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Instant Pot Rump Roast Recipe Perfection

Written by: Emily Smith

This rump roast recipe is my go-to comfort food. I sear it, slow cook it in my instant pot, and serve it with a rich gravy. It's hearty, tender, and oh-so-satisfying!

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Ever had rump roast that melts in your mouth? I'm about to share my secret recipe for the perfect instant pot rump roast! It has tender meat, punchy onions, and succulent garlic, all soaked in a rich, flavorful gravy. No fluff, no frills, just hearty comfort food that's guaranteed to impress your dinner guests. You'll want to try this one - trust me.

Ingredients for a Delicious Rump Roast in the Instant Pot

  • Rump roast: Tender cut of meat that becomes succulent and flavorful when cooked slowly, perfect for this hearty dish.
  • Olive oil: Adds richness and helps sear the rump roast, enhancing the overall flavor and texture of the dish.
  • Onion: Provides a sweet and savory base flavor to the dish, complementing the richness of the rump roast.
  • Garlic: Infuses a delicious aroma and depth of flavor into the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile.
  • Beef broth: Adds a savory depth to the gravy, enriching the dish with a robust meaty flavor.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Enhances the umami taste of the dish, adding a depth of flavor and complexity to the gravy.
  • Cornstarch: Thickens the gravy to the perfect consistency, creating a luscious sauce to drizzle over the sliced rump roast.

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Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Rump Roast

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the rump roast to achieve a tender and flavorful result.
  • Tongs: Needed to sear the rump roast and handle it easily during cooking.
  • Measuring cup: To accurately measure and add the beef broth for the perfect cooking liquid ratio.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 3 lb rump roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Season the rump roast with salt and pepper.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the olive oil.
  3. Sear the rump roast on all sides until browned. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add onions and garlic to the Instant Pot, sauté until softened.
  5. Pour in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, deglaze the pot.
  6. Return the rump roast to the Instant Pot.
  7. Close the lid, set to high pressure for 60 minutes.
  8. Natural release for 15 minutes, then quick release.
  9. Remove the roast and let it rest.
  10. Mix cornstarch and water, stir into the gravy in the pot.
  11. Slice the roast and serve with gravy.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 350 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 35 g | Total Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 100 mg | Sodium: 500 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 700 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Tips for Making Rump Roast Ahead of Time or Freezing

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the rump roast as per the recipe.
  • Once cooked and cooled, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • After cooking and cooling, place the roast in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

When searing the rump roast, ensure the instant pot is hot enough to create a nice crust on the meat, adding flavor to the dish.

Common Questions About Cooking Rump Roast in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different cut of beef for this recipe?
While rump roast works best for this recipe, you can also use chuck roast as a suitable alternative.
How can I make the gravy thicker?
To thicken the gravy, mix cornstarch with water and stir it into the liquid in the pot until it reaches your desired consistency.
Can I add vegetables to cook with the roast?
Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots and potatoes to cook along with the roast for a complete meal.
Is it necessary to sear the roast before cooking?
Searing the roast before pressure cooking helps to lock in the flavors, but you can skip this step if you're short on time.
How long should I let the pressure naturally release?
Allow the pressure to naturally release for about 15 minutes before doing a quick release for the best results.

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