Glenn’s Marinated Pork Shoulder

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This tangy marinade for grilled pork shoulder is swimming with spices. You’ll really taste the garlic!


  • ¼ cup chopped garlic
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 dash soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • ¼ cup wine
  • ¼ cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 8 pounds pork shoulder


In a large bowl, mix garlic, onion, soy sauce, corn syrup, apple juice, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, wine, Italian-style salad dressing, distilled white vinegar, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, Cajun seasoning, crushed red pepper, seasoning salt and brown sugar.

Score pork shoulder 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep. Place in the bowl with the marinade mixture. Marinate at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium high heat and lightly oil grate.

Cook marinated pork shoulder on the prepared grill 3 hours, or until the internal temperature has reach a minimum of 165 degrees F (75 degrees C). Marinate frequently with the mixture while grilling.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cook time: 3 hrs
Total time: 7 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 8 – Yield: 8 servings



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