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Rump Steak - Easy Steak Dinner

This rump steak dinner recipe really delivers! Rump is a cheaper cut, but still delivers great results, especially when you use my little trick with the mustard. Simple oven baked potatoes and a lovely coffee based BBQ sauce make this dinner a real treat.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 5 servings


Base Ingredients

  • 200-250 g yellow potatoes per serving
  • 250-300 g rump steak per person
  • Italian herbs
  • Dijon mustard
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt to taste
  • black or 4-color pepper

Coffee BBQ Sauce

  • 1 larger shallot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze or vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • sugar to taste
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • salt & pepper


Coffee BBQ Sauce

  • Heat up olive oil and butter in a small saucepan and sauté the finely diced shallot for about 3 minutes, then add the crushed garlic and sauté for 3 more minutes.
  • Add ketchup, balsamic glaze, honey and coffee. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes and taste the sauce.
  • Add sugar if needed. If the sauce is too thick, add a few tablespoons of water.
  • Blend the sauce with a hand blender, to reach a smooth texture. This is an optional step.

Simple Baked Potatoes

  • Use small yellow potatoes and cut them into halves.
  • Season with olive oil, salt, pepper and Italian herbs.
  • Bake skin side down at 200C / 400F for about 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Rump Steak

  • Season each steak with olive oil and black or 4-color pepper. Do not add salt yet.
  • Sear from one side for about 3 minutes, then flip.
  • Spread some Dijon mustard over the seared side and season with salt now. I'm also adding a touch of Italian herbs at this point. Wait 3 minutes and flip the rump steak again.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and drop in a tablespoon or two of butter. Keep basting the rump steak with the melted butter for about a minute or two.
  • Flip once more and baste the other side with butter properly too. Give it another minute or two and take the rump steak off the pan.
  • Wrap the steak in foil and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.

Serving The Steak Dinner

  • Cut the steak into thing slices with a sharp knife and place it in the center of a plate.
  • Add the baked potatoes on one side and a simple fried egg on the other one.
  • Don't forget about the sauce! Add as much as you like.
  • Enjoy your simple but delicious rump steak dinner!
Keyword easy steak dinner, rump steak, steak, steak dinner
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