Calories in Beef Rump Roast

by Becky Miller

A roast with vegetables

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Beef rump roast is cut from the bottom round area and is a lean, but tough cut of meat. For best results, it should be cooked all day in the crock pot or slowly baked in the oven.


The number of calories in a pound of beef rump roast is 988 per the library at, with 60 percent of the calories coming from fat. A slow-cooked rump roast that uses the drippings as au jus has 358 calories per 1/4 lb. of meat according to


Calories will vary based on serving size, method of cooking and whether or not you use the fat drippings. A recipe at for Rump Roast with Winter Vegetables uses rutabagas, cabbage and onion, and bakes the roast in the oven. Calories are 310 per serving, but can be reduced if you skim the fat off before making the gravy and bake the roast on a rack above the drippings.

Expert Insight

Since about 60 percent of the calories from beef come from fat, trimming the fat before cooking will reduce the number of calories in the meal. Skim the fat before making gravy or au jus and buy lean cuts of beef with little marbling to keep calories to a minimum, according to

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About the Author

Becky Miller, an ACE-certified personal trainer, has designed strength training programs for people of all ages and fitness levels since 2001. She specializes in empowering women of the baby-boomer generation. Her writing career began in 2004, authoring weekly fitness columns and feature articles for the "Navarre Press" in Florida. She earned her B.S. in business from the University of Colorado.