October 31, 2022| By

Pot Roast Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 mins
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This homemade pot roast seasoning recipe will take your pot roast from good to great! It has only 6 pantry staple ingredients and is a delicious seasoning blend that packs amazing flavor - much better than store bought blends!

Make this roast beef seasoning with my Oven Baked Chuck Roast or Creamy Dijon Braised Beef!

pot roast seasoning in a bowl.
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When I think of the perfect pot roast recipe, I think of a dish that's simple, tender, and most importantly - delicious! Well, the flavor starts with the seasoning!

This pot roast seasoning is a homemade spice blend full of a variety of spices to add tons of flavor to every bite! Each ingredient enhances the natural flavor of the beef so that you can enjoy the tender meat AND the flavor of the spices all together.

This spice blend is made of garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, parsley flakes, a little smoked paprika, and rosemary. It's one of those easy recipes that you'll want to make in bulk and sprinkle on top of everything with a little black pepper and sea salt. Best part, it doesn't contain any additives like yeast extract or wheat gluten protein, or silicon dioxide etc.

It can also be used as a delicious dry rub for any cut of beef, not just seasoning for pot roast! It goes exceptionally well with chicken, pork roast or pork chops, rump roast, steaks, etc. Whether you're cooking in a dutch oven, instant pot, or doing a long slow cook in a crock pot - this seasoning blend is perfection.

Ingredients

a chuck roast coated in pot roast seasoning.

This recipe makes enough for a 3 pound roast so adjust quantities as needed (exact measurements in the recipe card) .

To make this roast rub, you'll need a few common ingredients from your spice cabinet:

Garlic powder - this recipe calls for a tablespoon of garlic powder (we're garlic lovers here), however, you can add more or less according to your preferences!

Onion Powder - it's essentially dehydrated onion that's been pulsed into a fine powder for a concentrated onion flavor! It's one of my favorite seasonings. Even if you're using fresh onions, don't skip this ingredient.

Dried Thyme - for earthy herby flavors that have a slightly lemon undertone.

Smoked Paprika - this is a must have! It adds a hint of smoky flavor to the meat. If you're using beef stock and red wine in your braising liquid, the smoked paprika really pairs well with those flavors!

Dried Rosemary - to add more herby flavor!

Parsley - for subtle flavor and a pop of color.

Salt and Pepper - use kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper for the most flavor!

Of note, I recommend also adding in a bay leaf or two when using braising or using a slow cooker. This enhances the flavor of the braising liquid and in turn the meat. This pot roast seasoning recipe, however, is for the meat itself. Just be sure to remove them prior to eating, they do not go down well. Trust me, I've learned this the hard way.

Tips

  • Use fresh spices! Over time, spices lose their flavor. In order to get the best results, use spices that are fresh!
  • Marinate your next pot roast in this seasoning blend for 24 hours. Coat the meat with the spice blend, salt, and pepper. Allow it to sit in the refrigerator on a baking sheet, uncovered for 24 hours (also known as a dry brine). This allows the seasonings to penetrate the meat, making your beef roast super flavorful and tender!
  • If you have any leftover seasoning, store it in an airtight container in a dark cool place. It'll last for up to six months.
  • For the most flavorful meat, make sure to coat all sides of the meat with the seasoning!

How to make Pot Roast Seasoning

  1. Simply combine all of your seasonings in a bowl or jar.
  2. Whisk together or give it a good shake until fully combined. Store for later or sprinkle all over a big chuck roast!

Use this seasoning with my bavette steak, oven baked chuck roast, or even smoked chicken thighs!

How to season Pot Roast

  • Pat the chuck roast dry (or whatever cut of meat that you are using) with a paper towel so that seasonings stick to the meat.
  • Add the pot roast seasoning onto the meat and coat all sides.
  • Cook immediately or place roast on a baking sheet and dry brine in the refrigerator uncovered for up to 24 hours.

Recipe FAQs

Can pot roast sit out overnight?

No! You should not leave pot roast out overnight. You can store your cut of beef in the refrigerator, however, you should not leave raw beef out for longer than 2 hours at room temperature.


Do you season pot roast before searing?

Yes, you should season the beef prior to searing it. Season the beef and allow it to sit uncovered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours for best results.

Can i use pot roast seasoning for beef stew?

Yes! Just be sure to add cornstarch if you'd like to have a thicker stew.

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pot roast seasoning in a bowl with a spoon.

Pot Roast Seasoning

This homemade pot roast seasoning recipe will take your pot roast from good to great! Only 6 ingredients needed to make this delicious blend!
Serving: 4 tbsps
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Calories: 18kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl or Jar
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder 
  • ½ tbsp dried thyme
  • ½ tbsp dried parsley 
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary 
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt (adjust to your liking)

Directions

  • Combine garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried parsley, smoked paprika, dried rosemary, black pepper, and kosher salt in a bowl or jar.
  • Mix or shake together.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Notes

Tips
  • Use fresh spices! Over time, spices lose their flavor. In order to get the best results, use spices that are fresh!
  • Marinate your next pot roast in this seasoning blend for 24 hours. Coat the meat with the spice blend, salt, and pepper. Allow it to sit in the refrigerator on a baking sheet, uncovered for 24 hours (also known as a dry brine). This allows the seasonings to penetrate the meat, making your beef roast super flavorful and tender!
  • If you have any leftover seasoning, store it in an airtight container in a dark cool place. It'll last for up to six months.
  • For the most flavorful meat, make sure to coat all sides of the meat with the seasoning!

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Anytime, seasonings
Cuisine: American

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