Feb 22, 2022

Review: Taco Bell - Beefy Melt Burrito (2022)

Taco Bell's Beefy Melt Burrito features seasoned beef, seasoned rice, 3-cheese blend, reduced fat sour cream, nacho cheese sauce, and Fiesta tortilla strips wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla.

I bought one for $2.49 (the suggested price is $2).

This isn't the first burrito that Taco Bell has given the "Beefy Melt" name. Over a decade ago, they introduced a similar burrito with the same name minus the nacho cheese and crispy tortilla strips (they also once did a similar Beefy Nacho Burrito). Which is to say the Beefy Melt Burrito is a very familiar Taco Bell concept featuring ingredients that, save for the Fiesta tortilla strips, are regularly found across the menu. Of the three new $2 Cravings Value Menu burritos, it offers the most classic Taco Bell taste profile (beef, rice, and cheese) and it's generally an enjoyable if well-worn combination. However, the execution of my particular burrito was a bit lacking

While the burrito rolling job was spot-on with a tight wrap that didn't leak, the distribution on the fillings left a lot to be desired--the seasoned beef ended up mostly at one end of the burrito while the nacho cheese ended up at the other end. The bulk of the burrito was occupied mostly by the seasoned rice, which offers a milder take on the seasoning of the chain's signature ground beef.

The cheese blend was pretty sparse throughout and/or melted into the nacho cheese.

The tortilla strips were mostly soggy but managed a bare crunchy layer at their core with a decently even distribution. The sour cream was fairly even throughout for a bit of creamy richness and tang

When it comes down to it, Taco Bell's Beefy Melt Burrito offers a decent combination of signature Taco Bell flavors and textures on the cheap if made properly. It's a bit rice-heavy but I guess you could opt for extra beef for 80 cents more (may vary). If you're looking for something novel, this is probably not it (unless you've never been to Taco Bell).

Nutritional Info - Taco Bell Beefy Melt Burrito (2022)
Calories - 620 (from Fat - 260)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 1170mg
Carbs - 69g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 20g

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