Air Fryer Rump Roast

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Air Fryer Rump Roast. How to cook a rump roast in an air fryer. This angus beef rump roast is cooked in the air fryer with roast potatoes, roast carrots and roast parsnips for the ultimate dump it in the air fryer roast beef dinner for two.

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air fryer rump roast

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Air Fryer Rump Roast

I have been air frying for 9 years (at the time of writing this) and my latest obsession is air fryer meals.

I love the idea that you can treat the air fryer like the slow cooker or the instant pot and make a complete meal in the air fryer.

I am often guilty of having a LOT of air fryer recipes that fall under sides, or meats and love coming up with an easier option where you can do everything at once.

Two of my favourites are my air fryer roast chicken dinner and my air fryer beef pot roast.

In them I have used the gaps around the meat to be able to add in potatoes and vegetables.

Note that this is done with a medium air fryer and not a HUGE air fryer. To prove that you can make a full air fryer meal in the regular sized air fryer baskets.

Back on Boxing Day, I was in my local British supermarket and they had 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) reduced priced rump roasts. You know the ones, the ones you get in a box and are often a rolled roast.

I took one look at it and thought how ideal it was for cooking in the air fryer for you and to show you how to make a simple roast beef dinner.

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Can You Cook A Rump Roast In An Air Fryer?

Yes you can. I love to cook roast beef roasting joints in my air fryer and they come out perfect every time.

I have cooked rump roasts, topside and silverside in the air fryer. But I don’t recommend braising steak (chuck roast) because it just doesn’t get tender enough and is better suited to the slow cooker or instant pot.

2lb Rump Roast In Air Fryer

The rolled rump roast I bought, said that it was a 1kg roasting joint. Because I had bought it frozen and then thawed it ready for the air fryer, I wanted to double check.

After all, is the weight frozen or fresh?

I weighed out the rump roast and sure enough it was 1 kilo which works out at 2.2 pounds.

If you have a 2lb rump roast that you want to cook in the air fryer, then follow our recipe.

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How To Cook A Rump Roast In An Air Fryer?

air fryer rump roast step by step

This is how crazy simple it is to cook a rump roast in an air fryer:

  1. Load rump roast into the air fryer.
  2. Add roast potatoes in the gaps.
  3. Air fry + turn.
  4. Swap the potatoes for vegetables + air fry.
  5. Warm up more sides + serve.

You can probably see now why I am so obsessed with cooking roasts in the air fryer.

Beef Rump Roast Dinner In The Air Fryer

Take a look at this plate of delicious air fryer food:

Beef Rump Roast Dinner In The Air Fryer

You are probably thinking that there is no way you could fit all that in the Philips Air Fryer XL.

Well, you are right.

But it doesn’t mean we are not going to make the best rump roast dinner.

  1. You cook rump roast along with roast potatoes.
  2. Then when you turn your rump roast you swap roast potatoes for vegetables.
  3. Then when its done and your rump roast is resting you warm up roast potatoes with frozen Yorkshire puddings and gravy.

Then you have an all in one air fryer meal of rump roast, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, roasted carrots, roasted parsnips and gravy.

Best of all, the vegetables are a frozen bag from the supermarket, so no prep with those.

Your only prep is your potatoes and seasoning your rump.

If you want something simple for a Sunday dinner or maybe its Christmas and you want something easy, well this is it!

What Else Is A Rump Roast Called?

If you have not heard of a rump roast, maybe it is called something else where you live?

A rump roast is also known as bottom round roast or a round tip roast.

Or a butcher would tell you that it’s called a rump roast because it has a triangular shaped tip from the rump end of the round.

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More Roasts In The Air Fryer

Are you looking for even more air fryer roasting ideas? Well, you are in luck because we love using either our air fryer basket or our air fryer oven to make them in:

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Air Fryer Rump Roast

Air Fryer Rump Roast. How to cook a rump roast in an air fryer. This angus beef rump roast is cooked in the air fryer with roast potatoes, roast carrots, and roast parsnips for the ultimate dump it in the air fryer roast beef dinner for two.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time53 minutes
Total Time1 hour 1 minute
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 876kcal


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Air Fryer Rump Roast Ingredients:


  • Score the rump roast and season well with salt, pepper, and thyme. Place in the air fryer basket.
    Can You Cook A Rump Roast In An Air Fryer?
  • In a bowl add peeled and sliced roast potatoes. Add salt, pepper, rosemary, and extra virgin olive oil and mix with your hands. Place in the gaps in the air fryer and cook for 25 minutes at 160c/320f.
    Can You Cook A Rump Roast In An Air Fryer?
  • When the air fryer beeps remove the roast potatoes and put to one side. Turn the rump roast, season the other side, and add frozen vegetables into the gaps. Air fry for a further 25 minutes for medium or 35 minutes for well done.
    Can You Cook A Rump Roast In An Air Fryer?
  • When the air fryer beeps plate up the roasted vegetables, allow the rump to rest and load the air fryer with frozen Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, and gravy. Cook for a further 3 minutes at the same temperature.
    Can You Cook A Rump Roast In An Air Fryer?
  • Slice your roast beef. Serve and enjoy.
    Can You Cook A Rump Roast In An Air Fryer?


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Swaps. We used frozen carrots, parsnips, and onions. You could use fresh or any mix of frozen vegetables. You can also swap white potatoes for sweet potatoes or use frozen roast potatoes.
Thanks for reading our air fryer rump roast recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love roasts, then I recommend you try our air fryer pot roast.


Calories: 876kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 113g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 310mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 2275mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 11mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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11 thoughts on “Air Fryer Rump Roast”

  1. 5 stars
    Rump roast in the air fryer i did not think it was possible and mine turned out great, juicy and delicious, will be doing roasts again soon thanks.

  2. 5 stars
    I love a rump roast and i never thought i could cook it in an air fryer, may be those air fryer ovens but not a basket one. It was delicious my only issue is if we have family around i would need to cook 2 of these so may be i will not get rid of the oven just yet 😉

  3. 5 stars
    It was really nice and had a great crust on it will be doing more roasts in the air fryer great details and they are really easy to follow.

  4. I like to cook my lamb and beef on the barbecue at as low a temperature as possible. The lowest stable temp that I can get is 140 c. The meat comes out nice and tender. However I would like to get down to 110-120c to get even more tender. Can the air fryer do this? If so what are the pitfalls.
    Regards Geoff

    • Hello Geoffrey,

      Yes our air fryers can get down to 110-120 c, this is the temp we cook our hard boiled eggs at and it is the same temp that the sous vide cooks steak at, there should not be any pitfalls as long as the time is set correctly so it will cook to the end and also be careful because some air fryers have a safety switch that when they get too hot they switch off to cool down and with the air fryer been on for longer than an hour this type of cooking might activate it 🙂

  5. 4 stars
    The recipe looks delicious, just wanted to ask – I usually make gravy from the meat juice, how do you make gravy? I’ve also heard that rump can be tough in the air fryer (because it cooks so quickly) though yours looks fairly tender 🙂

    • Hi Ted,

      We usually make gravy from the meat juices as well as this gives it such flavour, we have this recipe on the blog:

      You can bypass the cooking bit and add the meat juices like we do to a blender with some cooked veges and you will have really tasty gravy. For our rump roast we left to rest for 15 minutes to let it settle and it came out ok, not too tough but also not the most tender meat we have cooked in the air fryer but it was good 🙂

    • Hi Louise,

      For this recipe we used a Philips XL airfyer digital and we also have a Ninja Foodi and a Cosori XL airfryer 🙂


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