2023 Games for the Denver Broncos and More
Football season is coming up quickly with pre-season games just days away. It’s time to cheer for your favorite Colorado teams, including the Denver Broncos, CU Buffs or CSU Rams. Maybe all three!
If you want to know when games are happening, we've got you covered. You can even print out a PDF version and stick it on your fridge so that you're game day ready—or at least know when to steer clear of traffic when the Broncos are hosting at Empower Field at Mile High.
The Ultimate Nacho Bar for Football Fans
If you’ll be hosting a football party for one of the games on the schedule, you may be wondering what to feed your guests. While burgers, hot dogs and onion dip are classics for good reason, you can take a more hands-off approach with a crowd-pleasing nacho bar!
The best part? This can all be prepared in advance so you can actually watch the game and enjoy the party, too!
Start by breaking out your slow cooker and creating a killer queso like this one or simply drop in a hunk of Velveeta and a can of Rotel—whatever level of cooking complexity you choose is fine.
You then have the option to fry your own tortilla chips or go with store-bought. Better yet, have guests bring a variety, even a bag of Doritos can add a different flavor to your nacho bar.
Now, let’s get to the spread. This is a pretty big list, so pick and choose what works best for you.
Add a Protein or Two
Borrow all the slow cookers to prep these in advance and keep them warm for the party!
- Whole or Refried Beans
- Carne Asada or Steak
- Crockpot Carnitas
- Seasoned Ground Beef
- Grilled and Diced Pollo Asado
- Chorizo Sausage
A Buffet of Toppings
You can also delegate topping duties to your party guests to reduce your prep work.
- Diced Tomatoes
- Sliced Jalapeños (fresh or pickled)
- Diced Red or White Onions
- Chopped Green Onions
- Grilled Peppers and Onions
- Sliced Black Olives
- Chopped Cilantro
- Avocado Slices or Guacamole
- Pickled Red Onions
- Roasted Corn Kernels
- Shredded Iceberg Lettuce
For a Finishing Touch
For those who love things spicy, provide clearly labeled, varying heats of hot sauce. Plus:
- Sour Cream
- Lime Crema
- More Cheese
- Pico de Gallo
- Salsa Verde
- Chipotle Mayo
- Lime Wedges
Up-Level Your Nacho Bar. You can also expand this into a full-blown taco bar by providing a stack of corn and flour tortillas. And don’t forget to keep your healthier eaters in mind by having a bowl of spring mix or prepped lettuce available so that party guests can create an all-star salad instead.