Sunday, 6 April 2014

Bacon wrapped Rotisserie Rabbit on the BBQ

Well I was given a fresh rabbit from my father in law. I never cooked one of them on the BBQ before. So after consulting with friends I came up with the following recipe and method of cooking on the BBQ. I decided to cook it on the rotisserie on my Kamado Joe BBQ. Well this is a little bit of work but it’s totally worth the time and effort! Well let’s get cooking shall we! 


  • 1 rabbit, skinned and gutted 
  • 1 pack of Bacon
  • 1 Onion cut in quarters
  • 2 Tbsp. kosher salt 
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar 
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cup Water
  • Fresh parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Olive Oil

  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder 
  • 1 TBSP Cayenne Pepper 
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ TBSP Paprika 
  • 1/2 TBSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TBSP Freshly Ground Black Pepper 


Make a brine by dissolving the kosher salt, black pepper, parsley into the vinegar. Pour the brine over the rabbit in a shallow dish and add 2 cups water if not enough water add more to cover. Let sit for at least one hour;
Rabbit in brine

Preheat the BBQ to 250 degrees;

Remove the rabbit from brine and pat dry and remove access fat;

Pat Rabbit Dry

Mix together garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, onion powder, kosher salt, and pepper. Brush some olive oil evenly on rabbit then season the rabbit evenly with the prepared rub and stuff with onion;

 Brush olive oil on Rabbit
Coat evenly with rub
Stuff with onion

Now wrap the rabbit with a bacon weave and secure with butcher twine;

 Bacon weave
Bacon wrapped rabbit

Apply some more rub to the bacon wrapped rabbit;

Place the rabbit on the rotisserie on the BBQ and add cherry wood chunk to hot coals;

Place Rabbit on rotisserie 

After approximately two hours or until it reaches internal temp of 160 F, remove the rabbit from the rotisserie. The last 20 minutes of cook mop BBQ sauce of choice on the rabbit every 5 minutes;

 Check out the osom color!

 Basting with BBQ sauce

When completed mop with more barbecue sauce and serve.

Happy Grilling and Bonne Appetite! 


  1. Looks like an awesome recipe! In hindsight, are there any changes to prep, ingredients, cooking time, etc. that you make the next time you make bacon-wrapped rabbit on the rotisserie?