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How to Cut a Rump Into Steaks

Updated April 17, 2017

A beef round rump cut, whether it is boneless or bone-in, is a flavourful meat, but it needs some care to prevent toughness when cooking. This cut of meat is usually wet-roasted or braised to prevent the meat drying out. However, the rump can also be sliced into steaks and pan-fried. Always choose prime or choice meat that has plenty of even marbling for the best steaks.

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  1. Remove any excess fat that you do not desire on the steaks, while leaving a very thin layer on all sides to keep the meat moist while cooking.

  2. Place the bottom round part of the roast on the cutting board. Have the top round and eye of round facing upward.

  3. Situate the roast so that the ends are on either side of your body and the fat covering is facing you.

  4. Cut each steak 1-to-2-inches thick, cutting against the grain and parallel to the end of the roast, starting on the right-hand side.

  5. Place each steak in its own plastic bag. Seal and wrap each bag tightly in the butcher paper, tying it with a string.

  6. Place the steaks in the fridge and use within several days or place them in the freezer and use within 2 to 3 months.

  7. Warning

    Always be careful when handling a sharp knife. Always wipe down and disinfect your work area thoroughly after you are finished cutting the steaks.

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Things You'll Need

  • Beef round rump roast, boneless
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Sealable plastic bags
  • Butcher's paper
  • Butcher's twine
  • Scissors

About the Author

Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She has written articles for the "Mars' Hill" newspaper and copy for various design projects. Her design and copy for the "Mars' Hill" won the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award in 2008. Lowe holds an Honors BA from Trinity Western University, and a MSc in Occupational Therapy from Queen's University where she is currently doing her PhD.

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