Beer and Honey Turkey Injection

ingredients for beer and honey injection
Claire Cohen
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (1 serving)
Ratings (36)

This turkey injection combines a traditional Cajun flavor with beer and honey that results in a delicious, well-balanced taste. Since this injection marinade contains honey, it needs to be warm (but not hot) when it is injected into the turkey.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup beer (try a dark ale)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

How to Make It

  1. Place apple cider into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Stir in honey and mix until smooth.
  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in beer and Cajun Seasoning. Let stand 3-4 minutes.
  4. Pat surface of turkey dry with paper towels.  Load the syringe with marinade mixture.  Make sure it is still warm or the turkey will start to thicken.  
  5. Inject mixture into the breast, thigh, and leg meat of the turkey.  
  1. Make sure you are injecting small amounts all into different sections.  
  2. Wipe away any marinade that leaks through the skin.
  3. Season and cook turkey as directed.  
  4. Discard any remaining marinade.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 732
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 6,996 mg
Carbohydrates 170 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 8 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)