Pork Injection Marinade

Easy Pork Injection Marinade Recipe

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  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Makes 1 3/4 cups (serves 12)
Amount per serving
Calories 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 4g
Calcium 15mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a great recipe for a pork injection solution. With this type of technique, you can spread delicious flavor throughout a piece of pork before placing it on the grill or smoker.


  • 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

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for pork injection marmalade
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  2. Coat meat with pork rub. Combine marinade ingredients in a small plastic or glass bowl.

    Rub pork and combine marinade ingredients
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  3. Using meat injection syringe, inject the mixture into several different spots in the pork roast.

    Inject pork with marinade using a syringe
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  4. Store until ready to use.

    Finished pork with rub and marinade
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  5. Enjoy!


  • The secret here is to add your pork rub to the mixture to get the flavor inside and out.
  • This will make enough to inject one 8-pound pork butt. Discard any remaining marinade that has come into contact with the syringe and raw meat.
  • If making ahead of time, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation.