Monday, April 25, 2016

Swedish Hill Winery's Chicken Tortilla Soup

The light body and wonderful berry flavors of
Swedish Hill's 2014 Maréchal Fochan unoaked dry red,
pair perfectly with the chicken tortilla soup.
To celebrate the first buds and blooms of the season, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail hosts the Wine & Herb Festival each spring. Stop in to each trail member winery to savor herb-prepared cuisine paired with wine to compliment the dish. You'll also receive a wine glass, a garden plan (no green thumb required), and a plant carrier to fill with potted herb and veggie plants at each participating winery you visit. And don't forget to grab recipes for each dish you try so you can recreate them at home with your own fresh herbs and veggies!

Stop in to Swedish Hill Winery during this year's event to taste their chicken tortilla soup and pick up your own cilantro plant! Pair it will their 2014 Maréchal Foch for an even more delicious experience.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 (46 ounce) can chicken broth
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chipotle flavored Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon chipotle pepper (optional)
Garnishes, if desired:  1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup cilantro, pulled from stem
2 cups crushed tortilla chips

Throw everything except the garnishes in your crock pot and let it cook on high for 5-6 hours. Dress with garnishes if desired and you're good to go! Delicious!

Click here to purchase tickets for the Wine & Herb Festival, taking place this year April 22-24 and April 29 - May 1, 2016. Visit for more recipes, events, and information about the Trail.

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