Dèfi Cuisine Cooks A Delicious Pot Roast Recipe Using Local Ingredients


Finding local ingredients can be a challenge at this time of year in Central New York. Dèfi chef, Cody Dedischew shows us how to cook a delicious pot roast with locally-sourced ingredients using root vegetables, beef and locally-produced wine from the Finger Lakes. Chef Dedischew uses beef that is 100% grass fed. Cows aren’t meant to eat grains and the difference is in the taste. But because grass-fed beef can be tougher than others a slow braising process, like the one used to make this pot roast will help to break down the meat and tenderize it. 

Sirloin Pot Roast

Servings: 8

Prep Time: 40 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours


  • Sirloin Roast, rolled and tied (5 parts)
  • Carrots, medium diced (1 part)
  • Celery, medium diced (1 part)
  • White onion, medium diced (2 parts)
  • Fresh Thyme, 12 sprigs
  • Red Wine, 1 bottle
  • Butter (1/2 part)
  • All Purpose Flour, 6 oz.
  • Beef Stock, 32 oz.
  • Tomato Paste, 4 oz.
  • Worcestershire Sause, 2 oz.
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
  • Fresh Ground Pepper, 1 tsp.
  • Vegetable oil, 4 oz.


  1. Heat a large heavy bottom sauté pan over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Chef Dedischew says a cast iron dutch oven does best for this recipe because it will hold the heat. 
  2. Season roast liberally with salt and pepper, add ½ the oil to the pan and sear the meat on all sides to golden brown.
  3. Move meat to a roasting pot or dutch oven with a tight fitting lid.
  4. Add the butter and allow it to melt, next add vegetables and sauté for 5-10 minutes until they begin to color on the edges.
  5. Sprinkle the flour and stir it well. Pour the vegetable and flour mix into the pot with the meat and deglaze the sauté pan with ¼ of the red wine.
  6. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot, place on stove and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  7. Place in a 225*F oven and bake for 4-6 hours or until tender.
  8. Served with roasted vegetables of your choice and the jus from the pot.

Chef Dedischew also has a great soup recipe using the pot roast!

Sirloin Pot Roast Soup

Serving: 6

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Pot Roast ½ each
  • Potato, Medium Dice 2 each
  • Carrot, Medium Dice 3 each
  • Turnip, Medium Dice 1 each
  • Celery root, peeled, medium dice 1 each
  • Beef stock 32 oz.
  • Onion, Medium Dice 1 each
  • Garlic, mince 2 TBSP
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil 2 oz.


  1. Dice remaining beef from pot roast
  2. In a large pot, sauté with oil, carrots, onion and garlic
  3. After 2-3 minutes, add beef stock and remaining liquid from the roast and bring to simmer
  4. Add remaining vegetables and cook until tender


Dèfi Cuisine is located at 208 West Water Street in Syracuse. You can visit them online at DefiCuisineCorp.com

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