Master Brine Recipe for Meats

Total Time
48hrs 15mins
Prep 48 hrs
Cook 15 mins

Soak for 48 hours before using-it will help produce the juicyyyyyy-est meat you have ever made!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Allow to cool completely before using.
  3. Large heavy duty sealable plastic bags work the best.


Most Helpful

Shortly after Di posted this Brine recipe I used it on a buffalo roast and it did wonders in making it juicy and tender. Last night I bbq'd a half turkey that had been in my freezer since Christmas. I used this brine and marinated the bird for 28 hours - everyone agreed that they had never tasted a moister, better bird. Thank-you again Di you have made a believer out of me!

Bergy July 14, 2003

I used this recipe to brine my Thanksgiving Turkey and I just wanted to say that it is the only way that I will be roasting my birds from now on. I followed your instructions to the letter only I had a 20lb bird so I did double the brine. This was absolutely the most flavorful, juiciest bird that ever graced my kitchen. I let it rest 30 minutes before carving and it sliced like a dream. Thank you Di! And I apoligize as I thought I had already reviewed!

Just Cher December 10, 2002

Kept forgetting to rate this, Excellent! I couldnt make a roast unless it was a pot roast to have it turn out tender. This recipe made the perfect beef roast, I plan on trying it with lots of other meats.

Tara March 12, 2002

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