The fast food industry calls the stuff in Taco Bell’s beef tacos “taco meat filling” and not “beef”. In fact, so does Taco Bell internally. According to W. Daniel “Dee” Miles III (take a breath), who is filing a suit against Taco Bell, the stuff doesn’t even contain the 40% beef content to merit the name “taco meat filling”.
“Taco Bell’s definition of ‘seasoned beef’ does not conform to consumers’ reasonable expectation or ordinary meaning of seasoned beef, which is beef and seasonings,” the suit says. Beef is the “flesh of cattle,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“You can’t call it beef by definition,” Miles said. “It’s junk. I wouldn’t eat it”