Recipe Image

Southwest Beer Batter Onion Rings

Thick and fluffy onion rings with a southwest flavor.

Favorites Icon

2 Favorites

Follow Icon

6 Follow


See the recipe in the Cooksy Companion App

Apple App Store ImageGoogle Play Store Image

Don't have a cooksy yet? You need one to follow this recipe.

Equipment List

  • 3 qt non stick pot
  • Medium bowl
  • Small bowl q:2
  • baking rack
  • Paper towels
  • Plate
  • Tongs


  • Batter
    • 2 c Flour
      - Split 1-1/4 c and 3/4 c
    • 2 tsp Baking Powder
    • 2-1/4 tsp Taco Seasoning
    • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
    • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp Chipotle Pepper Ground
    • 12 oz Can of Beer
      - Used a Red Ale but you can use what you have
  • 4 Vidalia Onions
  • 2 c Buttermilk
    - May need more to cover the cut onions.
  • Cilantro Ranch Dip
    • 3 Tbsp cilanto
      - chopped
    • 1 c Ranch Dressing
      - ready made from the bottle
    • 1 lime
      - juiced
    • 1/4 tsp cumin
      - ground
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 c sour cream
  • 48 oz canola oil
    - vegetable oil works too

Preparation Instructions

  • Measure and prepare ingredients. Set aside.
    Step Image
  • Cut onion into 1/2" whole circles.
    Step Image
  • Place cut onions in a bowl. Pour buttermilk over the onions. Mix so buttermilk is covering all the onions. Cover with a clear wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
    Step Image
  • While onions are soaking, make the batter. In a medium bowl, add 1-1/4 c flour, baking powder, taco seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and chipotle pepper. Combine.Then slowly add the beer to the bowl. Combine. Cover bowl with clear wrap and place in the refridgerator for 30 minutes.
    Step Image
  • Make dipping sauce - in a small bowl, combine cilantro, ranch dressing, lime juice, cumin, garlic powder, and sour cream.
  • After 30 minutes, take the batter out of the refrigerator. Take the onions out. Place the remaining 3/4 c flour into a shallow plate.
    Step Image
  • While oil heats to the right temperature, you are going to dip an onion ring in the flour then into the batter then, then drop directly into the hot oil.
    Step Image
  • Place pot on stovetop and add 48 oz of oil

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat to 349°F
  • Place 3 battered onions in the oil
  • Flip ingredients
  • Remove from oil

Finishing Instructions

  • Serve onion rings and dipping sauce immediately.