Appetizers & Side Dishes

Chili Spiced Onion Rings

Prep Time: 40 min  |  Cook Time: 25 min  |  Servings: 8  |  Calories: 441
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Chili Spiced Onion Rings
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
25 min

Make your very own pub-style onion rings at home. We’ve perfected our recipe using luscious Spanish onions, buttermilk, zesty spices and Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese for added zesty flavor. Each bite encompasses all of your favorite onion ring flavors without missing a single beat.

  • 4 large Spanish onions, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices and separated into rings
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon guajillo chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  1. Place onion rings in buttermilk in large bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar, chili powder, paprika, cumin and 4 teaspoons salt in jar with shaker top; set aside.
  2. Prepare fondue by melting butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour and cook , stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. When mixture begins to bubble, stir in cheese and remove from heat. Cover to keep warm.
  3. Preheat oil to 365°F. Drain onion rings in colander. Combine remaining flour with remaining salt and pepper. Dredge onion rings in flour and cook 1 to 2 minutes until golden. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all onion rings are cooked. Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar mixture and serve with Mexican Cheese Fondue.

Serving Size 8

Calories 441

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 14.20g 22%
Sat. Fat 8.50g 41%
Mono Unsat. Fat 1.90g
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.50g
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 1164mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 198RE
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Calcium 365mg 35%
Iron 3mg 17%