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Cannabis-Infused Cheeseburger Casserole

Just in time for National Cheeseburger Day 2019, this cannabis-infused cheeseburger casserole is a whole new take on the traditional fast food favourite. Serves 5.

This recipe requires prepared cannabutter prior to getting started. You can find our cannabutter recipe here. Always consume cannabis responsibly.


  • Large non-stick frying pan/skillet

  • Oven-safe 9 x 13inch baking pan

  • Large pot

  • Colander/ strainer

  • Wooden Spoon


  • Non-stick cooking spray

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon prepared cannabutter

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard

  • 3 cups uncooked cavatappi pasta (or similar i.e. rigatoni, rotini, fusilli, penne)

  • 2 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese

  • 1/3 cup chopped dill pickles

  • 1 medium tomato, diced

  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Bring large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Spray 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In large pan/skillet, heat oil and cannabutter over medium-low heat. Add onions and ½ teaspoon salt, cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add garlic and stir, cooking until fragrant.
  4. Add ground beef to pan and break up into small pieces with wooden spoon, cook until no pink remains. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Increase heat to medium and stir in tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and dry mustard. Simmer, stirring often, until slightly thickened, 5-10 minutes (if sauce bubbles up and creates a mess, decrease heat slightly, do not cover pan).
  6. Meanwhile, liberally salt boiling water and add pasta. Cook until al dente (do not overcook pasta or casserole will be mushy). Drain pasta well, using colander/strainer to shake off excess water.
  7. Add cooked pasta to sauce/meat mixture and combine. Carefully spread mixture into prepared baking pan. Top evenly with grated cheddar cheese and place in pre-heated oven.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until mixture is bubbling and cheese is melted.
  9. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Top with chopped pickles and tomatoes and serve.

Cannabinoid Content:

262.5mg/¼ cup = 65.625mg/Tablespoon ÷ 5 servings = 13.1mg/serving

These calculations are approximate and are based on our cannabutter recipe, which you can find here. Always consume responsibly.

Remember, it can take anywhere between 60-180 minutes for you to begin to feel the effects of ingested cannabis and the effects may be felt up to 8+ hours after consumption. The JWC family reminds you to always consume responsibly.

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Recipe by Laura Foster
Laura Foster graduated with honours from the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Program at George Brown College in 2008. For many years, Laura played a key role in providing cannabis-infused edibles to members of our MMAR collective. She is a founding member of JWC and now serves as our Chief Compliance Officer. For her personal views on the cannabis industry, you can follow her on Twitter @Laura_JWC.


With any cannabis-infused edibles, the general rule is to start with a low amount, and only increase slowly. Here at JWC, we would like to remind you that determining your dosage should be based on the information provided to you on your medical document. Do not change your dosage without first consulting with your healthcare provider. As always, make sure that your edibles are properly labelled and are stored out of reach of children and pets. When working with edible, cannabis-infused products, try to understand and maintain the ratios between the amount of cannabis and the butter or oil being infused. If your cannabis butter or oil is potent, consider reducing the amount used in your recipe by using a mix of infused and regular butter.

The recipes presented in this site are intended for entertainment and/or informational purposes only and for use by persons having appropriate technical skill, at their own discretion and risk. JWC makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the content of recipes presented in this website. It is your responsibility to determine the value and quality of any recipe or instructions provided for food preparation and to determine the nutritional value, if any, and the safety of the preparation and use instructions. To the extent permissible by law, JWC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. JWC shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, including without limitation special or consequential damages, arising out of your use of or reliance upon this site or the content hereof.

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