With summer rolling in already many of us are preparing for vacations, long weekends and cook-outs with friends and family. If you’re looking for a way to put a new twist on a summer favorite, then you will need to ditch the grill in place of a more traditional frying pan when making these 420 Buttery Bacon Burgers.
Buttery Bacon Burgers:
- 1 ½ pounds Ground Beef
- 8-10 oz Real Bacon Bits
- 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Minced Onion
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Garlic Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- Evergreen Organix Homemade Cannabutter
- Brioche Buns, Sesame Seed Buns, or Potato Rolls
- Sliced Deli Cheese (Cheddar, Colby Jack or Pepper Jack gets bonus points!)
- Choice of Sauces: Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo or BBQ
- Veggies: Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickles
Ground Beef Mixture:
Combine in a bowl ground beef, bacon bits, minced garlic, minced onion, garlic salt and pepper in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. Form preferred sized burger patty’s.
In a frying pan on medium-low heat 1-2 tablespoons of Evergreen Organix Homemade Cannabutter.
Fry bacon burgers in the cannabutter on medium heat until medium-well (or desired “wellness”) – adding additional cannabutter to the pan 1 tablespoon at a time as needed.
Lightly butter your chosen bun with Evergreen Organix Homemade Cannabutter and toast in a toaster oven or conventional oven on 350 or until lightly toasted.
Once your burgers are cooked set aside to cool and place cheese on them if desired to give it time to melt – then build your burgers with your preferred toppings and enjoy!
Depending on your tastes, you may want to include optional additional seasonings such as onion powder (recommended ½ teaspoon) or garlic powder (recommended ½ teaspoon).
If you prefer your burgers extra cheesy then consider adding ½ – 1 cup of shredded cheese to the ground beef mixture along with your bacon bits, minced onion and minced garlic.
You could also sauté some of your toppings – onions and tomato – in cannabutter prior to building your epic 420 Buttery Bacon Burger for extra flavor and even more of that added kick!
If you feel like this dish may be too strong, or not strong enough, with the designated amount of cannabutter then feel free to adjust to your needs – and substitute with regular butter if you are reducing the amount being used.
However, if you are planning to consume edibles, then you should always keep in mind the safest steps to dosing with cannabis – start low and go slow. If you are smoking or vaping cannabis, wait until it’s started to wear down to consume an edible, and always wait 60-90 minutes before consuming any more cannabis after eating an edible. For more on how to safely dose with cannabis you can check out our guide here.
Evergreen Organix Homemade Cananbutter is made with premium local cannabis from Las Vegas, is 100 percent solvent free, and contains 950 milligrams of THC per jar. This homemade cannabutter is the perfect choice when making your own edibles.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Burgers
Ever wonder how to make cannabis-infused burgers? Well, wonder no more! Just in time for your Labor Day barbecue, we’re coming at you with this recipe for bangin’ canna-burgers. Amaze your friends and family with your mad culinary skills while getting them nicely buzzed. Luckily, burgers are fairly easy to make. Even better, infusing burgers with weed doesn’t really make the task any harder. And for those of you who don’t eat meat, you’re in luck! We’ve included instructions on how to make this recipe suitable for vegans.
- 5– 1 gram of finely ground cannabis (whatever strain you want)
- 1 pound of ground beef or a pound of your favorite, homemade vegan burger blend
- 1 egg or vegan egg replacer.
- Seasonings of your choice (like salt, pepper, and paprika)
- Hamburger buns
- Condiments of your choice (like ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise)
1. Wash your hands
Seriously. Go wash your hands. Another mini-step is to carefully assess the level of THC you want to use in your canna-burgers. Grab a calculator and read over our handy guide for that.
Decarboxylation refers to the process of activating the THC in cannabis. Basically, your edibles won’t get you high if you don’t take the time to decarboxylate your bud before cooking.
In order to Decarboxylate your weed, heat your oven to no higher than 240°F.
Break your weed into small pieces on a baking sheet, slide it in, and bake for 110 minutes. Yes, it seems like a long time, but it’s absolutely necessary for most cannabis-infused foods. Alternatively, you can use a tool that will decarboxylate your weed for you.
4. Grind the bud
Make sure you grind your decarbed weed into a fine powder. You can use a coffee grinder for this. Set it aside and move on to the next step: how to make cannabis-infused burgers.
5. Mix the meat, egg, and spices
In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg (or the vegan substitutes), and spices.
When it’s all mixed together, sprinkle in the bud, mixing it in as evenly as possible. You don’t want to simultaneously short one person while getting another blasted, right?
6. Form it up
Hand-form the burger patties and put them in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them.
Wear plastic gloves if touching raw meat skeeves you out. Wash your hands again. Especially if you were touching raw meat.
7. Fire up the grill!
When your guests arrive, it’s time to cook your canna-burgers! Cook each side for about five or six minutes. Cook it longer if you want your burger well-done. For the vegan burgers, make sure to cook it all the way through.
For added fun, top them with our cannabis-infused guacamole recipe.
One last tip: Remember that weed takes longer to get absorbed into your body when it’s eaten than it does when you use any other method of consumption. Even if the edibles don’t affect you immediately, refrain from reaching for the bong immediately. Wait it out. The loud will hit you eventually. Trust us.
Final Hit: How to make Cannabis-Infused Burgers
So to review: decarboxylate the weed; mix it with the raw meat, egg, and spices; grill it. And voilà! You now know how to make cannabis-infused burgers. Use this recipe whenever you host an adults-only event. As in, don’t give these burgers to kids. Or dogs. On a similar note, make sure everyone receiving a cannabis-infused burger actually wants one and knows exactlywhat they’re getting. Don’t be that host who doses their guests without their consent.