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Friday November 10, 2017

By Samuel J. Smith

420 Culture

Summer is long gone but that doesn’t mean grilling season has ended or that you can no longer enjoy eating cannabis infused dishes. Football season is in full swing, and, even though it’s cold out, we’re assuming you might be firing up the grill come Saturday or Sunday.

If you’re looking to impress your friends and truly elevate your football barbeque, then it’s time to focus on the sauce. No, not dabbable sauce, barbeque sauce! Although, accompanying your meal with some dabs wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Infused barbeque sauce allows you to medicate with many different meals through one delicious sauce.

Since Sweet Baby Ray’s doesn’t come cannabis-infused, we’ll show you how to make your own!

Sweet and Tangy Watermelon BBQ Sauce

Yes, that reads “Watermelon BBQ Sauce” above. Now that we have your attention, let us begin by saying that this sauce is a unique blend that’s sure to turn some heads. This sauce is tart, sweet, tangy, funky and fresh – all at the same time.

If you’re going all-out making cannabis-infused BBQ sauce, why settle for the simple classic sauce? Impress yourself and your friends with flavors they probably didn’t even know was possible.

Above all, this sauce is outrageously delicious with fried chicken tenders and chicken wings.

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ Cup Watermelon

  • ½ Cup Ketchup

  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar

  • 2 Limes Squeezed

  • ½ Cup White Vinegar

  • ½ Tablespoon Salt

  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic minced

  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper

  • ¼ Cup Infused Coconut Oil

We guarantee you’ve never had an infused, watermelon BBQ sauce before! Steven Depolo


  1. In a blender, puree watermelon until smooth
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine watermelon, ketchup, brown sugar, lime juice, vinegar, salt, garlic and black pepper
  3. Bring mixture to a simmer and whisk over medium heat
  4. Stir continuously until mixture has thickened to your liking
  5. Remove from heat and let rest for about 10 minutes before thoroughly incorporating infused coconut oil to the sauce
  6. Let sauce rest in the fridge overnight for best results

Honey Gold BBQ Sauce

Unfortunately, the Carolina’s do not currently have laws legalizing cannabis. However, they do have some of the best BBQ in the world and it all starts with a golden sauce. This infused take on a classic honey gold barbeque sauce is the perfect match for any and all things barbeque.

Lather this sauce over ribs, pork chops, steaks or grilled chicken. Anything you throw on the grill will dance perfectly in rhythm with this sauce. Feel free to use this sauce with your favorite chicken or turkey sandwich recipe.

Call us crazy, but we also like this sauce with fried fish and grilled shrimp.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 ½ Cup Yellow Mustard

  • ½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

  • ¼ Cup Water

  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

  • 1 Tablespoon Onion powder

  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (not infused)

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Tabasco Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

  • ¼ Cup Infused Honey

Honey Gold BBQ
This infused Honey Gold BBQ goes great with turkey or chicken sandwiches. jeffreyw


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, honey (not infused), water, sugar, salt, onion powder, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco and Dijon mustard
  2. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a light simmer and whisk until sauce begins to thicken
  3. Once sauce has thickened, remove from heat and set aside for about 10 minutes to let cool
  4. After sauce has cooled, add infused honey and mix well
  5. Let sauce chill in the fridge overnight before serving

Chipotle and Caramelized Onion BBQ Sauce

We couldn’t write an infused barbeque sauce article without including something similar to a classic barbeque sauce. This recipe highlights the smoky, spicy side of barbeque. Caramelizing the onion adds the perfect dash of sweet in between the spice.

If you enjoy medicating through food and also enjoy ribs, give this one a try. You name the type of rib and we will suggest you add this sauce, they just go together. If you’re not a meat-eater, we can also attest that this sauce is incredible on tofu and vegetables as well.

For all the vegetarians and vegans out there, try grilled veggies and tofu with this spicy barbeque.

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ Cup Onion, Minced

  • ½ Tablespoon Minced Garlic

  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil (not infused)

  • 2 Cups Ketchup

  • ¼ Cup Water

  • ¼ Cup White Vinegar

  • 3 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

  • 3 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Chipotle Adobo Sauce

  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

  • ¼ Cup Infused Coconut Oil

BBQ Ribs
Try this classic sauce with your favorite rack of ribs. Eric Sonstroem


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the minced onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon coconut oil (not infused) until golden brown and caramelized
  2. While onions are browning, take 2 of your whole chipotle peppers and pulse in blender or food processor until finely minced and smooth
  3. Mince your entire last chipotle pepper and set aside
  4. Once onions have caramelized add ketchup, water, vinegar, sugar, 2 chipotle peppers that have been blended finely, adobo sauce, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and salt.
  5. Bring entire mixture up to a light simmer and whisk over medium heat
  6. Once mixture begins to thicken, remove from heat, whisk once more, and set aside to allow cooling
  7. After about 15 minutes of cooling down, add your canna-oil and the last of the minced chipotle pepper
  8. Whisk mixture once more and set sauce in the fridge overnight before serving

Tommy B’s Curry Pineapple BBQ Sauce

An article on BBQ sauce for football season wouldn’t be complete without some flavors from the heartland. Luckily, we have a good friend who’s a chef in America’s dairy land. Tommy B is a legendary chef from the Midwest, serving up some of the most thoughtfully flavorful food in Wisconsin.

We asked him for a unique barbeque sauce recipe that would blow our readers’ socks off, and he replied with a knockout. Tommy B suggests that this curry pineapple barbeque sauce pairs best with chicken and pork. Pro tip, he makes pulled pork sandwiches with the sauce mixed right into the pork.

Before you start drooling on your phone/laptop/joint you’re currently rolling, let’s take a look at the recipe.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 Slices Thick Cut Bacon

  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil (not infused)

  • 2 Teaspoon Garlic, Minced

  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder

  • 2 Teaspoon Curry Powder

  • 2 Teaspoon Chili Powder

  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

  • 2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 1 10oz Can Diced Tomatoes w/ Green Chili Peppers (drained and save juice)

  • 8 oz Canned Pineapple Chunks (drained and save juice)

  • ¼ Cup Cilantro Leaves, Chopped

  • ½ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt

  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika

  • 2 Teaspoon Molasses

  • ¼ Cup Infused Coconut Oil

Pulled Pork BBQ
Curry pineapple BBQ sauce is the perfect addition to a pulled-pork sandwich. jeffreyw


  1. Slice and finely chop raw bacon into bits
  2. Cook bacon in a medium sauce pan until crispy
  3. Drain the bacon grease and set cooked bacon off to the side
  4. Heat coconut oil (not infused) on low heat in the sauce pan
  5. Add minced garlic to the oil and let it sweat for a few minutes on low
  6. Add the curry powder, chili powder, salt and pepper
  7. Turn heat up to medium and whisk for 3-5 minutes
  8. Next, add the tomatoes, pineapple chunks and cooked bacon and whisk
  9. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes
  10. Remove from heat, whisk once more and let rest for 5 minutes to cool
  11. Add cilantro, yogurt, paprika, molasses, pineapple juice, tomato juice and infused coconut oil
  12. Run sauce mix in a blender or food processor until smooth

Do you have any favorite infused dishes for football season? Share them below!

Photo Credit: LAWJR (license)


Samuel J. Smith Samuel J. Smith

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Samuel J. Smith is a modest Green Bay Packers fan who enjoys creative writing, cooking and inventing useful products. As an unaffected youth of the war on drugs and 1990s DARE program, Samuel seeks to spread his passion of cannabis to other like-minded individuals.

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