This flavorful pot roast seasoning is super easy to make at home with commonly used spices and herbs and it's so much tastier than packaged blends! The hearty flavor is exceptional with any beef roast, but is also amazing with lamb, pork, and more!
My easy, homemade pot roast seasoning is delicious on almost anything!
Toss your expensive, single-serving seasoning packets in the trash and make some in your own kitchen that tastes even better! Those packaged seasonings are loaded with sodium and who knows what else, plus making it at home can save you a trip to the store.
This spice blend is a tad sweet and salty with the perfect combination of herbs and spices for not only pot roast, but many kinds of meat! Plus, you can tweak the recipe as needed when you make it yourself!
It's so easy to double, even triple, the ingredients if you'd like a larger portion. Keep a jar of this seasoning on hand, and you'll be set for a long time!
Each of these ingredients are typical herbs or spices that most people keep stocked in their kitchen. Don't forget to remove the bay leaves before serving!
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar (packed) - Light or dark, whatever you have on hand will work.
- 2 tablespoons Garlic Powder - You can add a bit more if you're a garlic lover.
- 1 ½ tablespoons Onion Powder - If you have dried minced onion it will work in a pinch, but I recommend grinding it up so it reaches more surface area on your meat.
- 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano - If you find yourself short on oregano, consider one of these substitutes.
- 2 teaspoons Dried Thyme - I have a handy list of substitutions for thyme as well!
- 1 tablespoon Coarse Salt - Coarse salt is less sensitive to moisture compared to grained salt, which is important when you plan on storing dry rubs or seasonings for a prolonged amount of time.
- 2 teaspoons Pepper - To balance flavors. You can reduce it to taste if you are very sensitive to pepper.
- 1 teaspoon Paprika - One of my favorite spices to season meat with, and a must-have in this DIY spice blend!
- 2 Bay Leaves - Adds another layer of flavor, but are not pleasant to chew on, so toss them after cooking.
*Be sure to see the recipe card below for ingredients, amounts & instructions!*
There's not much to making your own seasoning. I like to give the jar a good shake before using.
- Combine. In a small bowl stir together the spices and herbs (2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1 ½ tablespoons onion powder, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 2 teaspoons dried thyme, 1 tablespoon Kosher salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 2 teaspoons ground black pepper).
- Use for beef pot roasts. Apply 1 ½-2 tablespoons of seasoning per pound of meat, I like to press it in firmly when seasoning my roasts.
- Add some bay leaves. Use 1-2 bay leaves for cooking each pot roast, then discard the whole bay leaves before serving.
- Store. If not using right away, transfer the pot roast seasoning into an airtight container with a tight fitting lid and keep in a dry, cool place.
🥡 Storing & Reheating
Moisture is the death of all seasonings. That's why it's important to keep yours in a container or jar with an airtight lid in a dark, cool place.
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Pot Roast Seasoning (Best Homemade Blend!)
- Measure all ingredients into a small bowl and stir to combine. *Use a spice grinder for a super fine consistency on the whole dried herbs (except for the bay leaves) if desired.2 tablespoon light brown sugar, 2 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 ½ tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon Kosher salt, 2 teaspoon dried oregano, 2 teaspoon dried thyme, 2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon paprika
- Bay leaves can be added when you're cooking the pot roast, then discarded after cooking.2 whole bay leaves
- Use on your pot roast or store in an airtight storage container with a tight-fitting lid. Store your pot roast seasoning in a cool, dry place like your spice cabinet or pantry.
- This recipe makes enough seasoning for 2, 2.5-3 pound beef roasts.
- Use 2 tablespoons of seasoning per 1 pound of meat.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!