Basic Pork Injection Marinade


Basic Pork Injection Marinade

Basic Pork Injection Marinade

This is an easy "go to" recipe for the best pork injection marinade. This mixture will help keep your smoked pork tender and flavorful during a lengthy cooking process.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Marinades/Brines
Cuisine American BBQ
Servings 1 Cups
Calories 151 kcal


  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons spice rub (the same that you'll be using on the roast)
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Make sure that the spice rub is well pulverized. Large chunks of herbs can become stuck in the injector. If possible, grind them down further in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder.
  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Let stand for 10-15 minutes, and stir. Salt should be well dissolved.
  • Fill the syringe and inject the solution into multiple parts of the pork roast. Cook meat as directed.
  • Discard any marinade that has come into contact with raw meat.
  • Make injection marinade ahead of time and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after preparation. Double or triple the recipe if you are planning on smoking additional pork roasts.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh


Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 212mgPotassium: 471mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 380IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 6mg
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Use this injection marinade is the perfect starting point to making great BBQ Pulled Pork.

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Need a Meat Injector?

Ofargo Marinade Injector

The Ofargo Marinade Injector is a classic style syringe. The marinade is sucked up through the needle and then pushed back into the meat. The needle on this model is large enough that it shouldn't clog. Still, make sure that your marinade is near water thin. It is an inexpensive unit that you can purchase for around $10. It is dishwasher safe and durable enough to last for several years. The volume on this injector is small, but it will handle most jobs for a single family.

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