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  • Writer's pictureNikki

Denver Broncos

Updated: Nov 20, 2022


I have been visiting Denver for decades due to the fact that my bestie from college was born and raised there. Our favorite lunch place was (sigh) a place called Racines. We would order margaritas, then choose one salad and one sandwich to split, and then get down to the business of catching up on life. (The best kinds of friends share so that you can have two menu items.) We changed up the sando but we always, always ordered the Nutty Cheese Salad. Sadly, Racines closed in 2020. I made my version of this tasty salad that is not only delicious but filled to the brim with memories. Maybe someone can make Russell Wilson one of these bad boys and fill him with some inspiration.

I used a spring mix for the base and topped with the following:

Cherry tomatoes

Avocado slices

Shredded white cheddar and fontina cheeses

Toasted sunflower seeds, almonds, and cashews

Banana slices

Honey Mustard dressing

2016 Season

CookPlayBook is kicking off the season with some opening night nachos honoring the great city of Denver and the amazingly beautiful state of Colorado. What does everyone think about the Super Bowl match up to kick off the season? There have been so many off-season moves, it is not even the same teams. Since Payton Manning is Nacho quarterback anymore, Bronco fans, you can drown your sorrows in this tasty recipe.

Bronco Bison Nachos with Green Chile and Beer Cheese Sauce

1 pound of buffalo meat

I cooked this in a little olive oil, then seasoned with:

Chili Powder


1 Ancho Chile

For the cheese topping:

1 beer-for this recipe I used Fat Tire from New Belgium in Fort Collins, Colorado. I have been there, and it is magical.

Cream Cheese

Shredded Cheddar

I used equal parts of each heated over medium.

Frontera Enchilada Sauce (you can make your own Green Chili, I just love all things Frontera)

Tortilla Chips

1 ear of corn

1 small yellow onion

I cut the kernels off of the cob, medium diced the onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, and cooked for a few minutes in 1TBSP of olive oil.

1 jalapeno-seeded and cut into rings.

For the other topping:

Sour cream


Lime Zest

Juice of one lime

2015 Season

I am currently trying to re-train my brain to stop calling the Broncos the "Donkeys". I have been calling them "Donkeys" for decades now, and it is a hard habit to break, for it rolls off the tongue with amusement and ease. But I have way too many family members and friends who love them some D......Broncos.

At Mile High, many moons ago. I was pulling for the Bucs on this fateful day.

Send me your Colorado-style recipes, as I obviously need help after making this sad Denver Omelette with a Coors Light chaser.

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