Updated: Oct 7, 2020
Sometimes we need to clog our arteries with a thick greasy bacon cheeseburger, but at least you can feel a little better about downing these delectable burgers because cannabis has so many medicinal properties, right?
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
9 slices thick-cut bacon
2 pounds 80% ground chuck beef
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 yellow onion, sliced
3 tablespoons cannabutter, divided
6 brioche or another favorite type of bun
6 American cheese slices
Sliced tomato, pickles, and lettuce
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon BBQ sauce, optional
In a large skillet cook the bacon over medium-high heat, turning once or twice until half-way cooked.
Transfer the bacon strips to a cutting board and cut the bacon strips in half.
In a large mixing bowl add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Mix together well.
Take a large handful of meat and form a ball with your hands. Form the meat into patties about ¾-inch thick and press your thumb into the center of the patty to form a dimple to keep it from doming when cooked. Place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or make ahead and refrigerate overnight.
Prepare and preheat the grill to high.
Reheat the reserved bacon renderings over medium heat.
Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes.
Lower the heat to medium-low.
Add 1 tablespoon of cannabutter and season with salt & pepper.
Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the onions are soft and caramelized.
Lower the heat to a simmer to keep warm or remove from the heat and cover with a lid.
Spread the remaining cannabutter on the cut side of the buns and set aside.
When the grill is hot (450°F) place the burgers on the grates and cook for 4 minutes then flip the burgers and cook for another 5 minutes or until the internal temperature is 135°F for a medium cooked hamburger.
Add a slice of the American cheese to each burger and cook just until the cheese has melted.
Transfer to a platter and let rest for about 5 minutes while you lightly toast the buns on the grill grates.
Spread the mayonnaise and if you’d like a bit of BBQ sauce on the bottom and tops of the buns with the cheeseburgers, add the bacon and garnish with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and the caramelized onion.