Our Version of IKEA Swedish Meatballs
There are many delicious varieties of meatball, but IKEA has made the Swedish meatball a favorite for many. Our Version of IKEA Swedish Meatballs are just like the ones you love to get while shopping at IKEA, but now you won't have to go searching far and wide to find your closest IKEA location. The mixture of meat used in the meatball recipe makes them extra flavorful and tender. Coupled with the homemade gravy, these meatballs will knock everyone's socks off. This is the perfect party appetizer during the holiday season. Making a large batch of these Swedish meatballs is easy and they can be served all party long. They are a crowd-favorite that will have everyone hovering over the appetizer table. If you are craving these Swedish meatballs on a weeknight, they can make a great entree served over a bed of egg noodles.
- 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 tablespoons butter, split
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
Place the prepared potatoes in a large pot and add cold water to cover. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are tender. Once tender, remove the potatoes from the water and mash using a potato masher or ricer. Let cool completely.
Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add the diced onion with a pinch of salt and saute until translucent. Once the onions are softened and clear, set them aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, ground pork, egg, seasoning, cooled onions, and mashed potatoes. Form the mixture into 1 tablespoon-sized meatballs.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to a large saucepan and melt over medium heat. Fry the meatballs in batches, about 10 meatballs at a time. Turn the meatballs to brown evenly on all sides. Cook through. Place cooked meatballs on a sheet pan and keep them warm in the preheated oven. Add another batch of meatballs and repeat the process until the meatballs are all cooked.
Once the meatballs are cooked, add the flour to the saucepan filled with the meat grease. Whisk vigorously for about 2 minutes. Slowly add the beef broth and continue to whisk.
After a couple minutes, add the cream. Whisk the mixture until it thickens.
Remove the meatballs from the oven and put in the thickened gravy, or serve the gravy on the side.