With football season and fall approaching, what better way to celebrate than cannabis-infused burgers? Read on as we share all the tips for ensuring you have the best munchies at the cookout.
How Weed Edibles Work
Edibles are a discreet and exciting way to try cannabis. You’ll find a variety of edibles, including gummies and other sweet treats, at stores in many states since it is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill.
Like in this article, you can also choose a recipe like the chipotle burger patties and enhance it with a pre-mixed tincture or cannabutter. Research shows that consuming edibles can take two or more hours to kick in fully. All in all, your body will absorb up to thirty percent of the cannabinoids from the cannabis-infused burgers.
Spicy Grilled Chipotle Burgers Recipe
This recipe is spicy, flavorful, and sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next cookout. Continue reading for the Chipotle Weed Burgers recipe and cooking instructions below.
- 1 1/2 pounds of semi-lean ground beef (preferably high-quality meat)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- One canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
- Two grams of finely ground bud
- Two teaspoons of dried oregano
- One teaspoon of Dijon mustard
- One teaspoon of chili powder
- One teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Four slices of Pepper Jack cheese
- Four hamburger buns
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Assorted Burger condiments
- Place the ground beef, garlic, chipotle chiles, ground bud, oregano, mustard, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
- Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
- Divide the mixture into quarters and form each quarter into a large patty about one inch thick.
- Generously season the outside of the burger patties with salt and pepper.
- Grill on a grate brushed with oil over a medium-high fire until done, about six minutes per side for medium.
- Top each burger with a slice of cheese during the last minute of cooking time.
- When ready, transfer burgers to buns and serve immediately with your favorite burger toppings and fries.
You can store left-over burgers and most other cannabis-infused food items in a refrigerated and sealed container for up to three days.
For THC or cannabutter beginners, start with a low dose (1 ml ), then up your dosage as you feel comfortable doing so. For best results, increase your dosage slowly over a few weeks to possibly reduce any discomfort and ensure safe cannabis consumption.
We recommend starting with a low dose that you feel comfortable with a moving up from there when it feels safe. If you are an established cannabis user, you may have to increase the dose initially; be sure to proceed with caution and read labels first.
Cooking Methods to Make Cannabutter
All three methods below aim at maintaining equilibrium in butter temperature to prevent burning and provide the best spicy grilled burger recipe.
How to Make Cannabutter in a Crock-Pot
If you’re looking for a different method to make cannabutter, you can decarb weed using a slow cooker and olive or coconut oil instead of butter. You’ll place dried cannabis and your chosen oil into the slow cooker for this recipe.
How much cannabis will depend on the amount of butter you want at once. Then, cover and cook on high for an hour. Turn the slow cooker down, cook on low for another three hours, and strain the cooled butter as usual.
Sous Vide Canna Butter
The method for sous vide cannabutter is an excellent choice for those wanting to release as slight an odor as possible if you live in an apartment complex with your parents or want to discreetly; this method will work for you.
With the sous vide method, you’ll still begin by coarsely grinding the plant matter with a hand or coffee grinder and placing them in a heat-proof, vacuum-sealed bag. After that, place a large pot on the stovetop and fill it with water.
Once the water has reached 230 degrees Fahrenheit, place your sealed bag of buds in hot water and cook for an hour and a half before infusing the butter.
Using the Double Boiler for Cannabis Butter
First, for the double boiler method, you’ll fill the lower half with water and melt the butter in the top half above your hot water pan. Then, add a cup of water to regulate the temperature at low heat. Once thoroughly mixed, add your cannabis, simmer and stir occasionally to ensure your butter doesn’t overheat.
Are there unwanted effects of taking cannabis?
Though it’s usually well-tolerated by the human body, cannabis can cause adverse effects like dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, and drowsiness.
Cannabis can also cause adverse effects by interacting with other medications (blood thinners or blood pressure drugs) or dietary supplements. Be sure to talk with your doctor and read dosage instructions.
The positive effects include relieving pain, inflammation, and nausea while promoting sleep and calm feelings.
Tips for Making Homemade Cannabis Butter
Decarb before adding ground CBD buds. If you don’t, your recipes will not taste ideal and will be less potent because the cannabinoids do not have time to activate entirely. Low heat is the way to go with this process for the best oil and edibles.
Get the grind right. A hand grinder or coarse coffee grinder is suggested for optimum results when grinding your hemp.
Be patient when straining. A cheesecloth, gravity, and time are the three ingredients needed to strain your CBD-infused butter properly. Do not squeeze the cloth at the risk of adding in excess plant matter.
Mix the batch. Remember to occasionally stir when making vegan baked goods and such products with this cannabutter recipe for an even level of potency and flavors.
There are a large variety of cannabis-infused products on the market today. When purchasing or buying cannabutter, choosing trusted brands with high-quality ingredients is essential. Leafy Mate is happy to assist in your search for the best brands to enhance your next cannabis-infused burger.