Level up your Sunday Pot Roast by adding this homemade Pot Roast Seasoning Recipe. DIY with this easy savory seasoning mixture for a simple home chef experience.
Once you add this seasoning to your pot roast, you can use your favorite directions to cook it in the instant pot, crockpot or slow cooker.
Step aside Mccormick packet because this make your own, from scratch, recipe is the best copycat recipe you'll find. It's gluten free making it great for all.
Below is a list of ingredients needed for this recipe. Follow our tips on each ingredient for best results.
- Garlic powder and Onion powder- These two spices give the seasoning a great savory taste.
- Brown sugar- An optional addition adds a slight sweet taste. It pairs great with the other spices and herbs. I tested this recipe over and over to get the perfect blend, trying to not add brown sugar. While the brown sugar is totally optional, all taste testers agreed it was better with the brown sugar.
- Salt and Pepper- These help to enhance the flavors of the other spices and herbs as well as the pot roast.
- Oregano, parsley, and Thyme- Great earth toned herbs. They help balance the savory spices adding to the complex taste. Use dried herbs for this to last a long time on your shelf.
- Paprika- This is a great flavor addition, you can even use smoked paprika for a smoky flavor.
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How to Make Pot Roast Seasoning
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- Combine all of the spices and herbs in a small mixing bowl.
2. Mix until the spices and herbs are evenly distributed and nice mixture is formed.
Hint: Double or triple the recipe if you are going to use this spice blend often. You can store it in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to 2 months.
Pot Roast Seasoning vs. Beef Stew Seasoning
Beef stew seasoning and pot roast seasoning are pretty similar. Beef stew seasoning is made for a more hearty meal and has a balanced combination of spices and herbs like bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, and paprika. Pot Roast Seasoning has a base of onion and garlic powders and is designed to add flavors that intensify as they simmer over an extended period of time.
Reduce the salt by 50% to make a low sodium seasoning. Most store bought seasonings like Mccormick, Kinder's, and Mrs. Dash has a high sodium count. When you make your own you are able to control how much salt you want to add. It makes for a great substitute to the seasonings you find at the store.
Add this to your favorite Mississippi Pot Roast recipe for some extra flavor and savor. It makes a great addition to so many meals.
You can even try adding it to a port roast, or even a pork loin. It doesn't have to just got with traditional pot roast.
How To Serve Pot Roast
We love making fun family meals over the weekend. We have great memories of elaborate meals that brought the family together. Try making this seasoning recipe and then adding delicious yet easy sides like air fryer brussels sprouts, and creamed corn.
Storing Pot Roast Seasoning
Store at room temperature in a cool, dry place in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
Mix it really well for an even distribution of flavor. If it's been sitting in the cupboard for some time make sure to mix before using to make sure it's even.
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Pot Roast Seasoning
- 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 ½ Tablespoons onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar optional
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 2 teaspoons parsley
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together using a small whisk or fork.
- Use on your pot roast immediately or store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
- use 2 Tablespoons of seasoning per 1 pound of meat.
- This will season about 5-6 pounds of pot roast, total.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 months
- Freeze in a freezer friendly container for up to 1 year.
- For a low sodium version, reduce the salt by 50%.
Typically onion powder and garlic powder are the base of the seasoning. It also includes the herbs thyme, parsley, and oregano along with paprika. Optional brown sugar is added for a sweet undertone but it doesn't take away from the savory flavor. Add salt and pepper to enhance the flavors of the other spices and herbs.
The base of this recipe is onion powder and garlic powder. Add paprika and a medley of herbs such as thyme, parsley, and oregano. You can include a bit of brown sugar that nicely complements the savory flavor. Don't forget to season with salt and pepper to enhance all the other spices
Pot Roast Seasoning is a mixture of herbs and spices that enhance the flavor of a roast. It also adds an aroma level which helps elevate the flavor as well.
Yes. To make your own you will need to combine Onion Powder, Garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, brown sugar, thyme, oregano, and parsley. Mixed altogether and it makes a great seasoning for any roast.
Yes you absolutely can. Be sure to add just a small amount at a time until it's seasoned just the way you like it. Try doing 1 tablespoon at a time.