Easy Pork Injection Marinade

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.

Pork Injection Basics


Easy Pork Injection Marinade

Easy Pork Injection Marinade

The perfect injection marinade for smoked pork roasts. This is a simple solution that takes little time to prepare. Next time you're in the mood for pulled pork, give this marinade a try.
Photo by: Sabrina Baksh/derrickriches.com
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: pork injection
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cups
Calories: 296kcal


  • 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.


Select the rub of your choice from my list of the Top 10 Barbecue Pork Rubs


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 4mg

Use this injection marinade is the perfect starting point to making great BBQ Pulled Pork.

See the Best Pork Injection Marinade Recipes for more ideas!

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.

Easy Pork Injection Marinade

One thought on “Easy Pork Injection Marinade

  • October 19, 2021 at 1:57 am

    5 stars
    I tried it and it made my pork roast the best I’ve done it 10 years


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