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Beer and Butter Turkey Injection

Whether you’re grilling, smoking, or baking your bird, this beer and butter turkey injection marinade will help keep it moist and flavorful as it cooks.

Beer and Butter Turkey Injection Marinade

This simple turkey injection marinade will add loads of extra flavor to your oven-baked or smoked turkey. The beauty of the injection marinade is that you can use it on all types of poultry, including whole chickens, pheasants, cornish game hens, and more.

What does this beer and butter turkey injection marinade taste like?

This injection marinade contains lager, which is mellow but has a clean finish. That combined with the butter and spices produces a flavorful savory marinade. If you are not keen on using beer, you can substitute it with sparkling apple cider, which is sweeter than beer but has a clean, crisp flavor.

Beer and Butter Turkey Injection Marinade in white bowl

Ingredients

  • Beer (ale or lager) sub with sparkling apple cider
  • Unsalted Irish butter
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

How to Make Beer and Butter Turkey Injection

  • Heat marinade ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and heat through for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat, and let the marinade cool for 15-20 minutes. Skim away any milk solids that have floated to the top.

How to Use an Injection Marinade

  • Place turkey into a large baking dish.
  • Draw marinade into meat injector syringe. Carefully release the excess air.
  • Inject 1 1/2″ deep into the bird. Release small bits of marinade.
  • Apply marinade every 2-2 1/2″ across the bird, particularly the breast area. Blot away any excess spillage with paper towels.
  • Wrap turkey in plastic wrap and place it into your refrigerator for 4-12 hours. Cook as directed.
  • Discard any remaining marinade that has come into contact with raw meat.

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Beer and Butter Turkey Injection Marinade

Beer and Butter Turkey Injection

Whether you're grilling, smoking, or baking your bird, this beer and butter turkey injection marinade will help keep it moist and flavorful as it cooks.
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: beer and butter, Injection marinade, Turkey Injection
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 894kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup beer (ale or lager) sub with apple cider
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Irish butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat marinade ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and heat through for another 2 minutes.
    Remove pan from heat, and let the marinade cool for 15-20 minutes. Skim away any milk solids that have floated to the top.
  • Place turkey into a large, parchment-lined baking dish.
  • Draw marinade into meat injector syringe. Carefully release the excess air.
    Inject small bits of marinade into multiple parts of turkey. Aim for 1 1/2" deep. Apply marinade every 2-2 1/2" across the bird, particularly the breast area. Blot away any excess spillage with paper towels.
  • Wrap turkey in plastic wrap and place it into your refrigerator for 4-12 hours. Cook as directed.
  • Discard any remaining marinade that has come into contact with raw meat.

Nutrition

Calories: 894kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 92g | Saturated Fat: 58g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3052IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

Need an Injector for the Honey and White Wine Turkey Injection Marinade?

Ofargo Marinade 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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