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I’ve been trying to figure out how to use the mini muffin pan that came with the new GT Xpress. I guess I could have just made muffins, but I like to mix it up.
This pan is so cute, I want to make many things in it. I was thinking falafel, but I actually don’t really like falafel, so I decided on black bean burgers. I used the burger recipe from the Candle Cafe cookbook that Maureen gave me for xmas.
What I really like about these pan inserts, even though they are pretty flimsy feeling, is that nothing sticks to them. In the OLD gt xpress I had to spray a ton of oil and then pry whatever I cooked out very gingerly, so as not to disturb the semicircular shape. With these removeable pans I just pop out the pan and flip it over onto a plate or cutting board. SET IT AND FORGET IT!
So, using my cookie scoop I plopped some black bean batter (gross sounding alliteration), into the little muffin wells and SET IT AND FORGOT IT! I couldn’t ACTUALLY forget it though, because the built-in timer makes this really loud ticking sound.
I cooked the burgers for about 12 minutes and they came out great! They are really hearty and aren’t mushy or fall apart-y at all.
I ate them falafel style in a whole wheat pita with a big blob of guacamole. Pretty terrific lunch!