Over the years, one of our favorite seasoning mixes has been McCormick Pot Roast Seasoning Mix. This particular recipe brings out the flavor in the pot roast and ensures it’s both tender and juicy.
To create the perfect pot roast, gather your ingredients. We generally use carrots, potatoes, and onions. However, other veggies are delicious as well, such as fresh green beans (which you’ll want to add during the last 45 minutes of cooking if using a crockpot).
Place the meat in a slow cooker and arrange the raw vegetables around it. Mix the seasoning mix and broth and pour over the top—cover and cook on low for about eight hours, or on high for about four hours. I highly recommend cooking the pot roast on low heat, as it tends to tenderize better and take on a better texture.
I first started making this homemade pot roast seasoning mix because we were living in an extremely rural area where the nearest grocery store was about two hours away. At that time, ordering online was pretty unheard of; Now, you can purchase McCormick seasoning mixes online, if you prefer.
Copycat McCormick Pot Roast Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon parsley flakes
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 cups beef broth (you can use beef bullion if you want to make a complete Make-ahead mix, then just add water). If using beef bullion, rather than broth, you will need to reduce the salt amount by HALF.
2 1/2- 3 pound Pot Roast
Rub the oil over the roast and place it in the crockpot. Sprinkle the seasonings over the meat and pour the broth over the top. Add the onions; in a few hours, add the potatoes and carrots.
Copycat McCormick Pot Roast Seasoning Mix – Cheater Version
Combine the contents of each of the packets all together in a mason jar or other covered container.
Mix 4 tablespoons of seasoning mix with 1/2 cup water and pour the mixture over one 3-4 lb pot roast when ready to use.
Copycat McCormick Pot Roast Instant Pot Recipe
1 Copycat Pot Roast Seasoning Mix (as described above)
3 cups beef broth
1 Tablespoon of oil
5 cups cut-up vegetables of your choice (potatoes, carrots, onions, turnip, etc.)
2 1/2- 3 pound Pot Roast
Using the saute function of the instant pot, heat one tablespoon of oil. Add the roast, cooking 4-6 minutes, until lightly browned, turning once. After the meat is brown, add the vegetables of your choice.
Combine the seasoning mix with the broth and pour it over the meat and vegetables. Set the instant pot for 60 minutes on the Meat/Stew function. Allow the Instant pot to vent itself using natural release rather than a quick release.