• Course

    Main course

  • Category


  • Cooking technique

    Indirect cooking

  • Level


  • Prep time

    15 minutes

  • Cook time

    80 minutes

  • Total

    95 minutes

  • Amount

    6 persons

There are some classic dishes that you must have prepared on your Big Green Egg. One of those is roasted beef rump, or picanha. It is not difficult to prepare and therefore suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced EGG fan. You first cook the meat slowly on your kamado and then briefly grill it. The layer of fat gives the rump a lot of extra flavour. Therefore definitely do not cut if off before cooking! When will you put this bold piece of meat on the menu?



  • 1 beef rump (picanha) of approximately 1.2 kg
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt flakes


In advance

  1. Light the charcoal in the Big Green Egg and heat, with the convEGGtor and the Disposable Drip Pan on top and the Stainless Steel Grid, to 140 °C.
  2. In the meantime, make crosshatch cuts in the layer of fat on the beef rump. Peel the garlic, crush the cloves and chop finely. Remove the thyme leaves and rosemary needles from the sprigs and chop finely.
  3. Rub the rump all over with the olive oil, garlic and herbs. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper.


  1. Place the rump on the grid with the fat side up. Insert the pin of Dual Probe Remote Thermometer into the centre of the meat and close the lid of the EGG. Set the core temperature to 48°C and let the rump cook approximately 60 minutes until this temperature is reached.
  2. Remove the rump from the EGG. Cover the meat loosely with aluminium foil and allow it to rest; in the meantime, you can grill any vegetables that you may want to serve. Then remove the grid, the Drip Pan and the convEGGtor from the EGG. Place the Cast Iron Grid in the EGG and bring the temperature to 200°C.
  3. Place the rump with the layer of fat on the grid and grill it until crisp about 2-3 minutes. Keep moving it around while grilling, because the fat can cause flames and also briefly grill the meat side.
  4. Remove the picanha from the EGG and allow to rest for about 10 minutes, covered loosely with aluminium foil, before you cut the meat.

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