Rump Roast with Gravy

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 40


3 1/2 pounds beef rump roast
3 1/2 cups water, divided
2 envelopes Lipton Beefy onion soup
1/2 cup plain flour


Pour a little oil or spray in bottom of heated iron skillet. Sear the roast on all exposed surfaces, being careful not to puncture the roast. It is not necessary to brown the roast; searing seals in the juices.

Place the roast in an enamel roasting pan. Pour 2 cups water in skillet and sprinkle with soup. Stir with a metal spatula. Pour mixture over the roast and put cover on pan. Place in 350° oven and cook for approximately 2 1/2 hours (about 45 minutes per pound) or until fork-tender. Remove roast to platter or serving plate, reserving the juices.

With a wire whisk, gradually add remaining 1 1/2 cups water to flour, and mix until smooth. Pour reserved juices from roasting pan into a saucepan. Slowly add flour/water mixture, stirring rapidly to prevent lumping. Heat. It may be necessary to add more water if gravy is too thick. You may add a little Kitchen Bouquet to the gravy for a richer color (usually not necessary).

The roast will cut more evenly if it has cooled for 20–30 minutes. Carve roast across the grain for maximum tenderness.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 40
Calories from Fat: 0

This Rump Roast with Gravy recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Deep South Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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