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How Many Calories Are in a Beef Chalupa From Taco Bell?

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Richard Kalinowski began writing professionally in 2006. He also works as a website programmer and graphic designer for several clients. Kalinowski holds a Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College and a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
How Many Calories Are in a Beef Chalupa From Taco Bell?
Each chalupa variety includes different cheese options. Photo Credit Creative Crop/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Taco Bell sells three varieties of beef chalupas, each with different ingredients and different nutritional content. When you're browsing the chalupa offerings, you can make healthier choices when armed with calorie data.

Chalupa Baja

The Chalupa Baja has seasoned beef, pepper jack sauce, shredded pepper jack, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, salsa and lettuce. With 410 calories, this chalupa provides the most calories of all three options. This amount represents 20.5 percent of your recommended daily caloric intake. MayoClinic.com explains that anything over 20% is considered high-calorie.

Chalupa Nacho Cheese

With beef, nacho cheese sauce, tomatoes and lettuce, this option contains 370 calories. At 18.5 percent of the daily recommended value, this amount isn't high-calorie, but it is close. Avoid calorie-rich soft drinks or sides when eating the Chalupa Nacho Cheese.

Chalupa Supreme

The Chalupa Supreme contains beef, sour cream, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. According to the nutritional information on Taco Bell's website, the Chalupa Supreme contains 370 calories, exactly the same as the Chalupa Nacho Cheese.

Lower Calorie Alternative

For a beefy option with fewer calories, consider the Fresco Soft Taco. This 180 calorie item has beef, lettuce, sour cream and fiesta salsa.

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