Rump Roast Crock Pot Recipe

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We are so excited to share this easy rump roast crock pot recipe. It’s perfect for the fall season when all of the leaves are changing color. The house smells amazing while it cooks in the slow cooker, and has such an inviting aroma that just makes you want to come home from work or school to enjoy a warm meal with your family.

Just throw everything into your crockpot and walk away – when you come back hours later, dinner will be ready!

This is such an easy and tasty dish that will be the perfect dinner choice for any night of the week. I guarantee it will become one of your go-to recipes, too! It’s hearty, filling, and just plain satisfying.

Let’s get started!

easy crock pot roast

How to Make Rump Roast in the Crock Pot

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for the crock pot roast:

ingredients for crock pot roast
  • 3 lbs roast (any kind – we usually use rump roast, but you can use another cut if you prefer)
  • 1 lb baby red potatoes – you can also cut large potatoes into chunks if you don’t have baby potatoes
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks – a sweet yellow onion works great
  • 3 cups beef stock or beef broth
  • 6 oz beer – any kind you like
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Add the roast to the crockpot. Place it fat-side up if you’re using a rump roast. Place potatoes, carrots & onion around the roast. Pour in the beef stock and beer. Sprinkle in salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook on low for 8 hours.

gravy for crock pot roast

How to Make the Gravy for the Roast

After the roast is fully cooked, take 2 cups of liquid from the crockpot and pour it into a saucepan. Whisk in the water and cornstarch in with the roast juice to make gravy. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes until it begins to thicken. It will thicken as it cools as well. Drizzle the gravy over the roast, carrots, and potatoes, and enjoy!

Yield: 6 servings

Crock Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes

rump roast crock pot recipe with carrots and potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs roast
  • 1 lb baby red potatoes
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups beef stock or beef broth
  • 6 oz beer
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the Gravy

  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

    1. Add roast to the crockpot.
    2. Place potatoes, carrots & onion around the roast.
    3. Pour in the beef stock and beer.
    4. Sprinkle in salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
    5. Cook on low for 8h hours.
    6. After the roast is fully cooked, take 2 cups of liquid from the crockpot and pour it into a saucepan.
    7. Whisk in the water and cornstarch in with the roast juice to make gravy.
    8. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes until it begins to thicken. It will thicken as it cools as well.
    9. Drizzle the gravy over the roast, carrots, and potatoes, and enjoy!

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Will a Rump Roast Get Tender?

For a roast to get tender, it needs to cook for the appropriate amount of time. Cutting the roast into smaller pieces and cooking it in liquid can help to make sure that it’s cooked through. The temperature should also be set at low or slow and may need to be left to cook for at least five hours or more, depending on how big the roast is.

Is a Rump Roast Good for Slow Cooking?

A rump roast is a good choice for slow cooking because it’s a cut of meat that includes a lot of both collagen and muscle fibers. It is lower in fat than other cuts of meat, so it can be tough unless it’s cooked low and slow for a long time.

roast, carrots, potatoes, and onions in the crock pot

Do You Cook a Rump Roast Fat Side Up or Down?

Rump roast should be cooked with the fat side up. The fat melts as the roast cooks, allowing that moisture and flavor to drip down to the rest of the meat. This greatly improves the flavor and texture of a rump roast, or any roast, for that matter.

Why Is Crockpot Roast Tough?

Your Crockpot roast should not be tough. If it is, it’s probably because you haven’t cooked it long enough. Pop it back into the slow cooker for a while, and add a little more liquid, if necessary. You’ll know it’s ready when you can easily pull it apart with a fork.

plated roast with veggies in front of the crock pot

Does a Rump Roast Shred?

A rump roast should be able to easily shred. To do so, just grab a couple of forks, and pull the meat apart. You can also use your hands once the meat has cooled. This shredded roast is great for tacos, salad toppings, adding to soups, and so much more!

Pin this slow cooker roast recipe for this fall or winter. You’ll love having a hearty meal for the family without fussing with the oven or stovetop!

roast and veggies in slow cooker

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