Slow-Cooker Rump Roast Tips
How do you tenderize a rump roast?
Rump roast is a lean and economical cut that is tasty, yet tough. This cut typically takes a longer time to become tender. The best way to cook it is to braise it in the oven, or to use a slow cooker. Once cooked, slice the roast thinly against the grain to maximize tenderness. Don't forget about these additional tips on how to tenderize tough meat
What else is a rump roast called?
A rump roast is sometimes called a bottom round oven roast or a bottom round roast.
How do you keep meat from drying out in a slow cooker?
There are several factors to keeping slow-cooked meat moist. Make sure your lid fits properly, and that you don’t remove it during cooking. Small cuts of meats dry out during cooking much faster than larger pieces. Also, use the right size slow cooker
. Small amounts of food in a large slow cooker will cook faster, causing them to dry out before the end of the cooking time. Read our slow-cooker conversion tips
to convert this recipe for the size of your slow cooker.
What are some variations of rump roast?
Similar cuts of beef
that could be used in place of bottom round are sirloin tip roast and eye of round roast. You could also consider chuck roast, which is a great cut for the slow cooker. There is a lot of tangy flavor from the horseradish sauce and vinegar, but you could cut back on those and replace the water with apple juice for a sweeter flavor. Celery salt is a classic seasoning for pot roast recipes
, but Italian herbs like basil, oregano and thyme in place of the celery salt would create a pleasant and homey dish as well.
What do you serve with rump roast?
Like a lot of slow-cooker beef recipes
, this rump roast recipe includes potatoes and carrots, so it's nearly a meal in one. Consider serving homemade rolls
or homemade bread
with it to dip in the flavorful gravy. Or, add a side salad
or green beans
to round out your dinner.
How do you store rump roast?
Store slow-cooker rump roast leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
Can you freeze slow-cooker rump roast?
Leftover rump roast can be frozen for 3 to 4 months. Thaw overnight and reheat to an internal temperature of 165°.—Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Book Editor
, and Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor
1 serving: 368 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1.500 starch, 1 fat.