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  • Makes 16 - 20
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 18 Ingredients

Ikea is famous for its flat packs, el-cheapo breakfasts, build-your-own furniture and of course the Swedish Ikea meatballs.

Ikea, thank goodness, is still open in Australia but their kids’ Smaland is shut, which makes a trip to the flat-pack paradise with the kids a slice of hell. However, shoppers in many places across the world don’t even have a choice as stores are in many global locations amid COVID-19 restrictions.

Ikea fans are desperately missing their shopping trips and their dose of savoury Ikea meatballs.

So the Ikea Swedish chefs have come to the rescue and done the unthinkable. They have released the top-secret recipe for the world-famous Ikea meatballs.

ikea meatballs

Sadly, the recipe doesn’t come bundled with a flat-pack cook and you’ll have to prepare the Ikea meatballs yourself. But hey, what else is there to do at home, then try out a new recipe.

The Ikea Meatballs recipe includes the recipe for the actual meatballs as well as for the iconic Swedish cream sauce. The meatballs are made with both beef and pork mince. For authenticity, it is best to follow the recipe as is, but of course you can substitute the meat for only beef, or perhaps even chicken or vegetarian mince.

Serve the Ikea meatballs hot drizzled with the cream sauce and accompanied by mash or baked potatoes.


Ingredients (makes 16 - 20 meatballs)

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • 500g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • FOR THE SWEDISH CREAM SAUCE
  • 40g butter
  • Dash Oil
  • 40g plain flour
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 150ml thick double cream
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Method

  1. FOR THE MEATBALLS
  2. 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.
  3. 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 whilst cooking).
  4. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add your meatballs and brown on all sides.
  5. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven (180°C or 160°C fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  6. FOR THE SWEDISH CREAM SAUCE
  7. In frying pan, melt 40g of butter. Whisk in 40g of plain and continue cooking, stirring continuously, for 2 minutes, allowing the flour to cook through. Add 150ml of vegetable stock and 150ml of beef stock and continue to stir. Add 150ml thick double cream, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken. Continue to stir.
  8. When ready to eat, serve with your favourite potatoes - either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes.

  • Love the name, Ikea lol. Hope these meatballs are easier then their flat packs ????

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  • Good recipe for the whole family.

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  • Yummy!

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  • The recipe itself is not complicated and I make my meatballs almost the same – good to know what the sauce is actually made of. Yummy yum yum!

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  • I love meatballs I will have to try these

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  • OMG!!! I LOOOOVVVVEE the ikea meatballs I had no idea the released the recipe I am so going to try this!

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  • I love how many companies are releasing recipes for us to make at home! Thanks for sharing!

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  • I’m a bit surprised by the meatballs ingredients. So simple. Definitely trying the sauce recipe as it’s quite different to any copy cat recipe I’ve tried

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  • I use a recipe from Taste for “Swedish meatballs” and it’s delish!

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  • I haven’t been to an Ikea store in over 40 years as we don’t have one where we live so I’ll have to try this recipe to see if it is as good as everyone else thinks

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  • Yum! I love getting these as a treat id love to give these ago

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  • Great work sharing this IKEA.

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  • Have never tried the meatballs at IKEA – an interesting sounding recipe that I will try!

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  • Nice to see they stopped using horse ????????


    • Didn’t know they used horse ?!

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  • This is a different kind of recipe but it look delicious.

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