How to cook rump steak

How to cook
rump steak

Cook the perfect rump steak with our cook's tips, tasty recipes and foolproof steps. 

Rump steak can be grilled or fried, served plain or with a sauce such as peppercorn, red wine or mushroom. It’s also ideal for making kebabs, quick and easy stir-fry dishes, barbecuing or braising.
A variety of flavours complement rump steak including garlic, ginger and crushed peppercorns.


What is a
rump steak?


If you value flavour above all else, choose rump. It may not be as tender as other cuts, because it comes from the heavily worked rear part of a cow, but its flavour more than makes up for it.

Steak cooking times

Dry your steaks with a paper towel before adding to a smoking- hot frying pan. We recommend these cooking times for rump steak.

Steak cooking times - Rare steak


2 to 2.5
minutes per side

Steak cooking times - Rare steak



3 to 4
minutes per side

Steak cooking times - Well done steak

Well done


5 to 6
minutes per side

Cooks tip - Rump steak


Cook's tip


Take the steak out of the fridge about half an hour before cooking. This allows it to reach room temperature and ensures a more even cook.


Rump steak recipes

Rump steak recipes

Smother with brilliant Béarnaise or spicy salsa and serve with cracking sides such as creamy potato bake and sweet potato wedges.


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