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There are several steps involved when it comes to making the perfect pot roast dinner and this homemade pot roast seasoning is the very first step of the process! Made with the perfect blend of herbs and spices, it enhances the meaty flavor of chuck roast and veggies (or any pot roast). And the best part is that it’s so versatile, too! Use it to season all types of pot roast, whether you’re prepping it in the slow cooker or Crock Pot, the Instant Pot or a Dutch oven.

Glass container with pot roast seasoning

This delicious seasoning blend takes just a few minutes to make and is a great spice blend to keep stocked in your spice cabinet or pantry.

It adds amazing flavor to any kind of pot roast recipe and you can also adapt it with your favorite seasonings and herbs!

Why this Recipe Works

We love easy recipes for homemade spice blends like this Chicken Taco Seasoning , Cajun Seasoning Mix and Barbecue Seasoning Recipe. They always come in handy, whether we’re prepping a large pork roast or a quick, chicken dinner.

This simple pot roast seasoning recipe is no different.

You can use it if you’re making our Slow Cooker Pot Roast or our Dutch Oven Pot Roast with Fresh Herbs.

A combination of common, everyday herbs and a variety of spices are all you need to create your own delicious dry rub that doubles as the perfect beef roast seasoning.

It is:

  • a blend of simple spices and Italian seasonings
  • savory and herb-y
  • guaranteed to transform a pot roast into extra flavorful meat
  • ready to use in just a few minutes

Ingredients for Pot Roast Seasoning

A few fresh spices and dried herbs are all you need to make your own great seasoning blend at home! There’s no need to purchase store-bought seasonings that often come with extra preservatives and synthetic sugars.

To make our pot roast rub, you will need:

  • brown sugar
  • coarse sea salt
  • black pepper
  • dried rosemary 
  • mustard powder 
  • dried thyme 
  • onion powder
  • dried oregano 
  • garlic powder
  • dried parsley

That’s it. No fresh herbs are required, and no unusual ingredients!

Close up of a jar of pot roast seasoning mix and a small sieve, beef roast sprinkled with seasoning mix in the background

An Easy Pot Roast Seasoning Recipe

As you may have already guessed, the process is quite simple.

We have all of the ingredient amounts and steps in the recipe card at the bottom of the page, but here’s a quick look at how to make it:

Measure the ingredients into a glass jar (or similar airtight container). You can also toss the ingredients together in a bowl prior to transferring them to a jar.

pot roast seasoning

Stir to combine (or give it a good shake) and cover the jar with a tight-fitting lid. The pot roast seasoning is now ready to use! Store it in a cool place like your pantry or spice cabinet.

A dish of seasoning mix

Use 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons of seasoning per pound of meat. Sprinkle it on all sides of the pot roast, dust lightly with flour, and sear the roast in a hot skillet to get a caramelized crust.

A jar of seasoning mix, small mesh spoon and a platter with roast beef

This pot roast seasoning will infuse your next pot roast with incredible savory flavor!

One great thing about it is that you can actually use any spices and dried herbs that are your favorites. Some of our other recommendations include powdered fennel, herbs de Provence, smoky paprika, or dried tarragon.

They all pair really well with roast beef, and in fact, you may just find that this pot roast seasoning also works for a few other delicious recipes, too! Use it on baked tri tip, seared steaks, or even lamb chops.

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Herbs and spices for Pot roast seasoning

Pot Roast Seasoning

This pot roast seasoning is the perfect blend of herbs and spices that will enhance the savory flavors of a pot beef and vegetables. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Tablespoons
Calories: 21kcal
Author: Pat Nyswonger


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1-½ tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1-½ tablespoons dried parsley


  • Measure the ingredients into an 8 or 12 ounce jar.  Stir to combine and cover with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Use 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons seasoning per pound of meat.
  • Store remainder of seasoning in a cool, dry cupboard.


  • Sprinkle the seasoning on all sides of the pot roast, dust lightly with flour and sear in a hot skillet to get a caramelize a crust..
  • Use any spices and dried herbs that are your favorites….suggestions are: powdered fennel, herbs de Provence, smoky paprika or dried tarragon.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 796mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

Pat Nyswonger

Pat is a wife, mom of four adult children, and grandmother to seventeen beautiful children. She is a self-taught home cook and loves creating delicious meals for her family and friends. Her kitchen is the hub of activity in her home, and she loves to entertain.

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