100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 133,726

Taco Bell's Claim - Real Beef

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Our seasoned beef recipe is made with 88% premium beef and 12% Signature Recipe. We go to great lengths to be open about the ingredients we use, and want you to know the truth.

What are these "other" ingredients? They have some pretty weird names!

They do have weird names—perfect for tongue twisters! But these ingredients are completely safe and approved by the FDA. They're common ingredients also found in food items at your grocery store.

Each ingredient helps make our Seasoned Beef taste great. Many of them are items you might use at home such as salt, peppers, and spices. Ingredients like oats and sodium phosphates help make sure the texture is right.

But I don't use these ingredients at home. Why do you?

Well, some of the ingredients probably aren't in most pantries, but you'll find many of the same ingredients in seasoning packets found on grocery store shelves. They do the same thing for those foods as they do for us.

We sell more than 2 billion tacos every year, so it's important our Seasoned Beef consistently maintains the proper standard of quality for every customer. In case you're curious, here's our not-so-secret recipe. We start with USDA-inspected quality beef (88%). Then add water to keep it juicy and moist (3%). Mix in Mexican spices and flavors, including salt, chili pepper, onion powder, tomato powder, sugar, garlic powder, and cocoa powder (4%). Combine a little oats, caramelized sugar, yeast, citric acid, and other ingredients that contribute to the flavor, moisture, consistency, and quality of our seasoned beef (5%).

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post