Easy dinner recipes with cannabis

Published Nov 3, 2019 02:00 p.m. ET
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At the end of a long day, no one wants to have to think too hard about what to make for dinner, and the faster and simpler the meal idea, the more likely it will be to get made. Learning how to make edibles doesn’t have to be a long or complicated process, and these easy dinner recipes are perfect for everyone from the most experienced to brand new consumers with little to no culinary knowledge.

The incredible thing about cooking with weed is that there is no one, right way for everyone, and not all these goods will get you high. If you are looking for the medicinal benefits, then create CBD edibles by utilizing the appropriate base of an infusion, while those who seek the more intense psychological high, might benefit more from products with THC.

1. Spaghetti and meatballs with cannabis oil

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of meatballs (frozen or freshly made)
  • 2 cups of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cooking onion (diced)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)
  • ½ of a full-size package of spaghetti noodles
  • 3 tablespoons of cannabis oil
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste

Tools

  • Saucepan
  • Large silicone spoon
  • Medium pot
  • Strainer

Instructions

  1. Add the meatballs to a saucepan and cook them over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.

  2. Toss in the diced onion and sauté for an additional 10 minutes.

  3. While you wait for the meat to cook it’s time to get started on the noodles. Fill a large pot ¾ of the way with water and bring to a boil. Now add in the spaghetti and cook it according to the package instructions.

  4. Once the meatballs have browned and the onions are soft and caramelized, pour in the spaghetti sauce and cannabis oil, and set the burner to simmer.

  5. When finished, strain the spaghetti noodles and run them under cold water.

  6. Serve the spaghetti noodles dressed in the cannabis-infused sauce while piping hot for the best flavor, and avoid reheating at high temperatures, which may degrade the cannabinoids.

2. Hot hamburger with cannabutter

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 burgers (frozen or homemade)
  • 4 buns
  • 1 cooking onion
  • 2 cups of instant gravy granules
  • 3 tablespoons of cannabutter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Tools

  • Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Saucepan
  • Small pot

Instructions

  1. Throw the burgers into a saucepan and set the burner to medium heat.

  2. Fry the hamburgers for around 15 minutes, or until they begin to brown.

  3. Add in the diced onions for the final 5 minutes of cooking and allow to fry until they are soft.

  4. During the last 5 minutes of cooking the burger meat, you will need to prepare the gravy. Follow the instructions on the instant granules or experiment with your own homemade gravy recipe.

  5. Once the gravy is finished add in the cannabutter and stir it into the mixture.

  6. Serve the burgers on buns and top each one with ¼ of the gravy for even dosing.

3. Cannabis oil stir fry

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 bag of frozen stir fry veggie blend
  • ½ cup of stir fry sauce (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of cannabis oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Tools

  • Saucepans
  • Spatula

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, prepare the chicken breasts by frying them until golden brown in cannabis oil and spices.

  2. After 10 minutes of cooking the chicken, pour the veggie mix into a second saucepan and gently cook at medium heat.

  3. Once the chicken breasts are golden brown, it is time to shred them apart into bite-sized pieces before adding them to the stir fry. Alternatively, you can also leave them whole if you prefer.

  4. Now coat the chicken blend in your favorite stir fry sauce and serve alone or over bread, noodles or white rice.

How long do edibles last?

Edibles are not generally recommended for beginners to cannabis use, as the effects can be intense and last much longer than other methods of ingestion such as smoking. That is because of the way that the cannabinoids are absorbed through the stomach rather than the lungs. When you puff on a joint or vape, the effects are instant and last only a few hours at most, but edibles can take up to 2 hours to kick in and last for up to 12 hours after ingestion.

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