Pork Injection Marinade

Easy Pork Injection Marinade Recipe

The Spruce

Ratings (126)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes 1 3/4 cups (serves 12)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
63 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
4g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a great recipe for a pork injection solution. The secret here is to add your pork rub to the mixture to get the flavor inside and out.


  • 1 cup/240 milliliters apple juice or cider
  • 1/4 cup/60 milliliters cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 milliliters water
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.5 milliliters pork rub (use the same rub as on your meat)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon/15 milliliters melted butter

Steps to Make It

Coat meat with pork rub.  Combine marinade ingredients in a small plastic or glass bowl.

Using meat injection syringe, inject the mixture into several different spots in the pork roast. This will make enough to inject one 8-pound pork butt.  Discard any remaining marinade that has come into contacts with the syringe and raw meat.

If making ahead of time, store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation.