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Top 25 Ingredients in Taco Bell’s ‘Beef’

A law firm in Alabama is suing Taco Bell for false advertising, charging that what the fast food giant calls "beef" contains only 36% actual cow flesh. Here's what makes up the other 64% of the meat-esque substance dripping from your chalupa. This list is based on an official ingredient label obtained by Gizmodo.

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  • 1. Beef











  • 2. Water











  • 3. Isolated Oat Product








    Used as a cheap “meat extender” to increase shelf life and impart a savory, protein flavor.




  • 4. Salt











  • 5. Chili Pepper











  • 6. Onion Powder











  • 7. Tomato Powder











  • 8. Oats








    See isolated oat product.




  • 9. Soy Lecithin








    An emulsifier and “wetting agent.”




  • 10. Sugar











  • 11. Spices











  • 12. Maltodextrin








    An additive used as a sweetener, typically corn-based.




  • 13. Soybean Oil











  • 14. Garlic Powder











  • 15. Autolyzed Yeast Extract








    Autolyzed yeast extract contains monosodium glutamate and is used as a less expensive substitute for MSG.




  • 16. Citric Acid








    Used in this instance as a meat tenderizer.




  • 17. Caramel Color











  • 18. Cocoa Powder











  • 19. Silicon Dioxide








    Silicon dioxide is used as an anti-caking agent in food, but is also used to make silica gel desiccants.




  • 20. Natural Flavors











  • 21. Yeast











  • 22. Modified Corn Starch











  • 23. Natural Smoke Flavor











  • 24. More Salt











  • 25. Sodium Phosphate








    Used as a meat preservative in food, sodium phosphate is also an effective laxative found in enemas.




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