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Hatch Chile Tortilla Soup

The following recipe and photography were provided by our partner, Melissa’s Produce.

Tortilla soup is traditionally zesty, but the addition of fresh Hatch Chiles takes the flavor and spice to a new level. With soup season just around the corner, you’ll want to add this delicious dish to your recipe repertoire.

Hatch Chile Tortilla Soup



  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 carrots, ends trimmed, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, ends trimmed, chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 cup red chile sauce
  • 1 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 green hatch chile peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced
  • 8 cups chicken stock/broth
  • 1 3 oz. package dry roasted sweet corn
  • 2 tsp. dried Mexican oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/3 cup sherry
  • 1 lime
  • Shredded cheese, for garnish
  • Ripe avocado, for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and caramelize the onion.
  2. Add the garlic, carrots and celery and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and stir in the chile sauce.
  4. Add the tomatoes followed by the hatch chiles, bell pepper, chicken stock, corn, oregano, cumin, chili powder and sherry. Gently stir and bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in the juice from the lime.
  6. To serve, ladle the soup into separate bowls and garnish with fresh fried tortilla strips (optional), cheese and avocado.

Hatch Tortilla Soup

By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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