Acapulco Delight Recipe

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This dish always delights family and friends at potlucks and gatherings I take it to.—Margene Skaggs, Guinda, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 envelope (1-1/4 ounces) taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 bottle (15 ounces) mild green taco sauce
  • 9 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Chopped tomatoes, optional
  • Chopped avocados, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 468 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1064mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Add taco sauce; simmer until slightly thickened, 5-10 minutes.
  2. Cover the bottom of a 13x9-in. baking dish with three tortillas, tearing them into pieces as necessary. Layer half of meat mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with half of cheese. Layer with three more tortillas; spread with refried beans. Cover with sour cream; sprinkle with green onions and olives. Layer remaining tortillas over top; cover with remaining meat mixture and cheese. Bake until heated through, 25-30 minutes. Let stand a few minutes before serving. If desired, serve with chopped tomatoes and avocados. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Acapulco Delight in Country Ground Beef 1993, p84

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"Made it last weekend and everyone fought over the leftovers! Wonderfully delicious and so quick to throw together! Also a fabulous meal to bring to a potluck!"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"I've made this recipe several times, and it is always enjoyed by everyone. It is delicious, and I can't stop eating it, when it's in my refrigerator!"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"Making this again tonight for the second time. The kids love it!!"

Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"My Mom just made this recipe and it was as good as any great Mexican restaurant. Delicious!!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2008

"I Can`t wait to make this it sounds Family loves mexican recipes.


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