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How to Make Marijuana BBQ Condiments

Barbecues are a warm-weather staple across the country, creating an opportunity to show off your most unique, homemade dishes to friends and family. While grandma’s potato salad is a safe choice, why not share your love of cannabis with your (21+ adults only!) guests?

If you’re looking to wow your fellow summertime revelers - and you’re in a state where cannabis is legal for adult use - try bringing cannabis-infused condiments like ketchup and BBQ sauce for guests to add to their entrees and appetizers.

Getting Started with Cannabis Condiments

Cooking with cannabis can seem like a daunting task, but the marijuana infusion happens with your base ingredients. Once you create your own cannabutter and cannaoil, you can turn just about any recipe into a THC dish.

Marijuana-infused ketchup is a good place to start, as it can be added to burgers and hot dogs, as well as used to make cannabis BBQ sauce. We’ve included both marijuana BBQ sauce and ketchup recipes here, but you can always modify your own recipes to include cannabis-infused ingredients.

To create your own marijuana cooking ingredients, check out our guide to cooking with cannabis.

Verilife’s Cannabis Ketchup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Yield: 32 servings


2 tbsp. cannaoil
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Medium Onion, Diced
1 can (28 Oz.) Peeled Whole Tomatoes
3 tbsp. Tomato Paste
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 tbsp. Molasses
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Powdered Ginger
1/4 tsp. Ground Allspice
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon


Step 1: Place cannaoil and onions in a four-quart pot, and saute over medium heat until translucent.

Step 2: Add garlic to the pot and saute until fragrant, about two minutes.

Step 3: Add tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, molasses, and cider vinegar to the pot. Bring to a slow boil, then lower to a simmer. Using a spoon, crush the whole tomatoes into the mixture.

Step 4: Add remaining ingredients to the pot and simmer (uncovered) for 45 - 55 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid scorching.

Step 5: Once the sauce is very thick, use an immersion blender or food processor to puree the ketchup until it’s smooth. You can also strain through a fine, mesh strainer to ensure consistency is smooth.

Step 6: Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Verilife’s Cannabis BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 cups


1 1/2 cups cannabis ketchup
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper


Step 1: Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk until combined.

Step 2: Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to low.

Step 3: Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.

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