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Garlic Maple Pork Injection

Garlic Maple Pork Injection

Lean cuts of pork can dry out on the grill or in the smoker. This Garlic Maple Pork Injection marinade puts flavor and moisture inside the meat, keeping it tender and juicy through the cooking process. This injection solution works perfectly with all kinds of pork, but particularly pork loin roasts.
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American BBQ, American Food
Keyword: pork injection, pork injection marinade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Derrick Riches and Sabrina Baksh


  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 additional minutes. The granulated garlic must be well dissolved before removing from heat.
  • Let mixture cool completely before using on pork.
  • If making ahead of time, store the mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days after preparation. Bring to room temperature before using. You can do this by microwaving the marinade for 20 seconds or leaving it on the countertop for 30 minutes or so.
  • Discard any leftover injection marinade that has come into contact with raw meat.
  • For a smokier flavor, substitute regular paprika with smoked paprika.
  • How to use:
  • Prep and trim the pork roast (ribs, chops, or whatever cut of pork you are using).
  • Draw up some of the liquid into the syringe.
  • Penetrate the pork roast about 1 1/2" deep, and slowly inject the garlic maple injection solution.
  • There might be some. Take it slow and inject it into multiple spots. If some of the marinade spills out, blot it away with clean paper towels and proceed.
  • Wrap your pork roast with plastic wrap and place it into the refrigerator for 4-12 hours.


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Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg