Rating: 4.72 stars
932 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 747
  • 4 star values: 131
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4

This is so easy and tastes great. It makes wonderful gravy while it's cooking.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and black pepper to taste. Dredge the rump roast in the flour and cover evenly. Shake off excess.

  • In a large pot over medium/high heat, melt the butter and brown the roast on all sides. Place in a 4 quart casserole dish with lid.

  • In a small bowl, combine the soup mix, mushroom soup, and vermouth or white wine; pour over roast.

  • Cover and bake in preheated oven for 3 hours or until desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 27.2g; carbohydrates 7.8g; fat 24.3g; cholesterol 90.9mg; sodium 360.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (727)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2008
This is "THE BEST" pot roast recipe on this site. I would give this 10+ stars, just for the smell alone while it was cooking. I mean I swear...the dog kept walking around with his nose in the air sniffing and when my husband walked thru the door he said "Oh my God, that smells incredible!" Here is what I did differently: I added seasoned salt and garlic powder to the flour/pepper mixture. I roasted the meat in the same pan that I browned it in. I did not use the wine called for. Instead I deglazed the pan with a can of undiluted beef consumme. I also added halved potatoes and carrots to the pot for the last hour. They were perfect-not mushy. I can honestly say I will never make a pot roast any other way. Read More
(1039)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2011
I've never used a rump roast for pot roast before, but thought I'd actually follow the recipe since so many people gave it such good reviews. I followed the recipe exactly and the meat was almost too tough to cut. What a waste of time and money. Read More
(34)
932 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 747
  • 4 star values: 131
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2008
This is "THE BEST" pot roast recipe on this site. I would give this 10+ stars, just for the smell alone while it was cooking. I mean I swear...the dog kept walking around with his nose in the air sniffing and when my husband walked thru the door he said "Oh my God, that smells incredible!" Here is what I did differently: I added seasoned salt and garlic powder to the flour/pepper mixture. I roasted the meat in the same pan that I browned it in. I did not use the wine called for. Instead I deglazed the pan with a can of undiluted beef consumme. I also added halved potatoes and carrots to the pot for the last hour. They were perfect-not mushy. I can honestly say I will never make a pot roast any other way. Read More
(1039)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2005
Easy. Delicious. Satisfying. After browning the meat in a Dutch oven (used this from browning and roasting) I deglazed the pan with 1/2 cup white wine. (The same wine I used instead of Vermouth.) I didn't remove the meat to deglaze. After pouring the soup mixture over the roast I poured in a can of consommé. I upped my heat to 350 after the first hour. In the last hour and 10 minutes I added red potatoes and carrots. The consommé and flour from the meat made a slightly thick and full bodied gravy that was delicious over the meat slices and vegetables. I served this with a loaf of homemade bread and got rave reviews. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2006
I got the thumbs up from the friends about the pot roast! I couldn't give it a 5 because I changed some stuff in it... but it's definitely 5-star quality. I used onion gravy mix instead of onion soup since that's all I had. I had no vermouth, so I used the equal amount of water. I also rubbed some powdered garlic into the meat before flouring it. I also didn't cut off the fat before cooking since it added a bit of flavor (but definitely didn't serve it). I put carrots and potatoes in with the roast 2 hours after it was already in the oven. I let it cook for a total of 5 hours (give it take 20 minutes) at 275 degrees. Very tender and pulled apart nicely! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2006
Incredible pot roast. I have made this twice so far, as a matter of fact I have a roast made with this recipe in the oven as I type this. I seasoned my flour with a teaspoon on garlic powder, a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon on paprika. I put slits in my rump roast and added garlic like some of the others did. I also substituted cream of celery soup because the cream of mushroom always ends up tasting tinny and has a strong tapioca flavor to it and sherry in place of the vermouth. I cut 2 large turnips into quarters and sliced a bermuda onion into thick slices and arranged that around my roast before cooking. SinceI like my pot roast cooking all day, I lowered the heat to 250 degrees and cooked it for 5 hours. The end result is a tender roast with a very savory gravy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
It was delicious and easy! I did make a few modifications based on other's input. Once the meat was browned, I rubbed minced garlic all over. And, since I'm not a fan of cream of mushroom soup (although I love mushrooms), I used low sodium cream of celery soup and instead of the dry onion soup, I used 1 packet of dry onion with mushroom soup. I also used a zinfandel wine. Forty-five minutes before removing from the oven I added carrots. This was definitely a tops with my family. It was served with mashed potatoes, green beans and fresh baguettes. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Read More
(149)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2003
This is the best tasting pot roast I ever had! So moist and juicy cooked in a rich gravy sauce. I also added one can of french onion soup mix and used a dry white wine instead of dry vermouth. I added cut up carrots, red potatoes, and onions to make a complete meal. Very easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2010
I've never had much success with making roasts. They always end up tough and hard to cut. This recipe was so easy, and everyone in the house LOVED it and raved over it. Out of 5 people, there are no leftovers. I did what one of the reviewers recommended. I added season salt, salt and pepper and onion powder to the flour mixture. After searing all sides of the roast in the pan, I kept it in the pan and put it in the oven. I did not use wine, but a whole envelope of Lipton Onion Soup Mix and a can of beef broth. Two hours into baking, I added cut up onions, carrots and B red potatoes. Came out absolutely perfect and I'll never make a roast any other way. Thank you! Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2006
Best pot roast recipe I ever ate! I made it with a very lean roast a top round roast and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I also made it in a crockpot instead of the oven before work and I did pan sear it like it called for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2003
Great recipe. I increased the vermouth to 1 cup added a soup can of water and increased the heat to 350 adding carrots potatos and fresh green beans the last hour. You can use chuck roast and it wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2011
I've never used a rump roast for pot roast before, but thought I'd actually follow the recipe since so many people gave it such good reviews. I followed the recipe exactly and the meat was almost too tough to cut. What a waste of time and money. Read More
(34)