Try this at home: IKEA's famous Swedish meatballs recipe


Posted at Apr 21 2020 12:49 PM

Try this at home: IKEA's famous Swedish meatballs recipe 1

People across the globe continue to miss their favorite dishes as most establishments remain closed due to coronavirus-induced lockdowns.

And furniture giant IKEA is giving its fans just what they need -- the recipe for its famous Swedish meatballs.

Following the likes of Shakey's Japan which shared its mojo potatoes recipe, IKEA UK took to Twitter to give a step-by-step guide on how to do its best-selling dish.

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"Missing your IKEA meatball fix? We've created a recipe for you to recreate this delicious dish in the comfort of your own home," it said.

Check out the recipe below:


Ingredients for the meatballs: 

- 500 grams ground beef
- 250 grams ground pork
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed or minced
- 100 grams bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons whole milk
- salt and pepper

Ingredients for the cream sauce:

- dash of oil
- 40 grams butter
- 40 grams plain flour
- 150 ml vegetable stock
- 150 ml beef stock
- 150 ml thick double cream
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


1. Combine beef and pork mince and mix with your fingers to break up any lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, bread crumbs, egg, and mix. Add milk and season well with salt and pepper.

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

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

4. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven (180 degrees Celsius for conventional, 160 degrees Celsius for fan), and cook for a further 30 minutes.

5. Melt 40 grams of butter in a pan. Whisk in 40 grams of plain flour and stir for 2 minutes. Add 150 ml of vegetable stock and 150 ml of beef stock, and continue to stir. Add 150 ml double cream, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. Bring it to simmer and allow sauce to thicken.

6. When ready to eat, serve with your favorite potatoes -- either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes. Enjoy!