If you don’t have time to make a classic rump roast recipe in the oven, this slow cooker rump roast recipe is perfect! When you’ve got a busy day, but have a few minutes in the morning to get dinner started… This Slow Cooker Rump Roast Recipe is the perfect dinner solution! Here are instructions for cooking your rump roast recipe in a slow cooker:
Slow Cooker Rump Roast Ingredients
- 4-5 pound boneless beef rump roast.
- 2 tablespoons Olive oil.
- 2 tablespoons Avocado Oil for searing.
- 1 tablespoon Salt.
- One tablespoon ground Black Pepper.
- 1 cup beef broth or water.
- One tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder or 2 crushed garlic cloves.
- 2 teaspoons onion powder.
- 1 peeled and chopped bulb of fresh garlic.
- 1 chopped and caramelized onion.
- *Optional – 4 potatoes cubed
- * Optional – 2 carrots chopped into 2 inch sections
How to Make Slow Cooker Rump Roast
Searing the Rump Roast (Optional)
If you have time and want to add extra flavor to your roast, you can sear it in a hot skillet before placing it in the slow cooker. To do this, heat a large skillet or pan over high heat.
Add a couple of tablespoons of avocado oil or olive oil to the skillet.
Sear the rump roast on all sides until it develops a nice brown crust, which should take about 3-4 minutes per side. You can also add the chopped onion to the skillet to caramelize it during the searing process.
Season the Roast
While the roast is searing, season it generously with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Prepare the Slow Cooker
Place the seared or unseared rump roast in your slow cooker.
Add Aromatics and Liquid
Pour in 1 cup of beef broth or water.
Add one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.
Sprinkle the chopped garlic over the top of the roast.
Add the caramelized onion to the slow cooker for added flavor.
*Optional – Add cubed potatoes and chopped carrot sections to make a complete meal!
Set your slow cooker to the desired cooking time and temperature. For a low and slow cooking method, set it to “Low” and let it cook for 8-10 hours. For a faster cook, you can set it to “High” and cook for 4-5 hours.
Check for Doneness
About an hour before the end of the cooking time, start checking the internal temperature of the roast using a meat thermometer. For medium-rare, aim for an internal temperature of 135°F (57°C), which will rise to 145°F (63°C) after resting. Adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of doneness.
Once the roast reaches your desired internal temperature, remove it from the slow cooker and let it rest on a cutting board for 15-20 minutes. Cover it with aluminum foil to keep it warm and allow the juices to redistribute.
After resting, use a sharp carving knife to slice the rump roast against the grain into thin slices for serving.
Serve your slow-cooked rump roast with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!
Cooking your rump roast in a slow cooker will result in a tender and flavorful roast that’s perfect for a hassle-free meal.