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This Is Not A Drill: Taco Bell Wants You To Blend Their Tacos Into A Bisque And Serve It For Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is arguably the tastiest night of the year. Many of us look forward to the autumnal feast all year. I don’t know abut you but I dream of Cranberry sauce and stuffing for months, and what’s exciting is that it’s a menu that we all love and trust. Turkey? Check. Winter squash? Check. Potatoes? Check. Taco Bell’s Rolled Chicken Tacos Bisque? Okay, well, that one doesn’t sound quite as exciting. But the American taco chain wants you to try it.

Why not? Maybe sticking a few rolled tacos into the blender with a little heavy cream won’t taste too bad —what we do know is that our Mexican ancestors, are turning in their graves. 

The food chain came up with the recipe, and it wants you to serve blended Taco Bell Rolled Chicken Tacos at your traditional holiday dinner.

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Taco Bell has taken your mother’s smooth, creamy bisque recipe and turned it into its Rolled Chicken Tacos Bisque. The food chain released the recipe to this horrifying concoction on its blog for all to use —if you’re feeling adventurous. 

Hit up your nearest Taco Bell for the most crucial ingredients in the recipe.

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First up, you’ll have to head to your local Taco Bell and order a Rolled Chicken Taco party pack, which includes six Rolled Chicken Tacos and six Crunchy Tacos. Then, shop for the rest of the ingredients in the list: garlic, onion, broth, heavy whipping cream and cilantro. Taco Bell recommends using a cast iron stockpot because for some reason, the fast food chain doesn’t play around with regular pots. 

And now for the horrifying recipe:

It starts like any other recipe; sauté your onion and garlic. Add the cilantro and heavy cream and reduce the flame to a simmer, until the mixture becomes delightfully aromatic, blah, blah blah.

Now brace yourself for the most important and sacrilegious part.

Take four Rolled Chicken Tacos and cut them into quarts —because apparently the culinary team that came up with this recipe at Taco Bell, are not an absolute savages— and plop them into your soup mixture.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. While simmering, you should take a moment to reflect on what you’ve just done and how it will impact the rest of your life —this step is not in Taco Bell’s recipe, but it seems necessary after you’ve just profanated the cultural patrimony of an entire nation by turning it into soup. You will need to simmer.

Blend the tacos into a soup…

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Take the lumpy, semi-liquid mixture, and blend it with a cup of heavy whipping cream like a demented fast-food Julia Child until it becomes a creamy “bisque.” At this point, you will never be able to reverse what you have done and must garnish it as if everything were fine, and you were fine, and your friends and family will be fine after consuming it. Garnish options include cheese, a lime wedge or cilantro.

And finally, for the cherry on top:

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The finishing touch for your Frankenstein-esque concoction, is the addition of two tacos on the side. For dipping. You will then be able to dip those tacos in their own weird taco juice and call it a meal ¡Provecho!

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Taco Bell Just Dumped The Mexican Pizza And Twitter Says Burn It All Down

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Taco Bell Just Dumped The Mexican Pizza And Twitter Says Burn It All Down

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Updated September 4, 2020.

Heads up! If you’ve been a steadfast lover of Taco Bell menu classics, know that the fast-food chain is taking five more items off of its menu. Earlier this summer the Bell overhauled its menu by eliminating items such as the Spicy Potato Soft Taco or Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes.

Now it’s coming for your beloved Mexican Pizza.

In a heartbreaking announcement, the fast-food restaurant revealed that they will officially be eighty-sixing the popular menu item come this November.

Taco Bell announced its intentions to “simplify” its menu by putting 11 of its items into retirement earlier this summer.

“This evolved menu approach comes after months of analyzing the new way we are running our restaurants,” the company said in a statement. “We want to ensure an easy and fast ordering experience for our guests and team members.” As of August 13, Taco Bell fans were no longer be able to order the Grilled Steak Soft Taco, 7-Layer Burrito, Nachos Supreme, Beefy Fritos Burrito, Spicy Tostada, Triple Layer Nachos, Spicy Potato Soft Taco, Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Loaded Grillers (Cheesy Potato, Beefy Nacho), Chips & Dips and the Mini Skillet Bowl.

The Quesarito remains on the menu but will not be featured on the boards. Customers can order the item digitally through the Taco Bell website or app.

According to the statement, it appears the changes are part of a strategy in responding to COVID -19 and its effects on the chain’s employees and customers. “Since the start of COVID, we’ve made changes at the restaurant level with the safety of our Team Members and guests as our top priority, but we didn’t just stop there. Our new normal has also transformed the way we look at innovation and product testing at our global headquarters. What was once an ‘all hands on deck’ approach in our famous test kitchen has switched to virtual brainstorms and kitchen simulations. Our teams have shifted from in-person focus groups to contactless drive-thru tastings. We’ve learned to adapt to ensure Taco Bell’s long history of innovation never stops.”

Now, they’re doing away with the Mexican Pizza.

Starting on November 5, Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza will no longer be on the menu. While Taco Bell assured fans on Thursday that the Mexican Pizza will be the last removal this year and that the departures will “make room for new innovations,” fans aren’t tickled.

“First they came for the potatoes and I didn’t say anything because I was a potato Then they came for the lava sauce and I said nothing because I was not a lava sauce Then they came for mexican pizza and there was no one left to speak for me,” one user wrote on Twitter in response to the news.

“I swear i think they know people like it so m uch they are taking it away to get publicity i say don’t give it to them though mexican pizza from tb got me through some tough days LOL,” another wrote.

Fortunately, while Taco Bell is canceling items on its menu, they’re also adding to it.

Taco Bell announced that its new menu changes will include the addition of two new items. Taco Bell lovers can look forward to the addition of the $5 Grande Nachos Box: a concoction made up of layers of beef, refried beans, a cheese sauce, a three-cheese blend, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream piled high onto a bed of tortilla chips. Taco Bell’s $1 Beef Burrito will also grace the menu as a permanent addition to the Cravings Value Menu.

As heartbreaking as saying goodbye to those Loaded Grillers may be, Taco Bell assures that the simplified menu will mean “a more efficient Taco Bell experience” and “will leave room for new fan favorites, continued progress in categories such as plant-based diets, and even opportunities for the return of some classics on a limited-time basis.”

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An Employee Accused Taco Bell Of Firing Him For Wearing A BLM Mask And People Are Not Having It

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An Employee Accused Taco Bell Of Firing Him For Wearing A BLM Mask And People Are Not Having It

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Black Lives Matter is everywhere and that is making some people very uncomfortable. Starbucks faced backlash for telling employees not to wear anything BLM at work and reversed their policy. Taco Bell is the more recent chain to jump on the BLM bandwagon and then one employee alleges he was fired for wearing a BLM mask to work.

Denzel Skinner alleges that he was fired from his job at a Taco Bell for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask.

I’m getting firedfrom my job because i have a black lives matter mask on #TacoBell 3551 Belmont ave pls share

Posted by Denzel Skinner on Monday, June 8, 2020

In a Facebook Live video, Skinner is seen talking to his manager, who is outside of his car. She accuses him of bringing politics into the store because of his Black Lives Matter mask. After some back and forth and Skinner refusing to take the mask off, he is fired from the job, according to the video. The video has angered people on social media who are now calling for a boycott of Taco Bell.

The video by Skinner caused #RIPTacoBell to trend on Twitter in support of the man in the video.

People are not in the mood for brands to claim to support BLM but not practice that support. The video by Skinner was enough for people on social media to start calling for a boycott of the fast-food chain.

After some sustained back and forth in the video between Skinner and his manager, the conversation shifts. Skinner accuses his manger of not getting it and she insists that she does. However, according to the manager, it isn’t up to her. It is a company policy that masks and facial coverings have to be “plain.”

Taco Bell is being reminded of their social media flex supporting BLM.

Most major brands showed support for Black Lives Matter when the protests began. It was the first time that such energy was thrown behind the movement and it was welcomed. However, skepticism remains to see if these companies do more than just post in support without taking action to back it up.

A spokesperson with Taco Bell claims to be in contact with the employee.

“We believe Black Lives Matter. We were disappointed to learn about the incident that took place in Youngstown, OH. We take this very seriously; we have been working closely with our franchisee that operates this location to address the issue,” a spokesperson told Fox News. “Our Chief People Officer and Yum!’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer spoke with Denzel last week to apologize and discuss the situation,” they continued. “Our goal is to ensure our policies are inclusive and keep our team members and customers safe.”

The spokesperson continued by stating that the mask in question is not against policy. Instead, the company is working to clarify the wording on the mask policy to avoid a situation like this in the future.

There are recipes popping up online for various Taco Bell dishes for those of you who do not want to go to the chain anymore.

A homemade crunch wrap supreme does sound pretty amazing right now, tbh. Plus, you save the time and gas from driving to Taco Bell every time you want something that is so easy to make at home. Save time, money, and feel good about being able to provide for yourself. That’s winning.

Or, as some people are suggesting, just go get real Mexican food instead.

Taco Bell is technically the result of a white man stealing the recipes of a Mexican immigrant woman and creating an empire. The restaurant where the founder of Taco Bell stole the recipes to create the fast-food chain is still operational in southern California. Definitely worth a visit if you want to have the original taco that created one of the most iconic fast-food chains in the U.S.

READ: Meet The Gracious Family That The Creator Of Taco Bell Ripped Off

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