Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack - A Review

I spent this morning shopping and stopped at Taco Bell for their new "Triple Steak Stack," which is basically their version of a cheese steak sandwich on flatbread.

According to their product description, Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack, "has a heaping triple portion of tender-grilled juicy steak, is covered in a real three-cheese blend and served in a warm nine-inch Mexican-inspired bolillo flatbread." has a picture of
Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack
Subject: Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack | Date: 02/25/15 |
Photographers: James Kiester & Dani Cogswell | This picture was taken by the author of this blog. |

folded flatbread teaming with thick strips of sliced steak covered in molten cheese.  You can click the link at the beginning of this paragraph to see what I mean.

I unwrapped the item when I got home and found what looked like a closed burrito with a little cheese peaking out of the edge.  There was certainly no meat visible from the outside.

When I opened the sandwich, I found a decent helping of melted cheese covering a few piles of thinly chopped steak.  Upon closer inspection, one could see 3 or 4 bits of green and red bell pepper dispersed among the meat piles.

Taking a whiff, my friend thought it smelled "weird."  However, to me, it smelled cheesy and warm, like a grilled cheese sandwich.

The flatbread was soft, pleasantly pillowy, and tasted like warm Naan bread.  I'm not sure why they call it "bolillo" flatbread though.  Bolillo is a savory Mexican variation of the crusty French baguette, but is typically shorter in length. It's NOTHING like flatbread.  Nevertheless, the "bolillo" flatbread was the best part of the sandwich.

I'm not sure how Taco Bell defines "a triple stack of steak," but the ration of beef was pretty paltry.  I had several bites of bread and cheese, or just bread, because, despite the P.R. photo, there wasn't enough meat to get some in each bite.  If one were eating a steak, the amount of beef in this sandwich would be comparable to 5 or 6 bites.  The steak itself was cooked to medium well and tasted OK.  It wasn't good, but wasn't bad either.  The meat was just kinda somewhat there.

I'm not sure why the peppers were there at all.  They didn't add any flavor, and being deep inside the sandwich, the weren't there for color either.  The peppers were a non-player

The dominant flavor was the delicious melted cheese.  $4.99 is a lot to pay for a grilled cheese sandwich though.

If someone bought me Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack I wouldn't turn my nose up at it, but its not something I ever need to buy again.  I give Taco Bell's Triple Steak Stack 6 out of 10 stars.

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