Microwaved Rolled Rump Roast

Total Time
1hr 23mins
Prep 8 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

From my 25 year old microwave cookbook. I have made this many times especially during hot weather when I wanted a roast and didnt want to heat the oven. Remember cooking time is per pound so adjust accordingly to your roast size!!! Slices great for sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -5 lbs rolled rump roast
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 tablespoon browning sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 5 -6 slices uncooked bacon, depending on roast length
  • 12 cup water


  1. Rub both ends of roast with salt.
  2. Brush ends with bouquet sauce mixed with 1 TBS water.
  3. Cover roast except cut ends with bacon strips, laying side by side and securing with toothpicks if needed.
  4. Place in 3 qt casserole and add 1/2 cup water.
  5. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, turning back 2 inches at the edge to vent.
  6. Micro at medium for 24-27 minutes per pound, turing roast over after 1/2 the time.
  7. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

4 5

This dish has a very good flavor, the bacon gives the broth that little something extra for a delicious gravy. However, the meat was not as tender and moist as I would have liked. This is a good recipe if you are strapped for time, but we haven't quite found that recipe to replace oven roasted beef. :o) Thank you for contributing this time saver.