Taco Bell meat: Burrito half empty or half full?
We’ve been reading articles ALL OVER THE INTERNET about how the meat mixture used at Taco Bell is only 35% meat. From Serious Eats I learned, “According to the USDA, the beef filling for Taco Bell’s tacos must contain at least 40% beef.” That’s gross enough. But to come in below that number is astounding. I don’t need my burritos cheap enough that you can’t even meet meat requirements.
In the past, we’ve reviewed things at Taco Bell like the Nacho Crunch Burrito and their nachos and have always been grossed out. But I can also admit that for a long time, I’ve frequented Taco Bell when I’m near the Combination Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. I like chalupas. As of January 1, I’ve decided not to go to Taco Bell in 2011 and the news of their beef or lack thereof is making it much easier.