Add amazing flavor to the next pot roast that you make with this easy pot roast seasoning! This delicious dry rub is made with a mixture of smokey, sweet, and salty spices that will add the perfect amount of flavor to your pot roast!
Whether you are making a delicious pot roast for a party or meal prepping it for the week, be sure you spice it right with this amazing dry rub!
Give Your Meat Some Flavor
Give me all tender and flavorful meat! One thing we really like to push here on Fit Foodie Finds is don’t be afraid of flavor! As midwesterners and in our culture in general we tend to under season our food, especially our meat!
Im not saying that you have to use a ton of salt (though sometimes it’s ok to) but flavoring cuts of meat with dried herbs, ground seasonings, and more really takes meat recipes up a notch!
Pot Roast Seasoning Ingredients
Say hello to the newest dry rub on Fit Foodie Finds! This easy pot roast seasoning was developed out of a need for a great seasoning that we could grab and slather on a big chuck roast!
We use this seasoning on our Classic Pot Roast recipe and our Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe, but you can use it in any pot roast recipe whether you are plopping it in the oven, slow cooker, or the Instant Pot.
Here are the ingredients you will need for this flavorful dry rub!
- Brown Sugar
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Thyme
- Dried Parsley
- Coarse Salt
* Use 2 tablespoons of seasoning per lb. of meat.*
What Does this Seasoning Taste Like?
This pot roast seasoning is a perfect mix of savory and sweet. The garlic and onion seasoning in this dry rub are traditionally found in pot roast recipes, but using a little more dry rub than usual brings out the flavors you expect to find in a pot roast.
While the brown sugar offers just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the spice.
Make sure you use the suggested amount of salt in this recipe. The salt acts of a kind meat tenderizer and really gets the juices flowing in whatever cut of meat you use.
The thyme, parsley, and oregano create the earthy flavors that will make your pot roast and pot roast gravy flavorful and irresistible.
After you’ve mixed up this pot roast seasoning and you have your pot roast in the oven, Instant Pot, or slow cooker, it’s time to decide what you should pair with your pot roast.
Pot roast meals tend to be richer and more filling so we like to pair our pot roast recipes with lighter and delicious sides.
Here are some of our pairing recommendations based on the delicious flavor of this dry rub!
More Dry Rubs and Seasonings
Easy Pot Roast Seasoning
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1.5 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1.5 tablespoons coarse salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- Place all ingredients for the pot roast seasoning into a large glass container or mason jar.
- Then, stir the spices together to create your rub.
- Seal jar and store remainder in a dry, cool place.
Tips & Notes
- This is enough seasoning for two 2.5 – 3 lb. pot roasts.
- Use 2 tablespoons per pound of meat
- Yields: 3/4 cup
I highly recommend this recipe to anyone looking for a healthy and delicious meal. The author provided nutritional information and alternatives to make the dish fit a variety of dietary needs. I felt good about feeding it to my family.
Incredible! Came across this when looking for my usual recipe, but this is a new favorite! I cannot believe how good this roast tastes.
Love this rub! We use it everytime!
Hi there! How to think this would be if I just put water in my crockpot? Since there may be times where I don’t have a beef broth.
It would definitely lose a lot of flavor. Beef broth is essential!
When you say 1/4 cup of brown sugar, is that packed or loose?
This is a wonderful recipe – the third time I’ve used it! You can see the other photos and slight tweaks I made (more garlic powder and meat tenderizer) on my Facebook post from this evening. https://www.facebook.com/laurahj Love it and recommend it!
This rub was great! I used it with venison, added a little bit of cayenne and red pepper and the meat came out aromatic, succulent and tender!!!
I want to use this recipe on my roast. But how do you suggest cooking the roast with the dry rub on it?! I usually add beef broth and veggies in the slow cooker with mine. Do you suggest leaving it in the crock pot by itself? And for how long?Thank you!
Hi! We suggest dry rubbing your beef and then searing it on both sides before putting everything into the slow cooker with your beef broth and veggies. The rub will help flavor your sauce/gravy! So good.
Catey, I didn’t sear it first, but I let the rub sit on the roast for close to an hour while I was chopping the vegetables and other herbs to add to the crockpot. So yummy!
I mix the dry seasoning in a small jar with 2 TBL of olive oil and 2 TBL of red wine vinegar and shake well. I then pour that over the meat and it stays on top.
If no one has brought this to your attention – your web page is broken. I’ve uploaded a screen shot of the 3/4 (1x) recipe just as it appears when I load into the page (didn’t touch any buttons, just loaded in from Google). Then, while skimming through other comments I decided to look through the 1x, 2x, and 3x. That’s when I noticed the recipe changed for 1x! So, just a heads up!
With the being said – I cooked before I explored, so I used the measurements in the screen shot. Regardless if they’re wrong or not, the flavor was awesome! My pot roast turned out great! Both me and my other half loved it sooo much! (I also combined this recipe with 1 cup of breadcrumbs and about 4 to 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Then packed it on a but thick to make a crust on my roast. Delicious!)
Hi! Thanks so much for your comment! What you screenshotted is 1x the recipe. Is that what you were trying to say?
Yes, ma’am. But then, when I press on the 1x button, the recipe changes! (I’m uploading that screen shot here.)
Ohhhh! I see what you are saying now!! Sending to my dev ASAP! Thank you!
Made the single recipe and loved it. I wanted to make the 3X the ingredients batch for Christmas gifts, however, the garlic salt went from 2 tablespoons, for a single recipe, to 1 1/2 tablespoons for the 3 X the recipe. Could you clarify that for me..
Hey Bonnie! I think you’re referring to garlic powder. The single recipe calls for 1/2 tablespoon and if you multiple it by 3, that is 1.5 tablespoons. I hope this helps!
I see what you mean. Apparently the 1X recipe is actually enough seasoning for TWO (2.5-3 lb) roasts. I tripped over this myself and ended up double seasoning my meat.
awesome recipe, Did this today and was amazed at the flavor.