Welcome to my Air Fryer Messy Sloppy Joes Cheesy Fries recipe.

I have always been a huge fan of mince. Mince is there and so am I! I love burgers, meatballs, meat loaf, koftas, bolognese with loads of pasta and don’t get me started about sloppy joes as it was meant for me!

However I am all for eating in moderation otherwise I would be the size of a house. As such we have lots of freezer bags filled up with packs of mince (as we buy it in bulk) and it then lasts us ages. We bag it up into 400g portions and one 400g bag will feed the four of us for a meal along with the sides that we have with it. For example if we have burgers we will have 4 made up to 100g each and then if it is meatballs we will make 12 small ones with it.

We also buy a range of mince from our local cash and carry and will end up with 1 huge box of minced beef, one of minced pork and then the traditional favourite here in Portugal which is ½ pork with ½ beef. After buying 1 pack of each we will have 12 bags of mince for the freezer which is plenty and will last us at least a month.

But when you add pasta, fries, salads, vegetables or even other meaty sides to the equation, we will often have loads leftover. And like many other families we absolutely hate wasted food and would much rather club together what we have left to make a delicious extra meal.

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