How to cook rump steak to perfection - Texgrill’s tips

Steak is a world-famous dish, including rump steak. This dish has quickly become one of the Hai Phong delicacies, capturing the hearts of many customers. Making beef steak is not difficult, but to create a steak with a standard taste, it is necessary to pay attention to many things. Today, listen to Texgrill share a few tips on how to cook rump steak perfectly! 


1. What is rump steak?


When it comes to steak, those who prioritize taste often opt for rump steak. This cut comes from the hardworking backside of a cow, making it less tender than sirloin but with a rich and savory flavor. Additionally, rump steak is typically cheaper than other cuts of beef.


Rump steak comes from the hardworking backside of a cow


Rump steak comes from the hardworking backside of a cow


2. Tips for perfect rump steak


To prepare a delicious rump steak, select a well-aged piece of meat and cook it to medium or medium rare. A thick steak (at least 5cm) that can be shared is ideal. Start by searing the steak in a hot pan before finishing it in the oven.

To ensure great results, pay attention to seasoning, pan selection, and resting time. Salt the meat well before cooking and use a cast iron pan or griddle to cook it. A small amount of vegetable or groundnut oil is recommended, and it should be heated until almost smoking point to create a flavorful brown crust. Rest the meat before serving. Avoid using pepper during the cooking process, as it can burn in the pan.


Salt the meat well before cooking


Salt the meat well before cooking


To prepare rump steak, cook it on each side for three minutes, then transfer it to a baking tray and finish it in a hot oven for 10-15 minutes. While it is possible to finish cooking the steak in the pan, using the oven will result in a more even and tender steak.

Resting the steak is a crucial step for achieving perfection. Rest the steak for 10 minutes, during which time you can set the table, open a bottle, and make a quick pan sauce. Although some purists might prefer to simply enjoy the deliciousness of the rump on its own, it can be enjoyable to add a little extra flavor. To make a pan sauce, finely chop a shallot and a couple of cloves of garlic and cook them in the pan you used to sear the steak (discard any excess fat but don't wipe the pan). Deglaze the pan with a splash of wine, brandy, or stock, add herbs if desired, reduce the sauce until it's syrupy, and then add a knob of butter and/or a dash of cream.

After the steak has rested, slice it and serve with a drizzle of sauce.


3. How to make a rump steak


To make a rump steak, you will need a 500g or larger steak that measures 5cm in thickness, as well as vegetable oil or groundnut oil, flaky sea salt, and black pepper.

To prepare the steak, remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for at least an hour before you start cooking. Preheat your oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.

Heat a heavy-based frying pan or griddle pan over high heat and add a splash of vegetable or groundnut oil. Pat the steak dry with a paper towel and generously sprinkle both sides with flaky sea salt. Once the pan is very hot, with the oil almost at the smoking point, add the steak and cook for 3 minutes on each side. If there is a thick layer of fat on the outside, use tongs to hold the steak fat-side down in the pan so it can brown for a minute or so.


Using a heavy-based frying pan to have a perfect dish


Using a heavy-based frying pan to have a perfect dish


Transfer the steak to a roasting tin and put it in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. After removing the steak from the oven, season it with pepper and let it rest on a warm plate, covered loosely with foil, for an additional 10 minutes. Finally, slice the steak and serve it with your choice of accompaniments.


4. Rump steak cooking time


How long to cook rump steak depends on how you like it cooked and how thick the steak is cut. Use our handy chart below for your desired doneness, rare, medium-rare, medium, or well done?

Ask the butcher to cut it 1 inch thick and follow the below times for how you like it cooked.


How do you like your steak cooked?

1-inch thick Rump Steak


2 min (on each side)


3 min (on each side)


4 min (on each side)

Well done

5+ min (on each side)


Rump steak in medium-rare state


Rump steak in the medium-rare state 


If using thinner cut steak lower time. Or for thicker-cut steak cook for longer.


Above, Texgrill shares with you some tips to make a perfect rump steak, what ingredients to cook steak in, and how to cook rump steak with cooking times for rare, medium-rare, medium, or well done. 



Texgrill is proud to be one of the largest F&B brands of Port City with more than 15 years of establishment and development. Up to now, the Texgrill brand has had 5 facilities in the busy streets of Hai Phong to serve the needs of customers to enjoy European cuisine. With a staff of up to 400 people and especially talented chefs with many years of experience - Texgrill offers diners dishes prepared with standard recipes such as pizza, spaghetti, steak, .. . helping you fully enjoy the quintessence of European cuisine.


In addition, with many years of experience, the restaurant's chefs also create dishes that are both European and Vietnamese, so that customers can enjoy special flavors. The luxuriously decorated restaurant in European style will surely bring great emotions when you and your loved ones or friends have a culinary experience at Texgrill.


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