According the lawyer suing Taco bell, their Seasoned Ground Beef only contains around 35% beef. Here's the list of ingredients from their website:
Beef, Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats (Wheat), Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Spices, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil (Anti-dusting Agent), Garlic Powder, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavors, Yeast, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor], Salt, Sodium Phosphates. CONTAINS SOYBEAN, WHEATAmazing how something that lists beef as the first ingredient can only contain 35% of it.
I'm amused that they stick Isolated Oat Product* in as the primary seasoning. I love seasonings, maybe I ought to get me some Isolated Oat Product, too.
And what the hell is silicon dioxide doing in there? You put sand in your taco meat??!!!! Is this some sort of elaborate practical joke?
I'd stay away from the beans, also:
Pinto Beans, Soy Oil (Trans Free Shortening with TBHQ and Citric Acid to protect flavor), Salt, Calcium Chloride.Soy oil is a lot worse than sand. I mean at least sand is indigestible (unless you are a cyborg, of course).
Still, I don't think there's much wrong with homemade tacos. Sure there's the corn shell, but it doesn't make a huge impact when the taco is loaded up with beef, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and plenty of salsa. Damn, I just made myself hungry.
*Ask Dr Davis what he thinks about oats.