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Taco Bell’s Not-So-Secret Beef Recipe

As part of their REAL BEEF campaign, Taco Bell has been uber-transparent as of late. As a result of this process, the restaurant has revealed their “not-so-secret” beef recipe, which highlights all the main ingredients involved. Care to make a batch of tacos at the house? While it doesn’t include crazy specifics, the ingredients are now available front-and-center, so you have a good chance in recreating that taste, if you so choose!


Our recipe for seasoned beef includes ingredients you’d find in your home or in the supermarket aisle today:

  • 88% USDA-inspected quality beef
  • 3-5% water for moisture
  • 3-5% spices (including salt, chili pepper, onion powder, tomato powder, sugar, garlic powder, cocoa powder and a proprietary blend of Mexican spices and natural flavors).
  • 3-5% oats, starch, sugar, yeast, citric acid, and other ingredients that contribute to the quality of our product.

By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

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