Taco Bell’s taco filling is 88% beef. What’s in the 12%?


tacobellTaco Bell has a cure for the common question: What’s inside my taco?

It’s been known for a few years now that the taco filling was 88 percent beef and 12 percent “signature recipe.”

It turns out that the fast-food chain has been proudly announcing ingredients for all its menu items on its website since about the time a lawsuit over its food quality was withdrawn, but for some reason the “not-so-secret recipe” went viral today.

Your taco is filled with …

“Beef, Water, Seasoning [Cellulose, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Salt, Oats (Contains Wheat), Maltodextrin (Corn, Potato, Tapioca), Soy Lecithin, Tomato Powder, Sugar, Soybean Oil, Sea Salt, Yeast Extract (Contains Gluten), Spices, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Potassium Chloride, Cocoa Powder Processed with Alkali, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Trehalose, Modified Corn Starch, Inactivated Yeast, Lactic Acid, Torula Yeast, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Less Than 2% Beef Broth, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Lactate. CONTAINS: SOYBEANS, WHEAT.”

Another page (above) on the company’s website explains what that really means. Potassium chloride, for example, is salt.

Yo quiero salt.

Read more about the beef-filling ingredients here.

h/t Business Insider