Surf & Turf Taco Bowls

Surf and Turf Taco Bowls may seem like a restaurant feature, but this easy recipe will help you get a delicious meal to the table in just over 30 minutes! Surf and turf tacos are a fun name for enjoying both seafood and beef in the same dish, and Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix is the perfect seasoning for both! Cook the shrimp and steak separately and add them to Old El Paso™ Soft Tortilla Bowls. The next part is up to you! Surf and turf recipes are easily customizable to what your family loves best.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total 35 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb boneless beef sirloin steak
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp, tail shells removed
  • 1 package (6.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Soft Tortilla Bowls
  • Make it FRESH toppings, as desired (see below)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Trim excess fat from beef. Cut beef into 1-inch pieces; place in medium bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning mix; toss to coat.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Remove from heat; place beef in clean bowl. Cover and keep warm.
  3. In another medium bowl, place shrimp and remaining taco seasoning mix; toss to coat. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add beef back to skillet; heat to warm.
  4. Meanwhile, heat bowls as directed on package. Divide beef and shrimp mixture evenly among warmed bowls. Top with desired toppings.

Expert Tips

  • Ideas for Make it FRESH toppings: baby arugula, chopped avocado, Cotija cheese, fresh lime wedges.
  • Fresh and frozen shrimp for surf and turf tacos are sold by a descriptive size name like jumbo or large and by “count” or number per pound. The larger the shrimp, the lower the count. Size and count vary throughout the United States.
  • Boneless ribeye or New York strip steaks can be used in these surf and turf tacos in place of the sirloin.


Calories230(Calories from Fat80),Total Fat8g(Saturated Fat2g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol110mgSodium450mgTotal Carbohydrate14g(Dietary Fiber0g Sugars0g),Protein23g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A4%;Vitamin C0%;Calcium6%;Iron10%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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