For most of our meals we cook at home. Sometimes we have elaborate meals… most of the time we have pretty simple meals. Even cooking simple meals take time to prepare. If I’ve made a simple chicken and quinoa dish, that’s still going to take (at minimum) 15 – 20 minutes for the quinoa to cook. Sometimes you need to eat a bit faster than that. Those times are when having a few real quick things in the pantry or freezer come in hand. We just found a new one to add to our freezer.
A few grocery trips ago we stumbled upon ‘Mings Bings’ in the freezer section. Neither of us had noticed them before. They were marked gluten free so we thought… why not? They are plant-based, though that is not why we got them. It said cheeseburger, that’s why we got them. I mean… yum. They had air frying instructions on the box and cooked in only 16 minutes. We added them to the cart.
When we got home, we popped them in the air fryer, not really knowing what to expect. If you have eaten pre-made, mass produced gluten free foods for very long you know they can, at times, be… questionable, at best. There are some scary pasta and bread offerings out there, and we have tried a lot of them. So we were anxious to try and see if our new find was a treasure, or a dud.
After sixteen minutes in the air fryer, they came out crisp and piping hot. So hot that we had to let them sit for a bit and cool down. The outer wrap was really crispy. The filling was peeking out from behind the wrapper. We were sharing the first one so we cut it in half. The filling smooshed out of the side a bit when cutting it, but it cut pretty easily. Since some of the filing was out I decided to try that first. It was a little oily, but had an excellent flavor. The next bite, with filling and wrapper combined, was delightful. The crisp of the wrapper against the softness of the filling made for a great bite. The filling is very flavorful. I would not have guessed it was plant-based if someone had just handed it to me. I mean, I didn’t think I was eating a cheeseburger but I enjoyed it very much.
It is a tasty pocket sandwich, of sorts, and we have had them several times since that first one. Just today, for lunch, we had one each with a pickle and some carrot sticks. It was a delightful little meal. So, if you are looking for something quick to pop in the air fryer, I think you might enjoy these. They come in several flavors, but this is the only one we have had so far.
I do want to add…. we are not getting paid for this review, we just genuinely like them and thought you might, too. It’s hard to navigate the world with food restrictions when so much of our society revolves around food. We like to spread the word when we find good eats!
Now… go eat!