8 pounds 10 ounces raw ground beef (no more than 24% fat)
2 ounces dehydrated onions
10 ounces garlic powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon black pepper
3 pounds 8 ounces tomato paste
3 quarts water
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 cup ground cumin
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons onion powder
6 pounds 6 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
100 flour tortillas
1 pound 10 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
Brown ground beef, drain. Add onions, garlic powder, pepper, tomato paste, water and seasonings. Blend well. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Combine shredded cheese with meat mixture. Steam tortillas for 3 minutes or until warm. Portion meat mixture with a 1/3 cup scoop onto each tortilla. Fold around meat envelope style. Place folded burritos seam side down on lightly oiled sheet pans (18 x 26 x 1 inches), 33 to 35 burritos per pan.
Bake in conventional oven at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes or in convection oven at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle shredded cheese (optional) evenly over burritos before serving.