Taco Bell Reveals the Ingredients in Its "Beef" (Hint: It Ain't All Meat)

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So remember that lawsuit a couple of years ago where some San Diego woman sued Taco Bell for false advertising because she claimed that the beef in their ground beef wasn't really beef? And Taco Bell essentially admitted as such by proclaiming that she was somewhat right, that their beef was only about 88 percent meat, but that USDA regulations allowed them to continue calling the product "beef"? And then the lawsuit went away, Taco Bell created the Doritos Loco taco, and all was well with the chain?

Anyhoo, the Bell finally 'fessed up. Yesterday, they released the names of all the ingredients in their ground "beef" that make up the 12 percent that isn't meat--bunch of industrial products they call "Signature Recipe" and insist transform what Mother Nature gave us into a stellar eating experience. RIGHT...

Take it, ABC News!


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You know, because the Aztecs TOTALLY loved maltodextrin and torula yeast...now, all we need is Nancy Luna to explain why it's all good for us!

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exiclereapper
exiclereapper

Pink Slime in their beef Now I've read an Reserched that one of their ingredients being used Also is called Potassium Choride in the beef-So Dam u Mean to Tell me that those Idiots are using the Same ingredient that use in jail Potassium Choride is 1 of the ingredients they use they do a Leathal Injection WoW that stops your heart when they do the injection an their using in the beef they Must be Crazy an People did u Know the Dasani water bottles Have Potassium Choride in their im Not Joking this is Ridiculous People!!

Jay Seven Sins
Jay Seven Sins

Puras mamadas!!! Comida de perro. there's more meat in my dogs food.....ha!

Heather Oakley Hedemann
Heather Oakley Hedemann

Jim Culross. How was this debunked? You mean Taco Bell put out a statement that everything they use is FDA approved? That means nothing. The FDA is a bunch of paid for a-holes. They aren't using dog meat but id rather go somewhere without such an extensive ingredient list. I do my own research thank you very much. I read labels carefully and don't eat ingredients I can't pronounce or that are made up in a lab.

Jim Culross
Jim Culross

Oh, and let's not forget that Wendy's burgers contain worms and McDonald's uses kangaroo meat.

Jim Culross
Jim Culross

Let's see. We have a blogger using the news media article rehashing a claim debunked years ago as a source of proof, so we all buy into the story as absolute truth. While understanding the impulse to be appalled by an ingredient list (read the box of sugary cereal your kids eat lately?), if concerned I have a suggestion. Stop letting people other than yourself do your thinking. Research yourself and draw your conclusions from what you have seen as factual.

reviews2
reviews2

Trehalose? Is that that place on Beach and Slater? Oh, wait; that's Trejo's.

Kristy McDaniel
Kristy McDaniel

John Olsen- then you lie to your vegetarian friends... as they do in fact have some meat in them... just not all meat.

John Olsen
John Olsen

I always tell my vegetarian friend who misses them that it would be perfectly fine to eat them. No meat.

John Olsen
John Olsen

with as many real Mexican places in OC why the hell would anyone even eat there? Ok, you're drunk and it's 3am, well there's Tacos de Anda.

Martha Alicia Farebrother
Martha Alicia Farebrother

Why would I want any type of sweetener or "thickening agents" in my tacos? Pura lengua please!

thestutsman
thestutsman

With so many good choices here in OC, why anybody would eat at Taco Bell is beyond me....

Donn Law
Donn Law

As I say all the time.... "What? Joo wanna go to Taco Hell? Pero that's where all the BAD Tacos go!"

Pedro Aro Tegora
Pedro Aro Tegora

Those things, that I'm not calling tacos, make want to puke my fucking guts off....

Bob Knoll
Bob Knoll

jack crap like micky dee crap

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

Didn't put words in your mouth, I was just bringing up jitb because it's annoying and it just goes to show how little people know about what they eat, or how little they care

Kristy McDaniel
Kristy McDaniel

Ward - I did not say they don't have any meat.... I said that they do not CLAIM there to be any meat in their tacos... read the description... it says nothing about meat.

mannylegacy
mannylegacy

I had to stop eating Taco Hell years ago, without fail I would end up pooping my brains out the next day. I gave in recently and had the Loco Taco. It was good, so good in fact that for a week and a half straight I probably had a couple every day. Well after a week and a half of crapping I couldn't take it anymore and stopped going,......... Lesson learned again LOL

Mark Bock
Mark Bock

It is basically cat food in a taco shell. And cats live 9 lives. Let's get some taco hell tonight!

Jorge Orduna
Jorge Orduna

SOY LECITHAN and BEEF? Really? Really? BS

Ro Hart
Ro Hart

no kidding. (is their chicken or steak any safer??)

PaulyWalnuts
PaulyWalnuts

I love Taco Bell! This very informative article (HA!!!!!) made me quiero Taco Bell!  Your just jealous of Nancy Luna! 

Aja Ruiz
Aja Ruiz

Why do people even act shocked?! You wanna eat crap to look like crap dont be shocked when you find the ingredients!

Aja Ruiz
Aja Ruiz

Why do people even act shocked?! You wanna eat crap to look like crap dont be shocked when you find the ingredients!

slop101
slop101

But then that 12% is seasoning then, right? As in salt, garlic, onions, etc. I mean, just straight ground beef (especially the F-grade Bell would use) would have zero flavor. Pretty sure you season the ground beef you make at home, right?

Joseph Martinez
Joseph Martinez

Diana Morales check what it's made off...crap and more crap lol

Amanda Tempelaar
Amanda Tempelaar

It hasn't killed me yet. So why not. I love Taco Bell. I don't eat it or any fast food too often, but when I do, it's so good!

Justin Be
Justin Be

Ashley hmmm. You may win this one. Gross Jazmin lol...no more 2am runs?

Heather Oakley Hedemann
Heather Oakley Hedemann

The fact that people read this stuff and still don't care blows my mind. You know there are companies that don't put this crap in their product that you can eat instead?

Nathan Odette
Nathan Odette

Tommy's "chili" ain't really chili but that doesn't stop me from eating there. At least it wouldn't if I didn't move to Texas. Man I miss that brown paste.

Melissa Salas Blair
Melissa Salas Blair

My Abuelita uses all of their 'secret' ingredients when she cooks every day, what's the big deal ;) jajaja Oh Taco Bell, and Taco Bell fans....you crack me up! Locos Tacos for everyone!

Adiel Hernandez
Adiel Hernandez

Yup, addicted. Saccharide is azucarada right in Latin form or something like that I might be wrong

Adiel Hernandez
Adiel Hernandez

I'm glad the page is actually putting more of our indigenous roots . Altought the real name of the aztec was Mexihcah (pronounce mechica) and their were other tribes like maya , apache , chichimeca etc.... They eat tortilla too , :) thank tho . One page is actually doing it right !

Victor Lopez
Victor Lopez

I wonder what Dillon Francis thinks of this?

Paula Yeakel
Paula Yeakel

I miss Naugles. They use fresh growing beef. I worked there

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

Jack and the box tacos do have meat, as a vegetarian that myth is sooooo annoying

Kristy McDaniel
Kristy McDaniel

It's better than Jack in the Box tacos which don't claim there is ANY meat in them...

dutchrjen
dutchrjen

@exiclereapper Injecting air into your blood stream can also kill you. Water in your lungs can kill you. E coli in your colon is fine, putting it in your mouth not so much. The fact is injecting a lot of Potassium Chloride into your blood stream is nothing like ingesting a little. Too much Sodium Chloride in the blood can also kill you but in fact we need Potassium, Sodium, and Chloride in our bodies to function so a little is just fine.  

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

@slop101  

Yes, I do, but not with potassium chloride.  

My inner-Dave Lieberman would tell me to use the more purer table salt -- or, if baking, say, a meat loaf at a moderate temperature -- kosher salt.  



Potassium chloride is something I might use to dump on the grease fire I accidentally start when making my ground beef...not as an ingredient in the pan of ground beef that started the grease fire. 

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