Easy Pot Roast Seasoning


Pot Roast Seasoning

You can easily make your own homemade pot roast seasoning that tastes fabulous. We are so excited to share our pot roast seasoning recipe with you because it is super easy to make, does not require a lot of ingredients, and will enhance the overall flavor of your classic pot roast. 

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Classic Pot Roast

Our easy recipe for pot roast seasoning will help you to make a delicious classic pot roast. The combined flavors of our pot roast seasoning are perfect because they help enhance your roast’s overall flavor, without overpowering the pot roast.

With our easy seasoning, you can enjoy a deliciously flavored pot roast, that is very simple, yet allows you to enjoy the best tasting meat ever! 

What Does this Seasoning Taste Like?

The primary flavors of our delicious seasoning are onion and garlic. This is why the seasoning helps to boost the natural flavor, without overpowering your roast. 

We are excited to share our easy recipe with you, in hopes that you enjoy it too! 

Easy Pot Roast Seasoning

Pot Roast Seasoning Ingredients

Sea salt

Garlic salt

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Dried parsley

Minced onions

Minced garlic

Pot Roast Seasoning with measurements

How to make our Pot Roast Seasoning

To make our pot roast seasoning you want to begin first by finely mincing a small fresh onion. And then once it is minced add it to a small bowl, and combine with minced garlic, sea salt, garlic powder, garlic salt, onion powder, and dried parsley. 

When all of your ingredients are added to the bowl, gently mix them together until combined. The pot roast seasoning is now prepared and ready to add to the roast. 

How to Season Roast Beef

To season the pot roast, we recommend that you first drizzle your roast with olive oil on both sides. Then place the roast into a Dutch oven or crockpot. 

Next, take your seasoning mixture and sprinkle it over the entire roast. 

How to Cook a Pot Roast

To cook the perfect pot roast, we recommend that you first allow plenty of time. When your pot roast is added to your Dutch oven or crockpot and covered in olive oil and seasoning, add 1 to 2 cups of water into the roast container. 

Cover the roast in place in a cold oven at 350°F for approximately 2 to 3 hours. 

For a crockpot, you will want to secure the lid on the crockpot, then turn your crockpot to high heat, and cook for 3 to 4 hours. 

When your roast is fully cooked, but still not falling apart and tender as you want it, add your vegetables such as carrots and potatoes if desired. 

We like to cut our potatoes into quarters at least so that they cook faster. We have also found that whole carrots provide the best flavor over baby carrots.

You simply want to be sure that you peel the carrots first, then cut them into smaller sections before adding them to the roast. 

If needed add more water so that your roast stays nice and juicy while your vegetables cook. 

Continue cooking the roast for another hour approximately until the potatoes and carrots are done, and your roast is nice and tender. Ideally, we love a good roast that is so tender it easily falls apart. 

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How to Use Pot Roast Seasoning

Our pot roast seasoning is best when added to your roast immediately after the pot roast seasoning is prepared. 

If you wish to prepare ahead of time, we do recommend that you substitute the fresh onions for dried onions and substitute the freshly minced garlic for dried onion flakes.

When your fresh ingredients are substituted for dried, this pot roast seasoning can be prepared well in advance and used as desired. 

How Long to Cook Pot Roast

The amount of time it takes to cook a pot roast depends on how well you like the pot roast done if you want it just cooked, or tender and falling apart. It also depends on the size of your pot roast and if you are using the oven to cook your roast or a crockpot. 

To bake at 350°F. To have a pot roast ready within 2 to 4 hours, you will want to bake the pot roast at 350°F for approximately two hours then add your vegetables and continue baking until it is done to your liking. 

All Day Roast. On the other hand, if you want to be able to cook the roast all day, then we recommend cooking it low and slow. This will allow you that nice tender roast, that is still juicy and falls apart.

To prepare your roast at a lower temperature, you will want to preheat your oven to 270°F to 200°F. Add your roast and cook it for 5 to 7 hours at this temperature. When it is nearing done, you will want to increase the heat of your oven to 350°F so that the roast browns before serving it.  

Internal Temperature. Ideally, you want the internal temperature of a roast to be between 200°F to 210°F for the roast to nicely shred. 

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Roast Beef Seasoning Tips

How to Make Ahead. To prepare the pot roast seasoning ahead of time, you will simply want to exchange your fresh onion for dried onions, and your fresh minced garlic for dried garlic flakes.

When you exchange your fresh ingredients for dried, it can be prepared in advance and used whenever you want. 

Fresh Ingredients. We have instructed you to use fresh onion and freshly minced garlic because we like the overall flavor of the fresh ingredients better.

However, if you do want to make it in advance, you can use the dry ingredients instead. We have found that this seasoning is not difficult to prepare, and can easily be made right before you are ready to cook the roast.  

Pot Roast Tips and Tricks

Microwave Vegetables in Water. If you want to speed up the cooking process of the vegetables this is very easy to do.

We recommend that you prepare the vegetables, such as your potatoes and carrots, wash them, and cut them as desired. Then place the prepared vegetables into a microwave safe bowl and cover them with water. 

We recommend microwaving the vegetables for approximately eight minutes or until they are slightly soft when a knife is inserted. Add the microwaved vegetables to your pot roast, and it will greatly speed up the cooking time of the vegetables. This way your roast can be enjoyed much faster!

Keep it from Drying Out. To keep your pot roast from drying out, there is a very easy trick you can do which will help it.

If your roast isn’t quite done, or you want to keep it warm until it’s ready to serve, you can easily cover the roast in water, along with your seasonings. This will help keep your pot roast nice and moist. 

Storing & Reheating


Seasoning Storage. The pot roast seasoning if made with fresh onion and fresh garlic should be used right away. However, if you are using dried onion and dried garlic, you can store the prepared seasoning in a cool, dry location for a few days. 

Storing pot roast at room temperature. A pot roast should be kept at room temperature for no more than two hours when your room temperature is between 40°F and 90°F.

If the room temperature is 90°F or above, then the roast should remain at room temperature no longer than one hour before it goes bad. 

Storing pot roast in the fridge. Your pot roast can be kept in the fridge at 40°F or below for up to 3 to 4 days. To store the pot roast in the fridge it should be sealed in an airtight container or plastic storage bag. Be sure to remove any excess air, and keep no more than 3 to 4 days. 

Storing pot roast in the freezer. Your pot roast can also be frozen if desired. To freeze, you will want to transfer it into an air-tight container, seal it securely in a plastic freezer bag, or vacuum seal it. Then place into the freezer at 0°F or below for up to 2 to 3 months. 


To reheat your pot roast, it can be reheated in the oven, on the stovetop, or in the microwave. 

In the oven. To reheat the pot roast in the oven, place it into the oven-safe dish, and then add it to the oven. Heat your oven to 350°F and heat the leftover pot roast until it is warmed through. 

On the stovetop. To reheat and eat the pot roast on your stovetop, transfer the pot roast to a skillet and place it on a burner over medium heat. Add a little bit of water to the pan, and cover. Heat the roast until it is warmed through. 

Microwave. You can also reheat the pot roast in the microwave if desired. To do this place the roast onto a microwave safe plate or bowl, and cover it with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until the pot roast is warmed through. 

What to Pair with Roast Beef Seasoning

Obviously, the best thing to pair with that roast seasoning is well, a pot roast. But what do you have alongside your pot roast? We have a few ideas for you below! 


Our recipe above is a very classic take on pot roast seasoning. It’s nice because it does not overpower the roast, it serves to enhance the natural flavors of your roast.

However, if you are looking for a seasoning that adds extra flavor, below are some variations for you including ingredients that you can add. 

Paprika. Paprika definitely adds an extra flavor to the pot roast seasoning.

Simply add 1 teaspoon of paprika to our pot roast seasoning recipe for additional flavor.

Lemon Pepper. Another seasoning that you can add to the pot roast for extra flavor is lemon pepper.

Simply adding ½ teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning to the above recipe will add extra flavor for sure. 

Rosemary. Although not everyone enjoys rosemary, it is enjoyed by many and makes a good addition to your pot roast seasoning if desired.

You can use fresh or dried rosemary for this recipe. A couple of pinches of rosemary will do the trick. 

Red wine. That’s right, adding red wine to your pot roast, will actually help to enhance the flavor of your roast and helps to break down the fat in your roast as well. 

Worcestershire sauce. All the less common, adding Worcestershire sauce to your roast will also give the roast a delicious flavor, and make the roast absolutely tasty. 

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What’s the Best Meat for Pot Roast?

There are several different options for meat when it comes to making a pot roast. Some of the best options include a Chuck roast, round roast, or beef brisket. Our favorite to use is definitely the chuck roast. 

What liquid do you put in pot roast?

We recommend that you use water in the roast to help keep it nice and moist. However, if you want you can also add red wine, or beef broth to the roast as well. 

Should my pot roast be covered in liquid?

Most of the time you do not need your roast to be covered in liquid. Rather you want the roast to be covered about halfway up the roast this will help keep it nice and moist but will also allow your roast to cook and brown as well.

If the roast is completely done cooking, and you need to keep it in the oven longer, you can add more liquid to help keep it moist and prevent the roast from burning. 

Do you put vegetables on top or bottom of pot roast?

We recommend putting vegetables around the side of the roast as much as possible, but you can also put them on top as well.

We recommend that you add vegetables part way through the cooking, therefore we recommend adding them on top. 

Will pot roast get more tender the longer you cook it?

How tender your pot roast gets is determined by what type of meat you are using, what temperature you are cooking at, and how long it is cooking.

If you want a nice tender roast, we do recommend that you cook it low and slow, being sure to allow plenty of time for the roast to get nice and tender.

Pot Roast Seasoning (Best Homemade Blend!)

Making your own homemade pot roast seasoning and surprisingly easy. There is no need to spend big money on Lipton soup mix, even McCormick pot roast seasoning.

You can easily make your own homemade seasoning blend, that will complement your pot roast nicely, and allow you to make a delicious, flavored pot roast that everyone will enjoy. 

We hope that you will give this recipe a try and let us know what you think about it! We hope you love it as well!

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Faith is the resident baking expert of this sister duo, and first started baking at age ten when she learned to make chocolate chip cookies on her own. From there she went on to have her own night of the week to make dinner for the whole family. She is excited to share amazing recipes and a love of food, and help you become kitchen smart!

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