16, 2010 8:39 PM

    Looks incredible and so much better than deep fry!!

  18. postedSep 16, 2010 9:10 PM

    consider me INSTANTLY HUNGRY! amazing.

  19. postedSep 16, 2010 9:16 PM

    Oh man! I LOVE homemade onion rings, but never even thought to smother them in BBQ first. BEST idea ever!!!

  20. postedSep 17, 2010 3:21 AM

    What a great idea. Onion rings are one of my faves, bet they taste great this way!

  21. postedSep 17, 2010 6:28 AM

    BRILLIANT! I am going to try the bbq sauce instead of eggs and flour with other things I bread – what a surprise with fried chicken this would be. Thank you!!!

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  23. postedSep 17, 2010 7:49 AM

    Wow. Those look fabulous, Lori! Never would have thought of it, either. I’m drooling….

  24. postedSep 17, 2010 8:09 AM

    So simple, yet looks so delicious!

  25. postedSep 17, 2010 9:21 AM

    Oh my! Fabulous! These look amazing! I think my husband would be in heaven with a big plate of these.

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  27. postedSep 18, 2010 10:02 AM

    Waw, …these baked bbq rings look so tasty!!

    Lovely food!

  28. postedSep 18, 2010 3:41 PM

    These look BETTER than the fried ones I can’t resist, so that’s saying A LOT! πŸ˜‰

  29. postedSep 18, 2010 6:08 PM

    Wow! ! made these today and they went great on my hamburger! thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  30. postedSep 20, 2010 6:03 PM

    I really like the sound of using the bbq sauce on the rings like that!

  31. postedSep 21, 2010 11:45 AM
    Chef Chuck

    That’s a “Onion Ring”

  32. postedSep 21, 2010 3:14 PM

    These are awesome! We had them for dinner last night! So good! Thank you for sharing!

  33. postedSep 23, 2010 6:43 AM

    Made these last night and they turned out awesome! I will be making more again tonight! Bf loved them!

  34. postedFeb 18, 2011 8:58 AM

    These look awesome! I love using the sauce as the coating – what a great idea!

  35. postedFeb 18, 2011 9:38 AM

    What an awesome idea! Love this!

  36. postedFeb 18, 2011 12:03 PM

    These look incredible! Can’t wait to try it.

  37. postedFeb 18, 2011 4:22 PM

    Oh my gosh, I love the addition of BBQ sauce! And the fact that they’re baked not fried – love it!

  38. postedApr 22, 2012 11:14 PM

    made these three times in the last week! my man and his buddies loved them! what a hit!

  39. postedMar 20, 2017 10:21 AM

    Those look amazing. Will certainly put those to the test. Love your recipes. Thanks.

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