You Can Now Make IKEA’s Famous Swedish Meatballs At Home!

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If you LOVE IKEA’s  famous Swedish Meatballs, you can now make them at home! (recipe included)

IKEA released the recipe for their famous meatballs on Twitter, and surprisingly it’s pretty easy.


Check this, IKEA released the recipe instructions as if you were trying to build a piece of furniture from the store.


I wonder if they included extra ingredients to throw you off, much like they include extra screws.


Here’s the recipe:

Makes 16 – 20 meatballs

Ingredients for the meatballs:

  • 1.1 pounds ground beef
  • Slightly more than ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 3.5 ounces breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the cream sauce:

  • Dash of oil
  • 1.4 oz butter
  • 1.4 oz plain flour
  • 5 fl. oz. vegetable stock
  • 5 fl. oz. beef stock
  • 5 fl. oz. thick double cream
  • 2 tsps soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Steps (from IKEA twitter):

Combine beef and pork mince and mix thoroughly to break up any lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix. Add milk and season well with salt and pepper.

Shape mixture into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover and store in the fridge for 2 hours (to help them hold their shape while cooking).

In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add your meatballs and brown on all sides.

When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven, 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius, and cook for a further 30 minutes.

And for the cream sauce:

Melt the butter in a frying pan. Whisk in the plain flour and continue cooking, stirring continuously for 2 minutes.

Add the vegetable stock and beef stock and continue to stir. Add the thick double cream, soy sauce and Dijon mustard.

Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken. Continue to stir.

When ready to eat, serve with your favorite potatoes — either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes.



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