Ikea's Famous Swedish Meatballs


Ikea's Famous Swedish Meatballs

Just because we are sheltering in place doesn't mean you need to go without some of your favorite foods. Luckily, Ikea shared a recipe for their famous Swedish meatballs that you can make in the comfort of your own home. This almost-as-delicious meatball recipe should surely curb your cravings until the stores open back up again. Download the free printable recipe in the link below. If you've ever assembled anything bought at Ikea, you should appreciate the visual format of this recipe; click the link below to download a printable version! Otherwise, scroll down for the full step-by-step instructions. Thank you, Ikea!


  • For the Meatballs
  • 500 grams beef mince (about 1 pound ground beef)
  • 250 grams pork mince (1/2 pound ground pork)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100 grams breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons whole milk
  • Salt and pepper, generous amount
  • For the Cream Sauce
  • dash Oil
  • 40 grams butter (2 ½ tablespoons butter)
  • 40 grams plain flour (1/3 cup flour)
  • 150 milliliters vegetable stock (2/3 cup vegetable stock)
  • 150 milliliters beef stock (2/3 cup beef stock)
  • 150 milliliters thick double cream (2/3 cup double cream or whipping cream)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Ikea Meatball Recipe

To Make the Meatballs

  1. Combine beef and pork mince and mix with your fingers to break up any lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, 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 two hours (this will help them hold their shape while 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 conventional — about 356 degrees Fahrenheit — or 160 degrees Celsius fan, or 320 degrees Fahrenheit) and cook for an additional 30 minutes.

To make the Cream Sauce

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

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

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