What is in Taco Bell's recipe for seasoned beef?
"We're cooking with a proprietary recipe to give our seasoned beef flavor and texture, just like you would with any recipe you cook at home.
"For example, when you make chili, meatloaf or meatballs, you add your own recipe of seasoning and spices to give the beef flavor and texture, otherwise, it would taste just like unseasoned ground beef. We do the same thing with our recipe for seasoned beef.
"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.
"Our seasoned beef contains no "extenders" to add volume, as some might use. For more information about our ingredients go to http://www.tacobell.com."
President and Chief Concept Officer
Taco Bell Corp.