It’s official. Oatmeal is not just for breakfast anymore. You can also slather it with nacho cheese and wrap it in a tortilla.

CNN reports that, in response to claims that their beef mixture contains only 35% beef, Taco Bell released a statement detailing the exact contents of their meet filling. You can see where this post is going:

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.

Thanks, TB…I feel so much better about all those Bell Beefers I ate as a kid.

Wait, did you just say “cocoa powder”?

BONUS: Check out this photo gallery of fast food menu fails.

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Posted by Wildman

Husband. Dad. Pastor. I like to capture moments, pull their threads, and see what unravels. Lead well, read well, think well. And grace. Lots of grace.

3 Comments

  1. Well, aside from the mysterious “other ingredients” they list, they’re not doing a whole lot more to their meat filling than do most folks who make meatloaf or meatballs, myself included. Oats, crackers, breadcrumbs… heck, I’ve even made meatloaf using stove-top stuffing box mix.

    If they’re telling the truth about the proportions, I say it’s beefy enough for me. After all, I’m not hitting the Taco Bell drive-thru because I’m looking for healthy food anyway. No sir, just make sure you add the Extra-MSG-Plastic-Cheese-Sauce to my Nachos BellGrande, and I’m one happy customer.

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    1. You know, when you put it like that… the oatmeal doesn’t sound quite so disgusting. 🙂 And plastic cheese sauce can cover a multitude of sins!

      I really do miss that tasty Bell Beefer!

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  2. Oh, and cocoa powder–unsweetened, of course–makes a great add in to your favorite chili recipe.

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