Rings of Fire Burgers

  • BBQ Type: Grill
  • Fuel: Charcoal
  • Cooking Time: 35 min to 45 min
  • Makes 4 portions



  • 1 ½ lb - Ground beef
  • ¼ cup - Steak sauce
  • ½ tbsp - Ground black pepper
  • 4 Slices of pepper jack cheese
  • 4 Burger buns
  • Lettuce, tomatoes and your favorite choice of condiments

Rings of Fire

  • 1 Large onion
  • 1 lb - Hardwood smoked bacon
  • 4 oz - Habanero hot sauce


  1. Combine the bacon and habanero hot sauce and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours;
  2. Preheat your grill for a two zone cooking – having hot coals on one half and nothing on the other;
  3. Cut the onion into onion rings of about 1 inch think; Wrap the marinated bacon slices around each onion rings – it may take up to 3 slices per ring;
  4. Place the bacon rings for indirect grilling and toss a handful of wood chips onto hot coals for smoking; Cook for 30 minutes at between 350°F and 400°F;
  5. Mix the ground beef, steak sauce and ground pepper and form 4 equal burger patties;
  6. Place the patties on the grill over direct heat and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side; Add the cheese about 1 minutes before removing the burgers from the grill;
  7. Assemble with grilled burger buns, bacon rings and your favorite choice of condiments.

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