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