California Burrito

California Burrito 

What state makes the best burritos? I have to say California! I grew up in San Diego and the Midwest. I was born in the Midwest, and while I was still an infant, my mom moved us to San Diego, CA, for the first time. I said the first time because we went back and forth from the CA to the mid-west during my life. Growing up in SD, I was blessed to enjoy some of the best tacos, rolled tacos, and fire burritos like this California burrito. After doing some research, I found that it sounds like this CA burrito was created in SD during the 80s. I dont know how true this is, but if you have never tried this burrito, you are missing out. I used Lion's Mane mushroom to replace the steak. The burrito also has seasoned fries, pico de gallo, vegan cheese guacamole, and macadamia sour cream will also be found. 



12-14 oz Lion's Mane mushroom


3 Tbsp lime juice

2 Tbsp orange juice

1/3 cup liquid amino 

2 tsp minced garlic 

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

2 tsp cumin 

3 Tbsp avocado oil 

salt & pepper to taste 

Macadamia Sour Cream

1.5 cups unsalted macadamia nuts (You can use cashews as well)

1/2 cup unsweetened, unflavored plant-based milk OR water

2 Tbsp lemon juice

pinch of salt

Additional Ingredients

seasoned fries 

pico de gallo 

vegan shredded cheese


small red onion

burrito shells 

Step 1

In a bowl, combine all Marinade ingredients together

Step 2

Chop Lion’s Mane mushroom into small pieces and place into the Marinade. Coat well and allow to sit for 2-3 hours, if possible

Step 3

In a blender, combine all Macadamia Sour Cream ingredients. Blend until smooth. Set aside

Step 4

Prepare Additional Ingredients, if making pico de gallo & guacamole from scratch. Chop red onion. Air-fry seasoned fries until crispy

Step 5

In a saute pan, heated to medium-high, cook the chopped red onion until slightly caramelized then add the marinated Lion’s Mane mushroom. Cook until the mushroom is charred and crispy on the edges (or to preferred texture)

Step 6

Stuff the burrito shell (or shells, if you are hungry) with preferred ingredients and roll tightly

Step 6

To make a crispy burrito, in a clean saute pan, add a small amount of oil. Cook each side of the burrito on medium until lightly golden. Enjoy with the Macadamia Sour Cream!


Jun 22, 2024
Chrysanthea Thomas

I have been looking for a way to have sour cream back into my life.Thank you so much for this recipe.❤️🙏🏾❤️

Jun 22, 2024

Can’t wait to try.

Jun 22, 2024
Raechel Grabenstetter

What is your fav vegan cheese? I have yet to find one I like. Help! Also, can’t wait to make this burrito

Jun 22, 2024

I will definitely be trying this, I’m a plantz lover❤️. Ever since I’m PBV I have been looking for exciting recipes like these 💯💯

Jun 22, 2024

Thank you!

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