TACO Bell has announced a new take on its classic tacos inspired by two iconic dishes.
Everyone is dying to try birria tacos — tacos stuffed with slow-simmered beef and served with a hearty stew as a side for dipping.
Taco Bell launches its own version of the international hit with the Grilled Cheese Dipping Taco.
For the first time, fans can enjoy corn husk tacos stuffed with slow-simmered shredded beef, creamy jalapeño sauce and a melted three-cheese mix on the inside, and grilled on the outside.
Two dipping sauces are available to round out the Birria-inspired dish – nacho cheese and the classic red sauce.
This marks the first time Taco Bell has offered shredded beef that has taken almost two years to perfect in test kitchens.
“The rich and flavorful flavors often found in Birria were a key inspiration point for us when creating the new Grilled Cheese Dipping Taco. By pairing slow-simmered ground beef with the two dipping sauces, our fans can enjoy a whole new variety of flavors.” “I’ve never eaten anything from Taco Bell,” said Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s global chief food innovation officer.
“This Mexican-inspired dish is an evolution of what fans have come to expect from Taco Bell. We are excited to roll out this menu item nationwide in 2022 after an incredibly successful trial.”
Customers can start ordering the dipping tacos starting August 3.
This taco is the restaurant’s newest grilled cheese offering.
Last year, Taco Bell released three versions of the Grilled Cheese Burrito.
Customers could choose between Seasoned Beef, Double Steak and Spicy Double Steak.
Each burrito came with nacho cheese sauce, seasoned rice, fiesta strips, creamy chipotle sauce, low-fat sour cream, and a three-cheese mix wrapped in a warm flour tortilla that had more of the three-cheese mix grilled on top was .
let’s talk about it
Despite this exciting new offering, there’s not all good news for Taco Bell fans.
The fast-food restaurant may soon struggle to get enough sour cream as its supplier is on strike.
Last week, workers at the New Dairy Select Milk manufacturing plant went on strike in a bid to secure better health care from its parent company, Borden Dairy.
Employees claim the company is forcing them to take out a new health insurance plan, Teamsters Local 662, which represents the workers, said in a release.
The plan “requires them to pay higher premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket for a variety of services that would be covered under a Teamster plan.”
The union said the Teamster plan would provide both workers and the company with better coverage at a lower rate.
In its press release, the union warned that there could be a shortage of sour cream.
The De Pere, Wisconsin facility supplies sour cream to every Taco Bell east of the Rocky Mountains.
“We encourage Taco Bell customers to reach out to the company’s leadership and demand that their suppliers treat these hard-working men and women with the dignity and respect they deserve,” said Peter Finn, vice president of the Teamsters Western Region and Food Processing Division Manager.
“Borden Dairy’s actions are irrational, irresponsible and bad for business.”
The strike could also impact sour cream availability at other brands and companies like Wendy’s and Hello Fresh.
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