Hey there, fellow culinary adventurers! Today, we’re embarking on a journey around the world to explore the delectable world of marijuana-infused meatballs. Buckle up as we take a trip that will tantalize your taste buds and elevate your culinary experience. We’re about to delve into “The Meat Ball” recipe, hailing all the way from Colombia and submitted by the talented chef, Buknuk. So, let’s roll up our sleeves (pun intended) and discover how to create this delicious, cannabis-infused masterpiece!
For this unique marijuana meatball recipe, you’ll need:
For the Meatballs:
- 1/2 pound of ground beef or a meat substitute for a vegetarian option
- 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup of minced onion
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
For the Marijuana-Infused Olive Oil:
- 1/4 cup of high-quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1-2 grams of finely ground marijuana (decarboxylated)
Step 1: Preparing the Marijuana-Infused Olive Oil
Decarboxylate your marijuana by spreading it evenly on a baking sheet and baking it at 240°F (115°C) for 30-40 minutes until it turns a light brown color.
In a saucepan, combine the olive oil and decarboxylated marijuana.
Gently heat the mixture over low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to let it boil.
Strain the oil through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a clean container, discarding the marijuana solids. Your marijuana-infused olive oil is ready to use.
Step 2: Making the Meatballs
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef (or meat substitute), breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, minced onion, minced garlic, egg, salt, black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, and red pepper flakes.
Mix the ingredients together until well combined. You can use your hands for this, but make sure not to overwork the mixture.
Shape the mixture into meatballs of your desired size. The size will affect cooking time, so keep that in mind.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a small amount of the marijuana-infused olive oil.
Place the meatballs in the skillet and cook until they are browned on all sides and cooked through, approximately 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Serving Your Marijuana Meatballs
Once your marijuana meatballs are cooked to perfection, remove them from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
Garnish with fresh basil or parsley, and serve your meatballs hot.
There you have it, folks – “The Meat Ball” recipe with a twist! This marijuana-infused meatball creation is a fusion of flavors from around the world, showcasing the culinary diversity that cannabis can bring to your kitchen. Whether you’re indulging for recreational or medicinal purposes, always consume responsibly and be mindful of the potency.
Remember, the effects of cannabis-infused dishes can vary depending on factors such as the strain used, the amount consumed, and your tolerance levels. So, take it slow and savor every bite of these globally inspired marijuana meatballs. Enjoy your journey into the world of culinary cannabis!