Glass jar with homemade pot roast seasoning, raw roast in background.

Pot Roast Seasoning Recipe

Contributor: Christine Pittman

For a 2 pound chuck roast, use about 3-4 teaspoons of pot roast seasoning to nicely coat the roast.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 oz. (1/2 cup) 1x
  • Category: Seasoning
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 Tbsp. dried minced onion (or 1 Tbsp. onion powder)
  • 1 Tbsp. beef bouillon powder*
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seed


  1. In a medium bowl mix together all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Transfer mixture to an air-tight container. Store up to 3 months in a cool, dry, dark, place for best flavor.

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*If you’re using bouillon cubes, they vary in size, but the small ones are usually 1 tsp. and the extra large ones are about 1 Tbsp. each. So check your package, you’ll need 1-3 cubes, crumbled up well and then added to the mixture.