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These Bacon Onion Rings are full of smokey bacon flavor with a crispy Doritos crust! They’re perfect for parties and Game Day get-togethers served with your favorite dipping sauce.

A stack of bacon onion rings with a crispy Doritos crust

When you want to take onion rings to a new level, then try this fusion of bacon, onions and Doritos chips! Yes, the idea is kind of outrageous, but the taste is out of this world!

You can make them in 30 minutes or less using the oven. That means easier cleanup with no need for deep frying!

How to Make Bacon Onion Rings

To make bacon onion rings, you’r simply slicing a large yellow or white onion into rings about 1/2-inch wide. Then wrap each ring with two strips of bacon to look like this:

Next, you’ll be making the Doritos crust. Pulverize the chips by placing in a ziptop bag and pounding into coarse crumbs using a mallet or rolling pin. You can also use a food processor or blender if you prefer.

Pulverizing chips using a resealable plastic bag and a rolling pin

Now brush each bacon onion ring with lightly beaten egg and dredge in the Doritos crumbs to form the crust. Bake for about 25 minutes in the lower third of a 375°F oven.

The goal is to cook the bacon through without browning the chips too much in order to get a nice golden color.

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Bacon Onion Rings with Doritos Crust

These Bacon Onion Rings have a Doritos Crust for a crispy treat full of smokey bacon flavor! The perfect party appetizer for Game Day and other get-togethers served with your favorite dipping sauce.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large white onion
  • 12 strips bacon, standard or thin cut
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 oz Doritos or similar chips
  • dipping sauces: salsa, sour cream etc., optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat and set aside. Beat eggs in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Add chips to a ziplock bag or food processor and pulverize into crumbs. Put crumbs into a small bowl.
  • Peel onion and slice into large 3/4 inch rings. Wrap each ring tightly with two strips of bacon. Repeat for remaining rings.
  • Brush rings with eggs. Then dredge each ring in crumbs and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes in the lower third of the oven. Remove from oven. Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Onion Rings with Doritos Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 666mg28%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon onion rings, doritos onion rings
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Bacon Onion Rings with a Doritos Crust - crispy on the outside with delicious smokey flavors! Perfect as a party appetizer for Game Day and holidays.