Juicy and Tender Rump Steak Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy steak recipe that is both juicy and tender, look no further! This rump steak recipe is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re having a cozy family dinner or need a meal prep option for the week, this dish has got you covered. Plus, it’s budget-friendly and packed with protein.

Rump steak

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients.
  • The steak gets a beautiful sear on each side, locking in all the flavors.
  • Despite its affordability, this cut of steak remains juicy and tender.
  • It’s a healthy option, being low in carbs and sugar, and suitable for various dietary preferences such as Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, Keto, nut-free, and sugar-free.

Ingredients & Substitutions

To make this rump steak, you’ll need:

  • Fresh rump steak (aim for a 1-inch thickness)
  • Sea salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Avocado oil (or olive oil as a substitute)
  • Butter (or ghee for a dairy-free option)
  • Fresh herbs for garnish

Meat with butter and oil

What is Rump Steak?

Rump steak is a flavorful cut of meat from the hind of the cow, also known as the round or the rump. It’s a lean cut with less marbling and lower fat content compared to other steaks. While it requires tenderizing or marinating to soften the meat, rump steak can be cooked in various ways such as braising, broiling, sautéing, or pan-frying. In Europe, it’s commonly known as rump steak, while in the United States, it’s often referred to as round steak.

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Rump steak on plate

Taste & Texture

This beef rump steak is hearty and savory, delivering a rich and satisfying flavor. While it may not be as tender as filet mignon, it still offers a delightful texture. Depending on your preference, the thickness of the steak can vary from as small as ½ inch to thicker than 1 inch.

How to Make

Step 1

Start by patting the steak dry with paper towels and seasoning both sides with sea salt and pepper.

Seasoned beef on plate

Step 2

Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the steaks to the pan.

Beef in skillet

Step 3

Cook the steaks for 2 minutes, then flip them and add butter to the pan. Cook for another 2 minutes.

Butter steak in pan

Step 4

Remove the steaks from the pan and let them rest for 5 minutes to lock in the juices.

Juicy meat on plate

Step 5

Finally, serve the rump steak with fresh herbs for added flavor.

Expert Tips & Tricks

  • For the best results, use a high-quality steak and have it sliced at your local butcher.
  • Thaw frozen steak completely before cooking.
  • Allow the oil to get hot before adding the steaks to achieve a beautiful sear.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the desired level of doneness.
  • Avoid overcooking the steak, as it may result in less juiciness.
  • Let the rump steak sit for 5 minutes after cooking for a juicier outcome.

Time & Temperature

When cooking a 1-inch thick rump steak, refer to this temperature chart for guidance. Remember that different thicknesses will require varying cooking times, so using a meat thermometer is highly recommended.

Medium rare rump steak

Other Cooking Methods

Aside from pan-frying, there are several other ways to cook rump steak. It can be braised, baked in the oven, or even grilled. When grilling, try not to flip the steak repeatedly. Instead, sear it on both sides, similar to the method described in this recipe. If you’re using an air fryer, check out the Air Fryer Ribeye Steak recipe for additional tips and tricks.

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How to Serve & Store

Serve the rump steak about 5 minutes after cooking to fully enjoy its flavors. Pair it with mashed potatoes, French fries, roasted veggies, or a side salad for a complete meal. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you enjoyed this rump steak recipe, here are some other dishes you might like:

  • Sous Vide Flank Steak
  • Whole30 Steak with Gravy
  • Instant Pot Steak
  • Chicken Schnitzel
  • Sous Vide Tri Tip

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