Make IKEA Meatballs at Home with this Official Recipe
Put on your chef apron and assemble this delicious dish with a recipe from IKEA UK.
IKEA might be world-famous for its minimalist, Nordic-style furniture, but everyone knows that the Swedish meatballs are the real star. What can we say? You go to IKEA, you get the meatballs. It’s a delicious, delicious ritual.
However, with the lockdown still in effect, going to IKEA restaurants is not exactly an option. To help you assemble this classic dish at home, IKEA UK released the official recipe card for Swedish meatballs and cream sauce.
These portions can easily serve four people. If you don’t like beef, just switch it out for any of your favorite meat such as pork or chicken.
For four servings of IKEA meatballs, you will need:
- 500g ground beef
- 250g ground pork
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed or minced
- 100g breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons of milk
- salt & pepper
- a few dashes of vegetable oil
- 40g butter
- 40g flour
- 150ml vegetable stock
- 150ml beef stock
- 150ml double cream
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1. Using your hands, knead the ground beef and pork together until combined. Then, add onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, and milk and mix well. Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper.
2. Roll the mixture into small balls, then put it on a plate and cover. Once you’re done, store them in the fridge for 2 hours. This will help your meatballs retain their shape when you cook them.
3. Add oil to your frying pan and put it on medium heat. When it’s hot, carefully add your meatballs and gently flip them until brown on all sides.
4. After you’re happy with the color on those meatballs, add them to an oven-safe dish and cover. Bake at 180 ºC (or 160 ºC with fan) for about 30 minutes.
5. Now, for the sauce. Put a pan on medium heat, add butter, and let it melt. Then, add flour and stir vigorously for 2 minutes. After that, add your vegetable and beef stock and stir until combine. Add double cream and season with soy saucy and mustard. Let the sauce simmer until thickened.
6. It’s done – you’re ready to serve! Plate the meatballs with your choice of potatoes, like mashed or boiled, and enjoy.
And that’s how you whip up the iconic IKEA meatballs at home. This is an excellent opportunity to let your inner home chef shine. Who knows? After the pandemic passes, maybe you’ll decide to join a cooking show or open an eatery of your own.