Jul 7, 2011

Review: Taco Bell - XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito

Taco Bell's new XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito takes a kitchen sink approach to big burrito making, probably featuring most available Taco Bell ingredients with their largest burrito thus far filled with seasoned beef, a three cheese blend (cheddar, pepper jack, and mozzarella), seasoned rice, refried beans, reduced-fat sour cream, guacamole, avocado ranch, and fiesta salsa wrapped in a flour tortilla and grilled.

The burrito is priced at $3.99 at my local Taco Bell. It's also available with chicken for $4.79 and steak for $4.99.

For the money, you get a sizable meal; good enough for two meals for a light eater like myself. It's not the biggest burrito I've ever gotten but still a good size. I'd be more impressed if they managed to wrap it in such a way that it feels "stuft."
There's a little bit of something for everyone in the XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito but the distribution throughout the burrito was a fair bit uneven in mine. There was surprisingly plenty of guac but it was a one-note guac with avocado providing the note. I was expecting more flavor from onions, tomatoes, lime juice and what not but I seeing as avocado is the most expensive ingredient in guacamole, at least I was getting good value.

Along with the guacamole, the fiesta salsa provided a good deal of flavor with a little bit of a kick to boot.
For one half of the burrito, I found myself wanting more beans and cheese. For the second half, I got the beans but not enough cheese still. I wouldn't say the mixture of ingredients had quite the abundance of seasoned beef that I was expecting.

Overall, the blend of flavors for the XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito just isn't my favorite flavor blend. I much preferred the last XXL offering, the XXL Chalupa.

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Nutritional Info - Taco Bell XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito - Beef (445g)
Calories - 880 (from Fat - 370)
Fat - 41g (Saturated Fat - 14g)
Sodium - 2130mg
Carbs - 95g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 32g


  1. I am unable to not recall the shout of the lovely lass;

    "My gawd!!! LOOK at the SIZE of that thing!!!"

    No, I did not marry her.

    Typical modern female.

    Not only unable to cook a meal worth a dern' but unwilling to learn and unable to contribute much in the way of income to the shanty.

    If I want a pet I will grab a mutt or a kitty.

    Cheaper to keep and much less back-talk.

  2. "I was expecting something more flavor from onions, tomatoes, lime juice and what not"

  3. OMG This is the freaking bomb at Taco Bell for me. Chicken XXL with no beans and extra Ranch avocado is the best. I have two at a time...the distribution of the ingredients inside the burrito is rarely even but who cares. i dont I hope this never goes away...Like my Santa Fe gordita and chalupas however many years ago

  4. Ah, I loved the Santa Fe Gordita! Corn!

  5. The original Stuffed Burrito was the same as this except for the guacamole. It was originally advertised to be over 1 lbs. of food. Over the years it shrunk (quickly) to closer to 8-10 oz. The XXL Stuffed Burrito was similarly advertised to be over 1 lbs. of a much higher price. The last one I had was mostly tortilla...definitely under 11 oz. Taco Bell needs better quality assurance. The uneven spread of ingredients has always been a problem, despite how simple it should be to get it right.

  6. More beans than beef. They put a spoon of beef on each end. The rest is rice.


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