Rump steak has robust beefy flavor and can be cooked using simple methods like pan-searing, oven roasting, or air frying. Follow these easy recipes for perfectly cooked rump steak with a crispy sear and tender interior every time.


1. How To Cook Rump Steak in Pan


  • 2 rump steaks, 1-inch thick (about 8 oz each)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter, divided
  • Thyme, salt, and pepper for seasoning


First, pat steaks dry and season generously with thyme, salt, and pepper.

Heat oil in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet over high heat until very hot.

Add steaks and cook 4-5 minutes per side for medium doneness, flipping only once. Next, add garlic and 1 tbsp butter to pan last 1-2 minutes basting steaks.

Finally, remove steaks and top with remaining butter. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

2. How To Cook Rump Steak in Oven


  • 1 lb rump steak, 1 inch thick
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Pat steak dry and coat all over with olive oil. Then sprinkle generously with oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Next, place steak on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet and roast at 400°F for 15-20 minutes until it reaches desired doneness.

Rest steak 5 minutes before slicing.

3. How To Cook Rump Steak in Air Fryer


  • 2 rump steaks, 1-inch thick (about 1 lb total)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp steak seasoning blend
  • Lemon wedges


Rub steaks all over with olive oil then season with steak seasoning.

Next, place steaks in air fryer basket in single layer and cook at 380°F for 12-14 minutes, flipping halfway through. Steaks are done at 145°F for medium doneness.

Let rest 5 minutes before serving with lemon wedges.

Rump steak has robust beefy flavor that pairs well with simple preparations. Use these easy pan-searing, oven roasting, and air frying methods for perfect results every time. Play with different seasoning blends or compound butters to put your own spin on flavorful rump steak.

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