Shrimp Burritos, San Diego Style

If you asked me, 10 years ago, what I would miss most about San Diego, I never would have thought the answer would have been burritos (especially California Burritos). The constantly sunny weather? Nope.. Burritos. Well, it’s virtually impossible to find a decent burrito on the east coast. Some google searches did present some promising recipes for shrimp burritos. With nothing to lose, I tried one listed on (, by SHACKL ( He / she describes the recipe as follows:

“I worked at a Mexican restaurant that specializes in Baja dishes, and became addicted to this burrito… I moved away, so I had to create my own. The Chipotle Sauce is what makes it oh so yummy!” –SHACKL

The recipe in it’s entirety follows:


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup long-grain white rice
3/4 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes

1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

12 ounces frozen cooked shrimp without tails, thawed
2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

6 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup salsa


Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in rice, and season with cumin and 3/4 teaspoon of garlic salt. Cook and stir until the rice is lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and the diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, until all of the liquid has been absorbed.

In a small saucepan, stir together the refried beans, 3/4 teaspoon of garlic salt, and black pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.

Place shrimp in a bowl, and stir in garlic until shrimp is coated. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and coat with cooking spray. Saute shrimp until heated through and lightly browned.
In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, and chipotle peppers until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Place about 1/4 cup of cheese onto each warm tortilla. Then place about 1/2 cup of shrimp on the cheese. Top with 1/4 cup of beans, and 1/4 cup of rice. Spread on about a tablespoon of the chipotle sauce, and salsa to taste. Roll up, and serve.

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