Make it Meaty Injection Base Directions:

  • For our favorite methods and techniques, check out our
    Injection Directions page.

  • Mix 38g (about 1.75fl oz by volume, or 4 level TBS) of Make it Meaty with 1 quart of cold water or other liquids. For other sizes, such as the one gallon or five gallon pack, mix accordingly. Liquid can be broth, stock, water, juice, etc. Make it Meaty is effective over a wide range of pH, but mix just before use for best results, especially when adding vinegar or other acids.
  • Product may settle, so mix before measuring small amounts.
  • Refrigerate or chill liquid to 40° Fahrenheit before use.
  • For meats thicker than one inch, inject thoroughly at one-inch intervals in a checkerboard pattern for best results.
  • For meats thinner than one inch, submerse and soak.
  • Allow a minimum of 4-6 hours after injection to take effect. Longer is better.
  • It's best to mix just before use for best results. 
  • Discard any cross-contaminated mixture.
  • Visit for more information on food safety.

“Rule of thumb” for required injection amounts:

  • Chicken, 1-2oz per thigh, soak overnight or under vacuum.
  • Brisket and pork, 16-32oz per 5 pounds, Inject in checkerboard pattern, allow to marinate 4-6 hours or overnight in remainder.
  • Pork ribs, 8-16oz per rack, inject between bones or soak overnight.
  • Turkey, 16-32oz per bird. Inject each side of the breast and wings.
  • Your experience may vary. Experiment to find your personal preference!
  • Our DIRECTIONS page offers tips to get you started.

Spices and other flavoring agents may be added to Make it Meaty, such as fruit juice in place of water, add a half-cup of your favorite spice blend (we like 3 EYZ rub) or 1/2 teaspoon of fine ground white pepper…use your imagination and Make it Yours!

A note on Nutrition

In the finished, cooked product, there will typically be less than 1 gram of Make it Meaty per pound of meat, so nutrition facts aren't very informative. If you are curious about the nutrition analysis of Make it Meaty, contact us for details.


Maltodextrin, Sodium Phosphates, Salt, Onion Powder, Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate, Natural Flavor

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Injection Base

Our signature product is Make it Meaty Injection Base.

Make it Meaty has everything you want, nothing you don't. It enhances your flavor profile without introducing artificial flavors. It has the right food technology in the right proportions, so you don't need to adjust or fiddle to get the right balance of phosphates and flavor enhancers.

Four sizes, to meet your needs:

  • One Quart pack eliminates measurements. Single use, too! Just tear and pour into a quart jar, shake, and you're ready to go. Buy the bulk pack for best value.
  • One Gallon pack can be poured into a one-gallon jug, or it can be measured for smaller quantities, 38g (about 1.75 fluid ounces) per quart.
  • Five Gallon pack is designed to be measured or weighed. Buy in bulk and save!
  • Love this stuff? Buy the BUCKET and save! Five pounds of injection base makes 15 gallons of liquid injection.

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One Injection, Any Meat

  • Make it Meaty is a dry mix designed specifically to enhance competition barbecue, naturally, without adding any unwanted flavors. Its proven combination of commercial-grade enhancers brings out the best in meat without any artificial taste or aftertaste. It's subtle, but effective. Our blind taste-tests with focus groups preferred Make it Meaty every time.
  • Mix it with water, inject or soak, and see immediate improvements in taste, texture and appearance.
  • Make it Meaty Injection Base is designed for barbecue, but it works just as well on Thanksgiving turkey or anytime you want to elevate your cooking.
  • Make it Meaty Injection Base works on all meats, because it has no flavor of its own. What it does is make the flavor you already have come to life.
  • Make it Meaty Injection Baseimproves texture by locking in natural juices. It boosts flavor with proven enhancers, giving judges more in that “one bite”.
  • Make it Meaty Injection Baseworks with your existing spice blends, bases and the other flavor profiles you've developed. It's clear, too, so never any streaking!
  • Never tried injecting? Maybe it's time to start.
  • Make it Meaty Injection Baseis available in four sizes: 1 quart, 1 gallon, 5 gallon AND "THE BUCKET" 15 gallon packages