Roast beef is the ultimate comfort food. If you’re looking for a great way to make your holiday dinner stand out or just want to serve a delicious Sunday roast that will knock your family’s socks off, you’ll love this melt-in-your-mouth rump roast recipe.
How To Cook A Bottom Round Roast
Prepare the roast: Start by placing a roast onto a layer of paper towels and patting the roast dry with paper towels to remove the moisture. (See the recipe card below for the full printable instructions.)
Creating the rub: mix the garlic, thyme, rosemary, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Brush the roast with olive oil and rub the seasoning blend onto the meat.
Cover and refrigerate: Using your fingers spread and massage the seasonings into the roast until fully covered. Once fully covered place the roast uncovered (see notes)* in the fridge for 6 hours.
Preheat the oven: Remove the roast from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven.
Cook the roast: Place the roast on a wire rack or trivet in a large cast iron skillet or roasting pan. Insert an oven-safe thermometer into the roast and bake until it reaches your desired doneness level.
Resting the roast: Tent the roast with aluminum foil when it’s out of the oven and let it rest. After it rests, reverse sear it at a high temperature in the oven until a beautiful golden brown crust forms. See the recipe card below for the full written instructions, including ingredient amounts, cooking times, and helpful tips, etc.
Allow the roast to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. This will help the meat cook more evenly and result in a juicier roast.
Use a meat thermometer to ensure the roast reaches the desired level of doneness. This will prevent overcooking or undercooking your roast.
Allow the roast to rest for 10-15 minutes after cooking. This will help the juices redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful roast.
How to make a tender beef roast in the oven
Mix the oil and herbs in a small bowl to create your rub. Let this mixture sit a few minutes to allow the herbs to soften and infuse the oil with flavor.
Rub the herb rub all over the beef, making sure it’s completely covered. In addition to adding flavor, this will ensure the roast gets a beautiful brown crust on the outside.
Sear in a hot oven to brown the roast
Reduce the heat and cook the beef rump roast low and slow for the most tender roast beef of your life
Rest the beef before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.
How to Cook a Rump Roast Just Like Grandma’s
There’s nothing better than a juicy roast beef dinner on a cold winter day.
Today, I’m sharing my favorite way to make roast beef in the oven. It’s perfect when you want something easy and delicious to serve for the holidays or to make a Sunday dinner a little more special.
There’s a reason roast beef is such a classic for family gatherings. You don’t need to be a professional chef or even have much experience cooking at all to make it. All you need is a rump roast, some common seasonings, and a baking pan. Once you have those things in place, it’s time to get cooking!
So how do you cook a rump roast? That’s what I’m here for! I’ve got all your answers—including what do to with those leftovers.
- Hands off method. Searing the roast in a hot oven and then turning the heat down to let it roast slowly means you don’t have to dirty a second pan.
- Classic seasonings. We’re keeping things simple here with classic seasonings that let the flavor of the beef shine. That means the leftovers have maximum versatility!
- Melt-in-your-mouth tender. No tough, chewy beef here!
Rump roast. For this classic recipe, I like to use rump roast, which is an affordable cut of beef that’s very tender. You can also use a bottom round, sirloin tip, or go all out and splurge on a boneless prime rib roast. Whichever you choose, look for a cut that’s labelled choice or prime and has some visible marbling for the best quality.
Garlic. I use a few cloves of fresh garlic for the best flavor.
Rosemary and Thyme. Using fresh herbs in your rub gives this rump roast recipe a fresh, modern vibe. You can substitute dried herbs if they’re all you have, but you will sacrifice some flavor.
Salt and Pepper.
You’ll also need a roasting pan that’s large enough to fit your roast. A meat thermometer is also helpful for ensuring your roast is cooked perfectly.
Rating 5.0 (62) · 5 hr 5 minMay 25, 2023 · Bake the roast for approximately 1-2 hours PER POUND (I average 60-67 minutes per pound, or a total of 4-4.5 hours).
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