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The BEST Smoker Marinade | Bottom Left of the Mitten

The BEST Marinade for Smoking Meat

This is the BEST Marinade for Smoking Meat! From pork to beef, this smoker marinade is so easy and leaves whatever meat you choose to smoke full of flavor.
Course Sauces and Seasonings
Cuisine Sauces and Seasonings
Keyword sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 16.9 ounces Coca-Cola or any dark soda, try to stay away from diet
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coarse kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 2 cups ice


  • To a pan add the Coca-Cola, spices, apple cider vinegar then the molasses.
  • Over medium-high heat cook for 5 minutes, stirring as it cooks.
  • Turn off the heat and add a cup of water. Let the marinade cool.
  • In a dish add the meat then pour the marinade over it.
  • Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 12 hours, flipping the meat about halfway through.
  • Smoke meat as you like. Enjoy!