Just when you think you’ve experienced all there is to love about bacon, you learn about cannabis-infused bacon. Aside from the marvel that is the union of these two royalties, the real ingenuity lies in utilizing the bacon fat for activation of the THC in the cannabis (similar to cannabis-infused guacamole). This allows preparation of a medicinal meal using the raw plant, as opposed to purchasing or preparing cannabis oil or butter. Further, the versatility this offers is invigorating; is there a dish that isn’t improved with the addition of bacon? Let your mind run wild.
If you’re a bacon-lover, and who are we kidding, of course you are, this weed bacon recipe will turn you into a pot-bellied pig, literally! Weed Bacon is actually like hitting 2 birds with one stone, getting that oozy oily bacon goodness plus the buzz of this being infused with Cannabis. Hmmmm, imagine that golden brown and crisp, sweet and salty candied bacon! Who wouldn’t love that right? Actually, I am not sure if I have ever met anyone in my life who does not like bacon or how it tastes! But, did you know that there is something better? Now hear this, Candied Weed Bacon! Wouldn’t that be awesome?!
This recipe for weed bacon makes quite possibly the best edible ever. And that’s not just because of the unmatched flavor of the bacon itself. Weed bacon is the best edible ever because it’s super easy and quick to make.
Many of the more conventional edibles, like baked goods, require a time-consuming process of infusing fats like butter and oils with cannabis. Delicious THC bacon grease can be used for all kinds of savory weed edible recipes. Consider THC rice dishes, weed sauces, or THC bacon and eggs.
How do I use my THC bacon fat infusion?
Excitingly, your weed bacon fat will wow your dinner party guests. Add delicious flavor to your recipes while adding a THC dose with this unique weed edible. Try smothering brussel sprouts with this oil. Roast your oil laden sprouts in the oven for 45 mins. This crispy and potent way to enjoy vegetables will blow away your guests. Craving a loaded baked potato? Add cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, and chives to your potato. Then, garnish with this amazing bacon flavoured weed oil. Essentially, you can garnish any meal with this savory flavor.
How do I get my THC Infused Bacon Fat started?
Firstly, render your bacon fat by cooking bacon. The trick is to cook the bacon slowly on medium heat. This way the bacon will not burn. At the same time, decarboxylate your cannabis. This activates the THC in your buds. The rest of the recipe is exactly the same as making a batch of cannabutter.
Recipe for Bacon-Infused Cannabis (or “Bacanna-bliss”)
- Bacon, sliced
- Cannabis, ground into a fine powder
Preheat oven to 225°F. Spread the ground cannabis onto a cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
Place the desired number of bacon strips (let’s not kid ourselves here, you’ll probaby use the whole package) on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Once the cannabis is done baking, remove and preheat the oven to 275 °F. Sprinkle the baked ground cannabis over each strip of bacon, adding more or less depending on the desired potency (it may be easier and/or faster to use a salt shaker for this process).
Bake the bacon for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, flip the strips, and sprinkle cannabis over the other side. Bake for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!
All leftover fat on the cookie sheet is medicinally active, so you may want to save it and get creative! One quick option is to soak up the grease with bread and voila: cannabis bacon bread. You could also use it as an oil substitute for egg scrambles, stir fry, etc.
If you’re feeling adventurous, consider making bacon cups. Instead of laying the bacon flat on a cookie sheet, cover the back of a muffin tin with tin foil and wrap bacon around each of the cups. Depending on the size of the cups, you may want to slice the bacon strips in half. Sprinkle each bacon mold with ground cannabis like you would strips. Bake for 20 minutes at 275 °F (no need to flip and season halfway through).
Note: Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky , so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.
Why try this recipe over cannabis butter?
Cannabis is usually infused with butter or oil. That is why you see and hear a lot of people using cannabis butter and oil in weed edible recipes. Excitingly, cannabis infused bacon fat can be used to make the same recipes. Obviously, weed infused bacon fat is far more delicious. In addition, THC bacon fat camouflages the taste of cannabis buds much better than cannabutter.
Get The Most Out of Your Weed Bacon
It’s seriously that easy. All you’re doing is letting the natural fats of the bacon absorb the activated cannabinoids in the ground up weed.
For other edibles, this is usually a time-consuming and involving process. You’ve got to make cannabutter before you can make delicious weed brownies, for example.
But here, the bacon does the work for you. The THC and other cannabinoids are soluble in the grease. Your bacon is literally soaking up the weed.
And in fact, bacon fat is one of the best for absorbing THC. Bacon fat is better than oils, milk, and other fats when it comes to cannabinoid solubility. That’s because it’s a saturated fat, unlike those others.
So you need to make sure to save all the bacon grease from this recipe! Store it in a jar in the fridge. Every last drop of it is medically activated cannabis bacon fat.
Collect that weed-infused fat and use it in all kinds of recipes. Try brushing it on roasted potatoes for a delicious smokey flavor. Use it to sauté greens. Or you can even use it in savory-sweet desserts like maple bacon ice cream.