Pork Rib Marinade Recipe

Pork Rib Marinade
Claire Cohen
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 2 1/4 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
173 Calories
0g Fat
36g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 173
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 428mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 178mg 4%
*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 marinade uses a delicious pork rub combined with corn syrup and vinegar to create a flavorful pork rib marinade. If you do not want to use corn syrup, then by all means use a good-quality maple syrup, agave syrup, or even honey. However, keep in mind that using any of these will change the flavor of the original recipe. 


  • 1 cup cider vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon ​pork rub, use the same as you will use on the ribs

  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for pork rib marinade
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  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, including the rub. Stir gently until most of the rub ingredients has incorporated into the liquid mixture. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes before using.

    Mix in a bowl
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  3. Use for marinading ribs.

How to Marinate the Ribs

  • Marinate ribs overnight in a large resealable bag or a large baking dish. Make sure the ribs are evenly coated and turn occasionally to redistribute the marinade.

    Marinade ribs overnight
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  • Grill or smoke ribs as directed. 

    Pork rib with marinade
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  • Serve and enjoy.


  • If making ahead of time, simply store marinade in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to seven days after preparation. Before using, give mixture a good stir and use as directed above.