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Acapulco Delight

This dish always delights my family and friends at potlucks and gatherings.—Margene Skaggs, Guinda, California
  • 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 sour cream
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Optional: Chopped tomatoes and chopped avocados


  • 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.
  • Cover the bottom of a 13x9-in. baking dish with 3 tortillas, tearing them into pieces as necessary. Layer half the meat mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with half the cheese. Layer with 3 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 468 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1064mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • Kimberly
    Nov 15, 2020

    We loved this recipe. I made one change due to supply availability. Since there was no mild green taco sauce at my local market, I substituted Herdez Mild Guacamole Salsa. It was fabulous! I will make this a permanent change to the recipe.

  • amehart
    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!

  • royasfoto
    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!

  • mrumpz
    Dec 29, 2010

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

  • Cathy O
    May 1, 2009

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

  • Coleen123
    Dec 7, 2008

    I Can`t wait to make this it sounds Family loves mexican recipes.Coleen123

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