Shrimp Burritos


These shrimp burritos are inspired by ones served at a Mexican restaurant where I worked. I moved away, so I had to create my own. The chipotle sauce makes these burritos so yummy.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 burritos



  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ¾ cup long-grain white rice

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ¾ teaspoon cumin

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes

Chipotle Sauce:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Refried Beans:

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • cooking spray

  • 12 ounces frozen cooked shrimp without tails, thawed

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese, or to taste

  • 6 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed

  • cup salsa, or to taste


  1. Cook rice: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until tender. Add rice, garlic salt, and cumin. Cook and stir until rice is lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Pour in broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. While rice is cooking, make chipotle sauce: Stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, and chipotle peppers in a small bowl until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  3. Make refried beans: Stir together refried beans, garlic salt, and black pepper in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

  4. Cook shrimp: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Stir together shrimp and garlic in a large bowl until combined. Sauté shrimp mixture in the hot skillet until heated through and lightly browned.

  5. Assemble burritos: Place 1/4 cup cheese onto each warm tortilla. Lay shrimp evenly over cheese. Top each with about 1/4 cup beans and 1/4 cup rice. Drizzle with desired amount of chipotle sauce and salsa. Roll up burrito-style to serve.

    close up view of a Shrimp Burritos, with cherry tomatoes and baby carrots in the background

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

866 Calories
46g Fat
73g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 866
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 2042mg 89%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 27%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 617mg 47%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 645mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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