Rump Roast Au Jus

Rump Roast Au Jus

Ardith Simon 0

"This is a wonderful way to do rump roast in the slow cooker. It creates a wonderful juice while it cooks; serve the juice over individual servings of beef. You'll want the cut to be between 4 and 5 pounds."

Ingredients 10 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 358 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 45.5 g
  • 91%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, mix together black pepper, paprika, chili powder, celery salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and mustard powder. Rub mixture over the surface of the meat. Place roast in a slow cooker, and add 1/2 cup water.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours. When meat is tender and well done, transfer roast to a serving platter. Skim fat from juices, and strain; serve with meat.
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OK, I will try not to let this get too long but I have a lot to say. Some people are rating this recipe based upon what they cooked which did not match up well with the actual recipe. One person complains of mushy vegetables and vegetables are not even in the recipe. And those who complain it is too spicy - duh - look at the ingredients! I looked at this recipe and instantly knew I would not make it based upon the peppery/spicy ingredients. I certainly would not have made it and then given it a low rating for being too peppery. This recipe did, however, give me a good idea about how to go about cooking what I had in mind. The only similarity between what I cooked and this recipe was I used a rump roast and I used a slow cooker. I used my own seasonings (garlic inserted into meat and a rub of garlic pepper, celery salt and tarragon) used 1 cup beef broth and 1/2 cup red wine and just popped it in the slow cooker for 7 hours with chunks of onion. It turned out very very tender, moist and tasty. Anyone complaining about tough, dry meat either has a problem with their slow cooker not being on a low enough temperature or a problem with the cut of meat they are using. I had no problems with fatty juice at all - did strain it through cheesecloth before serving. Thanks for the recipe - it gave me an idea of what to do even though I didn't follow it this time. I will possibly use the recipe as written if making meat for chili, enchiladas, burritos or tacos!

Judy Cowan

This is the BEST crockpot beef recipe I have ever tried. I sub seasoned salt for celery salt and cut back the pepper to 1 tsp. Didn't use cayenne and used 1 1/2 cups water mixed with Lipton onion soup mix. After about 6 hours on low, I slice it (or shred) and put back in the au jus for another hour. I serve it on toasted hamburger buns from the bakery and then drizzle some au jus (just a bit) on the top half of bun. Add provolone cheese and broil for a minute. Serve au jus on the side for dipping!! It is ALWAYS a hit! My picky kids can't get enough!!!**UPDATE* I tried it with the Cayenne and it gave it a nice kick, not too hot! I plan on adding it from now on.


This is a great basic recipe but it needs a little tweaking. First of all it calls for way too much pepper--cut it down from 1 Tablespoon to 1 teaspoon. I also reduced 1 Tablespoon paprika to 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika. In addition, I added 1 teaspoon onion powder. I omitted the 2 teaspoons chili powder, but, to compensate, I changed the 1/2 cup water to 1/2 cup beef bouillion. I also added 3 medium chopped potatoes and 3 large chopped carrots. Mine turned out wonderful.