Fork-Tender Crockpot Rump Roast Recipe

Roast rump in a crockpot

Crockpot rump roast is perfect for a happy Sunday meal. Trust me, it adds more taste and delight to family dinners. So, here’s the recipe for a fork-tender rump roast that you can prepare easily at home in a crockpot.

Rump roast is hard to cook because of its thickness and hard connective tissues. You must be thinking about why I chose crockpot for this recipe. Well, a crockpot gives the right amount of heat and pressure. It slowly heats the beef and melts down all its hard connective tissues. The fats and connective tissues get dissolved in the gravy inside the pot. All we’re left with is a delicious fork-tender rump roast.

To make a crockpot rump roast, mix dry-rub and spread all over the roast. Sear the roast and put it in a crockpot with onion, garlic, bay leaves, and carrots. Add tomato paste, wine (optional), and salt. Cook it on a low setting for 8-9 hours. After the roast is cooked, thicken the gravy slurry by boiling and whisking it. Pour the gravy on the roast and serve it on a platter.

I’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how to make a crockpot roast rump at home. You can also watch a similar video I’ve provided below. So, read this article and try this recipe at home. If you love it, don’t forget to rate it in the recipe card below. But before getting the instructions, check out our other main course recipes below.

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Roasted rump in a crockpot

Crockpot Rump Roast Recipe

Crockpot rump roast has the delightful essence of Grandma's kitchen. You will love this roast cooked for 8 hours in a crockpot along with gravy and veggies served on your family dinner table.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People
Calories 392 kcal


  • Crock pot
  • Knife
  • Plates
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Chopping Tray
  • Medium Stockpot


  • 4 pounds Rump Roast (well marbled)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil (extra virgin)
  • 2 Carrots (roughly chopped)
  • 1 Yellow Onion (properly diced)
  • 2 Ribs Celery (roughly chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 strips Bacon (cut in half)
  • 2 1/2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1/2 cup Dry Red Wine (optional but highly recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Bay Leaves

For the Dry Rub

  • 2 tablespoons Sweet Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Parsley

For Gravy Slurry

  • 5 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour (mixed into a slurry)
  • 1/2 cup Beef Broth


  • Mix all the ingredients for dry rub in a plate and rub this mixture on all sides of the roast. Heat oil in a heavy pot on high flame and liberally brown the roast on all sides.
  • Place the roast in a slow cooker. Add broth to the pot, return to boil, and whisk to loosen up the brown bits. Add wine, tomato paste, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Place onion, garlic, carrots, garlic, celery, and bay leaves around the roast in the slow cooker. Lay the strips of bacon on the roast and alongside the roast. Pour the beef broth and tomato paste mixture over everything.
  • Cook it on low setting for about 8-9 hours. Cooking the beef on a low setting as it is best for a flavorful tender beef.
  • Pour the liquid from the crockpot into a medium stockpot leaving the roast and vegetables in the crockpot.
  • Boil and whisk the gravy slurry and continue whisking until the gravy is thickened. Season it with salt and pepper.
  • Place the pot roast on a serving platter and spoon the vegetables around it. Discard the bay leaves and bacon. Pour little gravy on it and serve with gravy on the side along with potatoes and your choice of sides.


  • Don’t be afraid to brown the roast. All those burnt crispy bits add flavor and enhance the taste.
  • You can prepare your own style of gravy like the one provided in the video.
  • Roast rump can also be cooked without searing and can be directly placed in the crockpot.
  • If you don’t have the ingredients for dry-rub, use an envelope of Italian dry seasoning and other ingredients for your choice of flavor.
  • Make sure the roast turns out fork-tender after cooking. If not, cook it for some more time.


Calories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 52gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 1161mgPotassium: 983mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3482IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 5mg
Keyword American, Crockpot rump roast, Rump roast
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