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

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

866 calories; protein 39.2g; carbohydrates 73.2g; fat 45.9g; cholesterol 159.9mg; sodium 2041.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2005
really lovely dish, could be prepared with chicken or veggies for vegetarians. the one bit i didn't like was having to dirty so many pans. next time, i would just throw the refried beans in with the cooked rice and mix those together instead of using a separate pan to heat up the beans. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2007
Too much work for a burrito I didn't have a clean pan left! I tried to be economical and use baby shrimp bad idea! Didn't really care for the chipolte sauce I like chipolte but the combination of mayo and yogurt was bad for me. I think I would switch to chicken and add the chipolte to ranch and it would be great. Read More
(18)
204 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2005
really lovely dish, could be prepared with chicken or veggies for vegetarians. the one bit i didn't like was having to dirty so many pans. next time, i would just throw the refried beans in with the cooked rice and mix those together instead of using a separate pan to heat up the beans. Read More
(93)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
These were good. I think the best part was the Chipolte sauce. Long version-make the original recipe. Long short recipe-buy some spanish/mexcian rice, sautee the shrimp in garlic and make the Chipolte sauce. SHORT version-Make burritoes your way but make the Chipolte sauce. I would also add more cumin if you do cook the onions. Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2007
Knowing I needed to save some calories for a Cinco De Mayo margarita I set about to lower the fat/calorie count of these burritos. I used Sargento reduced fat 4 cheese Mexican shredded cheese fat free refried beans and fat free yogurt in the sauce. I used brown rice using a little more liquid and extra tomatoes and whole wheat tortillas to make them even healthier. Even with these modifications they were great. I used uncooked frozen shrimp that I sauteed briefly with the garlic and as we were putting them together we decided the salsa was overkill and skipped it. I would make these for a Mexican themed gathering without a doubt! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2009
I have been searching for a recipe for Shrimp Burritos from Rubios restaurant. Love those! This is a reasonable substitute. I used sour cream instead of the yogurt/mayo mix; hubby and I enjoyed the spicy kick of the chipotle peppers but had to tone down the mixture for my kids. Also used the Best Spanish Rice recipe from this site in place of the version shown here only because that is my tried and true spanish rice recipe. These burritos were very enjoyable and I would make them again. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2006
My husband and I really enjoyed these! Nice spicy kick. I used whole black beans instead of refried and sour cream instead of yogurt which I didn't have on hand. Will def. make again. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2009
Amazing! I halved this recipe and threw it all together last minute with frozen shrimp I thawed out while warming everything up. Adding pepper and garlic salt to the refried beans was a stroke of genius and now I'm using this mix all the time. I highly recommend this. You don't have to be exact - it will still come out great. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2007
Too much work for a burrito I didn't have a clean pan left! I tried to be economical and use baby shrimp bad idea! Didn't really care for the chipolte sauce I like chipolte but the combination of mayo and yogurt was bad for me. I think I would switch to chicken and add the chipolte to ranch and it would be great. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2008
The sauce is so good!!! Added black bean salsa with fresh cilantro shrimp and whole wheat tortilla. Healthy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
This is a wonderfully delicious homemade mexican meal! Thank you for the recipe! If you think you don't have enough time then prep the chipotle sauce and refried beans in advance then refrigerate them this will save time. Or just ask your spouse to help. Mine did! My husband doesn't like refried beans but I just added less and the rest of the ingredients made up for it. The chipotle sauce gives it a nice kick. I wouldn't change a thing. Definitely will make this over and over again. Read More
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