By Gone Fishin' on March 25, 2008
Photo by mmmgoodfish
Photo by mmmgoodfish
"DO NOT use Pyrex/glass pans for this recipe, because they are not meant to be used at such high temperatures. Please use a standard metal roasting pan. ........................................................................................................................... For as long as I can remember, my mother has been fixing the perfect rump roast. It is by far my favorite meal. Served with rice and gravy, I am one happy camper. I love mine rare. Lately I have been fixing one on Sunday, having my Sunday meal and then I have the rest to eat on all week long. Life doesn't get any better. One thing my mom used to always remind me was to take your meat out well before you are going to cook it so it gets to room temperature."
Serving Size: 1 (365 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Perfection! I took my 5 pound roast out of the fridge a good 2 hours prior to cooking and used about 7 or 8 cloves of garlic. After searing I added a splash of worcestershire, garlic salt and onion powder to 2 cups of water (my roasting pan is quite large). After the first hour I added some quartered yukon gold potatoes (plus a cup more water mixture) and continued to cook (and baste every 30 min) for a total of roughly 3 hours. Unreal flavor, it tasted like Prime Rib; no kidding! Thank you Gone Fishin' for sharing your mom's truly perfect "Perfect Rump Roast" recipe with the world!"
"This is a wonderful recipe. I made a medium rare, succulent, delicious rump roast for Christmas Dinner yesterday. Rump roasts have always been a challenge for me - they won't ever be again. It took ~25 minutes per pound at 275 for medium rare. I used 1/2 red wine and 1/2 veggie bouillon instead of water. The drippings were the base for a delicious gravy. My family raved - THANKS!"
"The roast prepared this way is great. The only real change I made was that I substituted a can of beef broth for the water. The wife, aka the boss, loved it and when the wife is happy all is well with world. Thirty-seven years of marriage and five years of living in sin teaches a person these things. Have used quite a few recipies on this site and this is the first time I've commented on one. Gone Fishin, your mother must have been a great cook. Thanks!!"
"I am shaking as I write this because I just exploded my rump roast. Unfortunately, I used a glass/Pyrex roasting dish and when I slowly added the HOT HOT water to the pan after the 20 minutes of searing, the glass exploded. Now I have a royal mess in my oven and over the floor, no dinner, and a waste of good meat and money. Fortunately, I did not get hurt. Wow, what a lesson. My bad I guess. But I would suggest (for us novices) that you specify non-glass cookware. Don't know if I will have the nerve to try this again..."
"@gulfwild: You cannot use a Pyrex pan to sear meat at 500 degrees. I found this out the hard way myself. It will shatter, even if you don't open the oven door or add liquid. However, you can't add liquid to hot Pyrex either. In fact, consumers are supposed to add liquid to the bottom of a Pyrex pan BEFORE cooking any meat or vegetables that might leak juice or moisture as it cooks.
Furthermore, on the Pyrex website, it says to never add liquid to hot Pyrex cookware (regardless of how hothothot the water was).
Your warning on this recipe is a good one for those who don't know how to safely use their Pyrex bakeware. Glad you weren't hurt."
"I made this once before tonite, and it turned out delicious; but I was afraid it was just a good roast. Tonite's roast came out exactly like the first, just amazing. My only problem was that using these directions, and oven temp, a 3 pound roast took 2 hours for medium. Knowing this, I will still make it every time."
"WOW! I will NEVER make another roast the way I used to! This is incredible! So juicy and flavorful. When I stuck my fork into it, I was a little skeptical, but when I cut into it (against the grain) and the juice poured out and I tasted it I was hooked! Thanks for a great recipe! I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing. I did add potatoes and carrots to the juice while it cooked"
"We had this for supper tonight-last minute and it was excellent!!! We don't eat beef very often and it was a real treat,well done on the outside, rare in the middle-Awesome. Next time tho' I will try black pepper instead of white pepper to tame it down a little bit. Like others I used half red wine and half water for the 1 cup. Served with Recipe #744. My hubby thought he'd died and gone to heaven.Thanks for a great recipe!!"
"I thought this recipe sounded awesome but I had a slight disaster. When I added the water, my baking dish shattered, leaving me with a HUGE mess and a screaming 5 year old. Should definitely NOT use a glass pan. I suppose I should have thought about that but I was rushing to get it in the oven. I will more than likely try it again. It sounds great but I was extremely disappointed that I wasted that much time and money to end up throwing it in the trash."
"Excellent! I had a 2 1/2 lb. rump roast....I didn't add the garlic (husband doesn't like it) and used Montreal seasoning in place of the salt, pepper, garlic. After reading some of the reviews, I used beef broth in place of the water and sliced my onion into quarters....the onions got all browned and delicious! I roasted the beef until it reached 150 degrees, removed it from the pan and kept it warm, then poured out the juices and added some veg oil to the pan and browned a couple of tablespoons of flour right in the pan over low heat. I added enough water to the juices to make about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of liquid and poured that back into the pan and whisked with the browned flour. What a delicious gravy that was!! This is really a great, simple recipe and I'll definitely use it again the next time rump roast goes on sale as it did today! Thanks so much for posting this recipe :)"
"Great Recipe and so simple. My roast turned out perfect. The garlic add just the flavor to the roast. Thanks!!!"
"Amazing--I prefer my meat a little more towards medium/medium well--it still turned out tender and juicy. I used more garlic (love it) and roasted it with chopped onions and carrots. Never made a successful beef roast before--thanks for the great recipe!"
"Do not use Pampered chef stone ware either, It will crack! Learned the hard way 2 times..:("
"Roast was tough! Cooking time was too short to get it tender. Had to put back in oven at 350 for an hour. 3.1 LB roast"
"This is a brilliant recipe...SUPER DELICIOUS!!! I never cooked a rump roast before & luckily I stumbled onto the PERFECT recipe! Thanks so much Gone Fishin' :) Of course I doctored mine a little...I almost never follow a recipe to the letter...so this is how I cooked mine: while my roast was coming up to room temp I stuffed the slits with a half head of garlic, each clove cut in half. I used sea salt, pepper & onion powder all over the roast & in slits too. Poured some worchestershire & rice vinegar over the top letting it marinate & occasionally turning it while coming up to temp. After searing I put 2 yellow onion sliced into 1/2 inch rings in the bottom of pan with marinade, a little additional worchestershire & rice vinegar along with 2 cups water (I have a big pan) & draped about 8-10 sprigs of fresh thyme onto the fat cap. I cooked the 4lbs roast for 25 mins per lbs & it came out with a nice juicy medium pink blush, a true medium rare! I served it with a mushroom gravy that I made from the drippings...I reused the onions from the roasting pan because they still had life in them, saut?ed them with a mess of butter & white button mushrooms, salt & pepper. When the mushrooms were done to my liking I threw in a heaping TBS of flour for a nice roux. I added the drippings & it was really tight so I thinned with only water till it coated the spoon nicely. The result was off the hook crazy good!! I understand why other posters make this recipe for Christmas dinner! I had my neighbors over for dinner & they raved saying it was the best meal they'd ever eaten. Make this recipe y'all...you will be very happy with it!!"
"So good! Added a little extra garlic, seemed to be good amounts salt and pepper, makes great drippings for gravy, although I ran out of time and just strained out onions and used it to dip meat into. Meat was super juicy and tender. 20 mins/lb made it about med rare."
"I jazzed this up a bit with some crushed gingersnaps when I put the onion and water into the pot. Sort of a sauerbraten thing. Added fresh spaetzle about 6 minutes before I pulled the dish out of the oven. Very good! My Le Creuset was the perfect cooking vessel for a recipe like this."
"A REALLY fine recipe........well enjoyed.........have found many recipes on this site, and finally commenting on a truely easy (our fav) and flavourfull hunk of beef! Thanks again!"
"Followed recipe exactly & it turned out perfect!! The most flavorful & moist roast ever! Thank you :)"
"I wanted to add my comments but not a rating. I had a 2.5lb rump roast but did not want it rare inside, we don't like to see pink! I cooked it just until the timer popped up that it came with. When I added the water, I also added half a packet of onion soup mix. I LOVED the garlic pieces in there (I added a few more than called for and whole) and loved all the onions. I added a few potato wedges on the side. So the flavoring and taste was great but our roast was not very tender, still kind of tough to chew but maybe I cooked it too long. I loved the searing though and the flavor was amazing, definitely try the onion soup packet, it made a great gravy at the end."