Add a little moisture and deliciousness to your barbecued pork butt or pork loins with this easy pork injection marinade!
There are few things more delicious than a properly cooked BBQ pork roast. Pork butts, or shoulders, are perfect cuts for low and slow cooking, but there is always a chance that the meat will dry out. Don't fret; there is a solution by using this eas pork injection marinade.
An injection marinade gives the meat a little extra flavor and maintains an equal balance of moisture throughout. The key to a good marinade is to start with your favorite pork rub and then add a liquid. Make sure that any herbs used in your rub are crushed. Bulk herbs and spices can impede the injection process. If possible, crush up your rub with a mortar and pestle before adding to the marinade.
Easy Pork Injection Marinade
- 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons spice rub see notes
- Bring apple cider vinegar, white vinegar, water, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce and spice rub to a simmer over medium heat. Once rub has dissolved into mixture, add butter and simmer for an additional minute or two.
- Remove mixture from heat and allow it to cool completely before using.
- To use, simply draw some of the mixture into the meat injector, and insert into roast in multiple spots. Discard any remaining marinade that has come into contact with raw meat.
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.