This hearty soup pairs well with our Chosen One, a beautiful blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah and our Super Tuscan style wine, Confession.

Sicilian Sausage Soup

1/2 lb. hot Italian sausage (can use hot Italian turkey sausage)

1 large onion chopped

1 28 oz. can Italian tomatoes

3 1/2 c. chicken stock

1 t. dried basil or 2 T. fresh

1/2 c. orzo (can substitute rice for a gluten free version)

1/4 t. kosher salt

1/4 t. freshly ground pepper

Remove casings from sausage and brown in a large, heavy Dutch oven (we use cast iron).  Cook until all the pink is gone.  Add onion and cook until soft.  Add tomatoes, chicken stock and basil.  Bring to a boil.  Add remaining ingredients and cook until orzo is al dente.  Serve with a bold red wine and warm crusty sourdough bread.  This soup is even better the next day!