Leftovers: Mushroom Gravy Slow Cooked Rump Roast

My stomach is screwed up. Consuming beef sticks and trail mix all day Wednesday and all day Saturday did not make my stomach happy. I just need to not purchase nuts when I’m traveling. I eat them, they don’t fill me up, so then I eat more. Then I just get fat. Stupid.

I traveled to Boston last week. Sad to say I didn’t get to see a ton of Boston. We landed. Went to Whole Foods to get the food I would be cooking that week, then went to the house we were going to film at. So I saw Boston for a good 6.2 minutes. But I did get to go to the AgainFaster office and meet some awesome people, so I can’t complain. All in all, it was a good trip. I filmed 7 cooking videos, learned a butt load from a professional chef AND crossfitter named Bryce, then got to read The Hunger Games while I flew all over the place. LIKE!

Turns out, I don’t really know what I’m doing in the kitchen. Well, you already knew that, but being next to a professional chef makes me even more incompetent. I burnt garlic for gosh sakes. This man, Chef Bryce, went to culinary school and has worked all over in the food industry. I, on the other hand, am excited if I don’t cut half of my finger off every time I’m cooking. He even taught me how to properly cut an onion! How exciting! I did half way fall in love with him when he made a chocolate coconut macadamia nut brittle. It was pretty similar to my Chocolate Coconut Bark but with much more expensive chocolate. Oh he fancy huh?!

So, here’s the thing. If you go back to some of my first recipes, from back in the day, before I was an actual website, and before I talked incessantly about myself and my life, you will find some delicious recipes. The problem is, back then I was working from 4am-9pm, not coming home in between and only was able to take picture in the dark. So my food looks like dog doo doo. And people tend to not flock towards those meals. So vain. Such a shame. So I’m bringing them back. Like a blast from the past. But in food form. So check out the first time I made Mushroom Gravy Slow Cooked Rump Roast and see with your own eyes how gorgeous my pictures were back in the day!


Leftovers: Mushroom Gravy Slow Cooked Rump Roast

  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 12 lbs beef rump roast
  • 34 cups organic chicken bone broth
  • 12 large onions, roughly chopped
  • 56 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 container of mushrooms, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk, canned


  1. Pull out that handy crockpot of yours!
  2. Add in your broth, coconut milk, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and spice to your crock pot and mix together.
  3. Make a little room in your crockpot around the mushroom mix and plop that cute little rump roast in the pot.
  4. Turn on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
  5. Then you eat it!! Holy crap, THAT WAS EASY!!

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Leftovers: Mushroom Gravy Slow Cooked Rump Roast


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100 thoughts on “Leftovers: Mushroom Gravy Slow Cooked Rump Roast”

  1. Wow, what a difference in the pictures. These new pictures look really good. Did you get a new camera? 😉 Anyway, can’t wait to try this recipe, gotta love anything you can make in your crock pot.

  2. Don’t lose sight of the fact that your followers don’t relate to the professionally trained chef nearly as well as they relate to your down to earth cooking skills and presentation. Keep rocking your recipes and learning!! You do great work!

  3. I totally agree with Michelle. I’m never scared to cook your food because it’s not pretentious and it’s written like we’re having a conversation. If you go pro with your cooking, it wouldn’t be nearly as awesome! And expensive chocate, huh? I don’t know, Enjoy Life is about as good ad chocolate gets 😀

    1. thanks so so much Stephanie, that means a lot to me 🙂 enjoy life is just so stupid good. i ate an entire bag last weekend. thats what happens when you act like you don’t like it for 5 weeks. dumb.

  4. Love your blog! Have tried many recipes and bring in the food to share with my fellow CF peeps doing Paleo. I love to bake and prior to the switch to Paleo I was an avid cookie/pie/cake baker which I thought was going to end. But you have saved the day with many sweet treats which replace my former favorites! Thanks for sharing all your recipes!

    Anyway, I happened upon the item (via link below) and immediately thought of you. Cheers! //m.e


  5. I actually made this 2 weeks ago. I was searching your ingredient lists to match up with what I had at home and found this. Great recipe!

  6. sounds like an awesome weekend and a great learning opportunity. I dont think your blog would nearly as entertaining or the same with a professional touch to it though, and I mean that in the greatest way.

  7. I have been going through some of your old recipes, and I have two on the menu for this week. That makes 3 of the 6 dinners I plan to cook from your website, along with a breakfast and a treat or two. You are slowly taking over my kitchen!

  8. Love the throwback idear, I will totes be making this. Speaking of idears…I had an awesome one. Ok, so what if your readers could request or vote on the songs you would be dancing to in your cooking videos?!?! How amazing would that be?! Like for example, I personally think it would be awesome to see you break it down to Stronger by Kelly Clarkson as a shout out to all the single ladies (all the single ladies!) out there…and I bet I’m not the only one. Think about it!

  9. I love your sense of houmour & your food! I am most definitely buying a slow cooker now after putting it off for too long – that recipe has pushed me over the edge 😉 woo hoo.

  10. Coconut milk! Awesome idea!! I like that you used cups of broth in this. I followed another recipe for rump roast that only used 1/2 a cup and my roast dried out. Great picture! The bowl in the bowl on the plate is classy!

  11. I too, love your recipes website etc..every recipe of yours we make is an instant hit. Every single one! Please keep it real my new friend.

  12. I making this right now. The only changes I made was to sear the meat with the seasonings in bacon grease mixed with ghee. My house smells great right now. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  13. This is such an amazing recipe… and a super time saver! THANK YOU for being food obsessed and making my intro into the world of eating Paleo so much fun!

  14. A great part of your charm, Juli, is that you’re YOU, and as your other readers/paleo-cooks say, what makes it easy to live this diet is having your easy-going manner (your frankness in writing, and your dancing/singing/cooking away in the kitchen on your videos) demonstrate how simple it can be to feed yourself deliciously WELL on a healthy diet. So don’t knock your own style, just ROCK it…!

    And, by the way, I was gonna knock out one of these pot-roasts tonight, even based on the previous photos, but your photography and presentation is getting quite good. 🙂


  15. Perhaps a silly question, but was the meat supposed to “flake” (as it does with the shredded beef)? The butcher gave me 4 lbs so it was quite a large roast, and I ended up having to carve it when it was done.

          1. Mine turned out tough too… not at all like the picture. But it was grass fed beef (my first foray into grass fed) so maybe that’s why…. I’m putting it on for longer and hoping good things will happen 🙂

  16. Thank you so much for this recipe! Before going Paleo, the only way I ever cooked a roast was with the old standard onion soup packet and cream of mushroom, which makes me cringe thinking about the ingredient list now. I tried several different Paleo-friendly recipes (with balsamic, a coffee rub, etc.) but none of them quite hit the spot for my family. That was of course until I found this one! I scored BOGO roasts and cooked them back to back days this way (one to freeze, no, we’re not complete pigs!) 😉
    This will definitely be my go-to from now on!

  17. BranDee Allen

    I have a question…I HATE coconut and I’m trying to switch over to Paleo, but everything seems to have coconut milk/oil. Does this pick up a coconut flavor? I’m scared to try because of my fear of coconut….

      1. I’m actually allergic to coconut. What can I substitute this with? I hate that almost everything has coconut in it. Thanks!

        1. Wow this was delicious! Okay, I didn’t follow the instructions exactly. I cooked in it my clay baker, not having a slow cooker and omitted the coconut milk because I didn’t have any. I used chantarelles, too. What I got was an amazing soup! I then I mixed in a little cream into a bit of the liquid, and got a lovely cream of mushroom soup. I know, not totally paleo. But totally scrumptious. Now I can’t wait to try it again with coconut milk. And maybe a slow cooker….if I get one. Thank you for the recipe!

  18. My husband and I made this last night!…okay, just my husband made it, but I suggested it. So good! I’m one of those people that absolutely loves the broth that’s left over in the crockpot, and I was one happy camper. Beef, mushrooms, and onions? Basically a classic.

  19. Feeling a little crummy today but still needed to out something on for dinner. This was SO EASY!! It looks amazing and cant wait to have this for dinner. Perfect comfort food. I had to use my dutch oven because my roast was huge but no biggie. My house is going to smell so good when my husband gets home! What do you recommend for a paleo side with this? Or does it even need one?

  20. Im cooking this right now. It looks soooo yummy and smells soooo good I cant wait to try it!! I love ur recipies. This is the 3rd one I’v made. For someone who is only 3 weeks into Paleo they are also very easy for me to cook. Love it.

  21. making this tonight Juli! It is cooking while I am working my butt off & reading your amazing blog! Thanks for the great recipe! My family & friends thank you to because I always pass on your recipes to them! 🙂

  22. This was so easy and delicious! I will definitely be sharing with my friends. I took some of the liquid out of the crockpot and let it simmer on the stove with a little arrowroot, to thicken, and added some sweet potatoes as well. Super yummy and was the perfect meal for a rainy day:)

  23. I used beef broth instead and added some carrots… Definitely omg delicious! It’s recipes like tis that are selling hubby on eating Paleo!

  24. Bryce is the man – He used to coach at Back Bay and now he owns his own gym, Fulcrum Athletics down in Attleboro. Hopefully you have more time in Boston this go around. You need to get on a duck boat!

  25. quick question! i have this in the crockpot right now… and i’m concerned that the coconut milk is not going to blend well… looks a bit “chunky”… will this get better as it cooks longer or what to do??

  26. Amazing!!! I didn’t eat meat for 20 years, so making a roast was way outside of my comfort zone. You made it so easy for me! My husband has requested I make this once a week. Thanks for constantly putting out amazing recipes. You always seem to know what I want to eat!

  27. Love that I’m finding lots of AIP compliant recipes on your site 🙂 One question, approx. how much is a “container” of mushrooms??

  28. Started this in my crockpot about 4 hours ago, and it smells wonderful! Can not wait for it to be done. Love all your recipes and looking forward to your book coming out. It will make a great Mother’s Day present from my kids. 😉

  29. I know this is old, but I just have to say this turned out so well (subbed heavy cream b/c out of coconut milk) that my three children (8,6,6) requested a bowl of the broth and announced it to be the most delicious soup they’d ever tasted. When I said it was gravy, they told me that I should just tell everyone it was soup, and went on to have three bowls each.

    Served over cauliflower rice with a simple salad from our garden.


  30. Coming home to this after 14 hours of work yesterday was OMG amazing! I walked in the door and immediately my whole body went “Mmmmmmm” and relaxed haha aaaaaaaaaaaand since “dinner” was at 10:30 last night, I definitely slept like a baby after filling myself with this mushroomy meaty goodness. Love!

  31. I was planning on making this over the wkend, just a quick question. What size crock pot did you use? I have a 6qrt one and sometimes have issues with cooking time since its so big.
    Thanks! 🙂

  32. I am just starting Paleo. I have made 3 recipes from this site, and they have all been delish!!! I am making this one for dinner tonight. Your recipes make Paleo easier and fantastic. I have lost 5 lbs so far, and am training for my first half marathon!!!!!!

  33. Eating this fro breakfast with eggs, YUM! We had it for dinner with sweet potato and it was good but then I cooked it for about 4 more hours after that, let is cook down nicely and shredded the meat more, so much better!

  34. Started paleo this week with the hubby, so still very new to proper ingredients. I bought a carton of coconut milk from trader joes, can I use this? What’s the difference between the can and carton? Thanks!!!

    I love your humor, I’ve tried every recipe this week from your site, LOVE!!!

    1. I’m not sure how the carton coconut milk would work in this recipe. Carton milk is thinned out while canned coconut milk is much thicker. It should still work for this particular recipe

  35. I briefly skimmed the comments but didn’t see if anyone had asked this already. Any ideas for what to do with the leftover gravy? I have a lot of it and I don’t want to toss it!


      1. If you dissolve a bit of tapioca flour into some Almond milk, you will get the same creamy quality of full fat Coconut milk. Slightly different flavor but same creamy mouthfeel!

  36. Great easy recipe. Meat, onions and potatoes are always good. Next time I think I will try to boost the flavor up a bit with another spice, maybe rosemary or thyme, just to add another layer of flavor. Had this with your Thanksgiving sweet potato and bacon “muffins” or whatever they were called and they paired great!

  37. Hi, Juli! Thanks so much for the recipe. I’m totally new to Paleo and have loved all of the recipes we have found from your site. Do you post calorie/nutrition content for your dishes? I’m also using MyFitnessPal, and all of the dishes aren’t loaded in there, sadly! 🙂

  38. Yummy eats! Ditto what Tamara said, with !!!! Going and staying paleo would have been way harder without your simple and easy to use website, your approachable and simple and easy recipes. You Rock!

  39. I opted for 1/2 because I didn’t want to open a can of coconut milk since I had nothing planned for the rest of it. My ten year old wouldn’t eat it because the cream sort of bunched up in little pieces and he thought that was gross. Maybe the coconut would have made it better but we all found it pretty bland. I would try it again with way more spices and the coconut milk. Cream in the crockpot all day? What the heck was I thinking? 🙂

  40. Thank u so much are really saving me with these – just started back. To work full time and I was worried I would have to revert back to rice and potatoes. Your recipes here look amazing but best of all they are made with food I don’t have to special order- thinks every Paleo kitchen has! Thank u – I will be sure to review each recipe and share it. Thanks again.

  41. Dangit! My roast did not shred in the least bit. I ended up having to cut it up into bit-sized pieces. And the gravy is more like a broth. :/ Not sure what I did wrong. Tastes delicious though! I’ve been adding it to steamed cauliflower and sweet potatoes and eating it like stew.

  42. Have been going through your site for inspiration and have seriously been pinning everything! Can I just come and eat at your house?

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