Muffins will still be wet when first removed from the oven. But once they cool, they are easy to remove from the pan with a small metal spatula.
Kids can be picky. They might prefer them without the ground beef.
If you omit the ground beef, these cute little muffins make a great side dish. One is plenty to go with a grilled chicken breast or pork chop.
This recipe can also be made in a casserole dish for more of a traditional mac and cheese, or in individual ramekins.