How to cook rump steak

You will learn how to cook rump steaks to perfection. How to cook rump with the right ingredients, and how long to cook it for medium, well, or rare.

How to cook RUMP Steak?

Let’s start with a slideshow showing the best way to prepare a rump.

How to cook RUMP Steak

Recipe card for Rump Steak. Continue reading for more cooking tips on rump.

What is RUMP Steak?

British Rump Steak is a boneless beef cut from the hindquarters. It’s slightly cheaper than fillet or sirloin steak. When cooked correctly, it has an incredibly rich flavor.

What is the name of the rump steak in America?

The American term Sirloin is used to describe the cut of meat that the British call rump. The British Sirloin is cut from the middle part of the cow.

Rest the steak before cooking.

Rest the rump before cooking at room temperature for 30 minutes to 2 hrs.

How to season steak?

The rump steak has a naturally rich, meaty taste. We don’t need to add any extra flavors. A generous sprinkle of coarsely ground black powder on both sides will do.


The steak must be cooked to the right doneness. The first thing you need to think about is the pan that you will be cooking your steak in.

What to cook steak in?

Cast iron pans are perfect for cooking meat, as they can maintain a high temperature and reach it quickly. Instead, you could use a heavy-bottomed frying pan, griddle, or skillet.

Place the rump in the pan when the oil is hot.


The length of time you cook rump depends on the thickness and how well done you want it. Use the handy chart below to determine your preferred doneness: rare, medium-rare, or medium.

What is the best way to cook a rump steak?

The best way to prepare rump is medium-rare. Cook it for 3 minutes on each side with fresh thyme.

How long should you rest a steak?

Remove the steak from the pan, place it on a warm plate, and cover with foil. Rest for 8 minutes. This will allow the juices in the steak to be redistributed.


The obvious choice is friesJacket potatoesMashed potato. A nice side salad, vegetables, and garlic bread are also good.

We love to cook on the grill with air-fried chips and mushrooms.

This Miller & Carter-inspired homemade onion loaf is also delicious with our amazing Peppercorn Sauce.


Do you want to see the interior of this medium-rare rump steak? Here is a perfectly juicy and succulent steak.


  • Two tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
  • You can use any size of steak – Sirloin, Fillet, or Rump.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter, 4 Tablespoons
  • 4 Thyme Sprigs


  • Bring steaks to room temperature before cooking.
  • 2 Rump Steaks (1 1/2 inch thick) (room temperature).
  • Season both sides well with salt and pepper.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Add oil to the pan, and turn it to the hottest setting. Let the oil heat up before adding the steak. It is important to keep it on the hot ground during cooking. Time to cook each side of a Rump Steak based on a 1-inch thick cut. If you want a thicker or thinner cut, add more time.
  • Rare – 2 minutes
  • Medium Rare – Three minutes
  • Medium – 4 minutes
  • Well done – 5+ minutes
  • Two tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
  • Flip the second side after the first has been cooked for the correct amount of time.
  • Once the butter has melted, add fresh thyme to the pan. After the butter melts in the pan, continue to cook the dish as usual.
  • Rare – 2 minutes
  • Medium Rare – Three minutes
  • Medium – 4 minutes
  • Well done – 5+ minutes
  • Four tablespoon Butter,4 Thyme Sprigs
  • Use a spoon and continue to coat the steak in butter while it cooks.
  • Then, remove the steak from the pan and allow it to rest on a warm plate for 8 minutes. This gives you time to prepare our easy Peppercorn Sauce.


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