Easy Brisket Injection Marinade

This easy brisket marinade injection is easily one of my favorite go-to recipes. Apple juice lends itself well to smoked meats, and beef briskets are no exception. For this recipe, you can use ready-made beef broth, stock, or an easy-to-use beef base. I recommend Minor’s.

Why use a brisket injection marinade?

Brisket Injection marinades introduce additional flavor and moisture deep into the meat. The injected mixture also helps keep the brisket from drying out during long, low-temperature cooking times. Remember that an average-sized smoked brisket can take anywhere from 10-12 hours to cook. 

Best Brisket Injection

Ingredients:

  • Beef stock, or broth
  • Apple juice
  • Unsalted butter
  • Paprika
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Steps to Make an Easy Brisket Injection Marinade:

  • Combine brisket injection marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Let mixture stand for 5-10 minutes, stir once more before using.
  • To use: Draw marinade into the syringe of a clean meat injector. Pierce the meat about 1 ½” to 2″ inches deep (depending on the thickness of the meat), and slowly release the brisket injection marinade. There will be some spillage; mop it away with a paper towel. Repeat the process a few more times.
  • Secure brisket in plastic wrap, and place it into the refrigerator for 6-12 hours.
  • Discard any marinade that has come into contact with raw meat.
  • If making easy brisket injection marinade ahead of time, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up a week. Rewarm to room temperature before using. 
Derrick's Brisket Injection Marinade

Easy Brisket Injection Marinade

This is the recipe for one of my favorite brisket injection marinades. Apple juice lends itself beautifully to smoked meats, and briskets are no exception. You can use a ready made beef stock, or an easy to use beef base mixture for this recipe.
Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: brisket injection, brisket injection marinade, Injection marinade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 269kcal

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup beef stock
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Let stand for 5-10 minutes, stir once more before using.
  • To use: Draw marinade into the syringe of a clean meat injector. Pierce the meat about 1 ½” to 2” inches deep (depending on thickness of the brisket), and slowly inject. There will be some spillage, just mop it away with a paper towel. Repeat the process several times, apply rub, and cook brisket as directed.
  • Do not save any marinade that has come into contact with raw meat.
  • If making ahead of time, store marinade in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up a week. Rewarm to room temperature before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1742mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

Looking for a simple, yet great way to make smoked brisket? Try my Pellet Grill Smoked Brisket Recipe

Ofargo Marinade Injector

Need an Injector for the Best Brisket Injection?

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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Easy Brisket Injection Marinade

2 thoughts on “Easy Brisket Injection Marinade

  • June 18, 2021 at 5:25 pm
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    I used this as a marinade for my prime brisket and it turned out really good. Best marinade/injection ive used to date and now a staple!

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