Weeknight Dinner Recipe and Wine Pairing at Wine4.Me/blog

If you love the flavor of beef fajitas, you'll love this fantastic Slow Cooker Beef Fajita Soup from Redefined Mom. Try it with one of these wines.

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If you love the flavor of beef fajitas, you’ll love this fantastic Slow Cooker Beef Fajita Soup from Redefined Mom. It combines steak, peppers, onion, and fire-roasted tomatoes to satisfy your Mexican cravings in a slow cooker soup that’s simple to prepare. Just toss the ingredients together in the crock in the morning and let the slow cooker do the work. At dinnertime, you’ll have a delicious soup to enjoy with a glass of wine. Give one of these wines a try.

Slow Cooker Beef Fajita Soup Wine Pairing

For a hearty and meaty soup like this you can choose from a variety of red wines that offer earthy flavors to soak up the savoriness of the broth, as well as those with spice notes to compliment those found in the dish.

Merlot: Ravenswood Winery Vintners Blend Merlot ~ $9

This Merlot offers dark plum and black cherry aromas and flavors. The body is smooth with a nice spicy component that will stand up well to all of the flavors of this fajita soup. This is also a great value for a weeknight dinner found for under $10.

Montepulciano: Citra Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ~ $6

This wine, made from 100% Montepulciano grapes, comes from central Italy’s Abruzzi region. You’ll find lots of juicy and concentrated black berry and black pepper flavors. It’s a simple and straightforward fruity wine, but also a bargain found for nearly $5.

Nero d’Avola: Cantine Colosi Nero d’Avola ~ $13

From Sicily, this wine is aromatic with lots of dried fruit, cherry, and baking spices, and some savory notes that will be a great match for the flavorful broth and tender meat.

Malbec: Septima Malbec ~ $12

From Argentina, this wine has rich dark berries and some dark chocolate flavors, mild tannins, and a lush feeling in the mouth. This wine can stand up to richer and more concentrated dishes like chili but also does well with the milder flavors of this beef fajita soup. The richness of the wine and spices from the beef will balance well.

Tempranillo: Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Reserva ~ $16

For something a little bolder in flavor, try this Tempranillo from Spain with intense black cherry, a mix of red and dark berries, leather, cedar, and loads of spice. This would be a nice option if you choose to go big with your spices in the recipe. This wine can handle it.

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