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Mile High Nachos Recipe

Updated on February 18, 2017

I'm always telling people how delicious my husbands nacho's are so I decided to reveal his secret recipe. But shh, please don't tell him. I named them "Mile High Nachos" but as you can see they aren't really a mile high.

When he makes these there is usually enough to feed four people. We will make this for dinner and it usually fills everyone up to the point where everyone is saying, "I'm so full, I can't eat another bite." Someone always manages to finish them however.

Mile High Nachos are always good to serve as an appetizer when you have a large crowd over or as a snack while watching television.


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Do You Like Nachos?

4.3 stars from 8 ratings of Mile High Nachos

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4 people as a meal or 10-12 as an appetizer

Let's Build The Nacho Mountain

Preheat your oven to broil and have the rack in the center of the oven.

We use either an extra large pizza pan or when we are making a smaller batch we use a baking stone.

Start by covering the bottom of your pan with Tostitos Chips. Layer all the ingredients starting with one cup of the cheese. Build it like you would like lasagna until all the ingredients are used up.

Pop it into the oven for approximately ten minutes or until you can see that all the cheese is melted.


Ingredients

2 pounds of lean ground beef fried and drained

1 can of re-fried beans

1 large onion chopped or sliced

1 large green pepper chopped

3 tomatoes cut in bite sized pieces

1/2 cup of black olives

1/2 cup of green olives

3 - 4 cups of Grated old cheddar cheese

Sliced Jalapeno peppers ( either fresh or jarred) As many as you like

1 Super Size bag of Restaurant Style Tostitos Chips



Guacamole Recipe

2 ripe avacados

1 TBS. of lemon or lime juice

1TBS. of cilantro

1/4 cup of diced onions (optional)

1/4 cup of finely chopped tomatoes (optional)

Cut the avocados in half and remove the seed. Scoop out the avocado with a spoon and put into a bowl. Add the lemon or lime juice and mash to a smooth consistency with a fork. Mix in the onions, tomatoes and cilantro.


Sides to Serve

Bowl of Salsa

Bowl of Sour Cream

Guacamole


Alternatives Ways To Make Nachos

For a different flavor try making these nachos with ground chicken or leftover roasted chicken. Use up your leftover turkey or make meatless nachos and omit the meat altogether.

Irish Nachos?

Here's a recipe for something a little different than your average nachos. They are called Irish nachos and are made with potato chips and bacon rather than tortilla chips and ground beef. I must say they are pretty tasty.

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      Susan Zutautas 22 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Linda and I hope you had a safe and happy Memorial day.

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      Linda Rogers 22 months ago from Minnesota

      OMG-I love nacho's and can't wait to try these. I'm so impressed your hubby cooks. Thanks for sharing his recipe with us. Happy Memorial day my friend.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Debra, Thanks so much, I hope that you enjoy the Nachos!

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      Good Golly Miss Molly I am going to have to go out next week and get me all these ingrdients so I can have a bowl or two of these. Thanks for sharing on the new social network...TSU.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Susan, I'll have to try it with Tabasco sauce next time. Thanks!

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      Susan Kaul 3 years ago from Michiagn, USA

      Well that is some serious Nacho fixin's. Looks great. I make my guacamole just like yours except I leave the avacados a bit chunky, and add a splash of tobasco sauce. Yummmm.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Peg, We try to have one night a week where we have what we call fun food. It's usually nachos, fajitas, or tacos.

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Wonderful recipe. And thanks for the Guacamole recipe, too. We love to have this sort of simple meal and sometimes instead of the tortilla chips we use burritos instead. For a crowd we just set out the ingredients and let everyone make their own nachos or burritos. Delicious!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      vespawoolf, Thanks and I hope you both enjoy the nachos.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for the Pin Vicki. I'm craving these nachos now :)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      My husband would love these nachos! Now I know what to add to my grocery list. I like how you make your guacamole--very tasty. Voted up and shared!

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      Vicki L Hodges 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I read this before--16 months ago! I was the first to comment--LOL. I didn't have Pinterest then, so I'm pinning this time. Looks yummy. It's lunch time!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      GoodLady, Thanks so much and Happy New Year!

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      Penelope Hart 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      This is just such a great great meal/ recipe and I think I can even find the nachos inRome somewhere. As SOON as I do we'll eat this fantastic meal. Just love it. Thanks so much. Love the guacamole too. Voting and sharing and posting about.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Pete, Hope you do try these and enjoy them as much as we do.

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      Pete Michner 4 years ago from Virginia

      That's one mouthwatering picture! Thanks, I hope I can try this recipe soon.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      DzyMsLizzy, I like them vegetarian style too. Thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to see you :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      vegaswriter, Thank you.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      GoForTheJuggler, I used to live in California and that is where I was first introduced to Mexican food, and have loved it ever since. Thanks for adding your fun fact about Nachos.

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I love nachos, and make them at least once a month, sometimes twice! I make a vegetarian version, however, with "everything" on them..except no meat.

      Mine, too, tend to be "mile-high." I call them 'double-decker' nachos, because I put all the goodies, then a second layer of chips and another layer of goodies. For a crowd, I make a whole cookie-sheet full, and toss it in the oven for about 10 minutes. For myself, I just use a dinner plate and the microwave.

      It IS a whole meal! And kids love them...(shhh...don't tell them, but what they're really eating amounts to a casserole, which most kids (and some men) hate! ) LOL Voted up & starred.

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      vegaswriter 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      I now what we're eating movie night now. Awesome

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      Joshua Patrick 4 years ago from Texas

      You're speaking my language! Nachos, and pretty much all Mexican food, is my absolute favorite. I've been eating chips and salsa since I was 3 years old.

      Also, fun fact... "A modified version of the dish, with permanently soft cheese and prepared tortilla chips was marketed in 1976 by Frank Liberto, owner of Ricos Products, during sporting events at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This version became known as "ball park nachos". During a Monday Night Football game, sportscaster Howard Cosell enjoyed the name "nachos", and made a point of mentioning the dish in his broadcasts over the following weeks, further popularizing it and introducing it to a whole new audience."

      Yet another reason to love TEXAS! Voted up, across, and shared!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Audra, Let me know you and your boyfriend like the recipe. It is pretty good :)

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      iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

      Susan...your husband's nachos are making me hungry! My boyfriend and I are suckers for a good nacho recipe! I will make these for him!!!

      I voted up and shared this and my mouth is drooling!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Stephanie, I wanted to make these for dinner tonight, but made a stew instead as we are in the middle of a snow storm here, and thought a nice hot stew would do the trick. Thanks for the vote and the pin.

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      This looks so good! The picture alone makes me want to gobble up a plateful of these nachos! Voted up and pinned!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      homesteadbound, Hope you enjoy these they are very good and filling.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Oh my! I think I'll be building "Mile High" very soon. My husband would absolutely love this!

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      aemillervb 5 years ago from Virginia

      Looks and sounds delicious! I think I am going to try them out sometime this week. Thanks for sharing!

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      danielleantosz 5 years ago from Florida

      This sounds AWESOME! I love nachos, never thought of layering them. But that is perfect or else you always end up with the chips on the bottom that have none of the good stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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      Brian L. Powell 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

      Nachos!

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      OHHH I love nachos! Thanks for the awesome weekend snack idea. :)

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      Joan Whetzel 5 years ago from Katy, Texas

      YUM!! These look sooooo good.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Awww shucks this one is in the feed and it is making me so hungry! I want some of those so bad right now!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Daffy, Thank you for coming back to let me know you tried them. Makes me very happy that you enjoyed them.

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      Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      I tried this recipe and it's delicious. :)

      THX!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sharyn, Had them the other night with shrimp and omitted the re-fried beans. mm good. Hope you enjoy these.

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Sounds and looks great Susan. I like the idea of using chicken too. Thanks!

      Sharyn

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      mmm-mama, I hope that you enjoy them, we sure do.

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      mmm-mama 5 years ago

      Thanks! I have 3 kids, Marshall, Maddison and Morgan, thats where the mmm comes from! :)

      And I'm going to be making them one day soon!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      mmm-mama, Love your name. Thank's, personally I think they are better than any I've had in any restaurant....just saying :)

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      mmm-mama 5 years ago

      These nachos look amazing! Better than Boston Pizza's nachos! :p

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Daffy, Sorry about that. I too have been following barbergirls P90X articles and they totally exhaust me :). I've been on a diet since May and sometimes I have to indulge.

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      Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      J.A.S. I love nachos! This sounds so good.

      Also, how dare you. Barbergirl is writing about P90X and I'm trying to lose a little weight then here you come with a rib sticking, diet crushing, mouth watering plate of my favorite snack that I'm absolutely going to try within the next week or so. THX a lot! :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Brooke, Thanks for stopping by to read and for the wonderful comments.

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      Brooke Bundy 5 years ago

      Oh YUM! My husband would LOVE this!! (so would I!) Thanks for revealing the secret recipe. :) And thank you for the welcome to Hub Pages.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      weestro, Saturday night is the night we try to make something fun like nachos, fajitas or tacos. Hope that you enjoy this and I would like to see your salsa recipe. Do you happen to have a hub on it? I usually buy the jarred salsa and am looking for a good recipe.

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      Weestro 5 years ago from Virginia

      Making this Saturday, I have a salsa recipe that will go perfectly with it! Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sue, They are pretty good :)

      Rosemay, Thank you.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This look delish

      And BTW Happy Birthday

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Looks yummy!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      barbergirl, A free hour a day...lol...I would never lose any weight doing that. Brownies and cookies and Wine oh my! I may cheat today too with cake and a beer :)

      Simone, Thanks so much!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Whoah... those nachos sound and look INTENSE! Awesome recipe!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I love your idea about a free day! I like to have a free hour each day. Last night... I drank a bottle of wine. I did goo though - no brownies (that I remember) and no chocolate of any kind. I think today I am going to make cookies. I got to see if I have all the ingredients though!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      prasetio, Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy the nachos.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love nachos. Susan, your recipes looks delicious. Unfortunately I just find this food through Mexican restaurant. But now I can make it at home. Thanks for share with us. Vote up and yummy. ~prasetio

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Truckstop Sally, Yes I went and saw leroy's hub. Thanks so much.

      mixed, Thank you.

      MM, Thank you :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you susan for another fabulous recipe, it looks delicous.

      Best wishes MM

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      mixed 5 years ago

      mmmmm looks delicious

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      Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

      Delicious! Have you seen leroy64's nacho hubs? They are great. See https://hubpages.com/food/The-Nacho-Tour-Ranking-N... and look towards the bottom for a whole list of his reviews. Fun eats!!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ruby, Thanks so much and hope you enjoy this recipe.

      Sunshine, :)

      Todd, The first time my husband made these I said to him, "You can't put olives on nachos, it's just not right."

      I won't repeat what he said to me :) but they tasted good and he has made them this way ever since.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      The olives would never fly so far as Tex Mex or Mexican food is concerned - but "eff it," I say - I like olives quite a lot myself, and would certainly give them a try with nachos!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Y-U-M-M-Y! :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      These look great Susan. I'm only eating fish, chicken and turkey so i'll probably make them with chicken. Thank you. You have the best recipes....

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      carco and Cardisa, Thanks so much. The more jalapenos the better:)

      Cloverleaf, Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

      Dee, AWW that's so cute that your grandchildren saw the hub and said you have to make those for us. Thanks for letting me know and hope the nachos are enjoyed by all.

      Joan and Shawn, Thanks and enjoy.

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      Shawn Scarborough 5 years ago from The Lone Star State

      One of my family's favorite things to eat is nachos. I can't wait to make this recipe.

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      Joan Whetzel 5 years ago

      It's been a while since I've had nachos. They're makin gme hungry.

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      Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

      My grandchildren are visiting and as I opened the hub one of them was passing by and saw the picture. He called his sister with a "look". They both were like "Nonna, you have to make that for us". Well, I guess I will be make your wonderful Mile High Nachos and it definitely will include the salsa, sour cream and guauamole. Thanks for sharing. Our taste buds are really looking forward.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Oh boy I think I just put on 5lbs! This has got to be the most inviting platter of nachos I've ever laid my eyes on. I'm going to try building this mountain for sure! Thanks, Susan :)

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      I love nachos and this looks so good with all those jalapenos.

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      Paul Cronin 5 years ago from Winnipeg

      This just gave me a mile high hunger, thanks for this awesome recipe! Voted Up!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      tsmog, Yes perfect for football, baseball, hockey and basketball games :)

      marellen,We should all indulge once in awhile. Thanks for your comments.

      RH, Mexican food is one of my favorites too. I remember the first time I was introduced to Tacos in California, my first reaction was what the heck is this. After I ate my first one I was hooked.

      bell du jour, Thank you.

      Hyphenbird, When I was writing this hub I thought of you as I know that you are a vegetarian...hence the meatless nachos :)

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Milehigh anything gets my attention. These look amazing. I can make them with TVP (a substitute)instead of ground beef. Perhaps this weekend when it is cold. Thanks for a great recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Victoria, Thanks so much for your comments. The green olives do taste pretty good with this.

      moonlake and Ruchira and C123, Thanks for your comments.

      barbergirl, I am still trying to lose weight but once a week I indulge in a free day :)

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      bell du jour 5 years ago from Ireland

      Looks yummy :-) voted up

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Susan this looks so delish. Mexican is my favorite food -this makes me so hungry! I can add this to taco night and now the girls will be happy. (They don't like tacos but they love Nachos:)!

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      marellen 5 years ago

      Susan, you are getting us all fat on hubpages with all your wonderful recipes. Thanks for sharing....

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      OK, Not fair. This looks scrumptious. I am at work - 5:42pm, I have to wait until 6:30 for dinner. I stop by Hubpages for a visit and I see this - smile. Tell hubby I'll be at your place tonight for Monday Football. Darn, forgot I'm at work - LOL. This recipe will work for Sunday Football games too?

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      C123 5 years ago

      This looks so good!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Man - that looks so good. But - I must be good... I must be good... really trying to kick the weight off. Shhhh - I just faltered and had to have a brownie. Maybe I will make these next week! :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      yum..looks good. And it sure is fast and easy...thanks!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Looks very good to me. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vicki L Hodges 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Love it! The picture caught my attention, so I had to read the recipe. The dish is bordering on a "mile high." haha. Looks delicious. Green olives, huh? I bet that adds some interesting flavor. I love this type of food--am bookmarking it for later. Thanks for sharing your hubby's secret recipe!

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