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
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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
  • 2 jars (7 ounces each) mild green taco sauce
  • 9 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 468 calories, 27 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 1064 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown beef; drain fat. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Add taco sauce; simmer for 5-10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Cover the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish with three tortillas, tearing them into pieces as necessary. Spread half of meat mixture over tortillas, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Layer with three more tortillas; spread with refried beans. Cover with sour cream; sprinkle with green onions and olives. Place remaining tortillas over top; cover with remaining meat mixture and cheese. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand a few minutes before serving. 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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