IKEA Just Released The Recipe For Their Legendary ‘Swedish Meatballs’

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Apart from going to IKEA for some new bedroom decor or a new desk, many head to IKEA for their delicious Swedish Meatballs!

IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs are the perfect blend between tasty and cheap! The only true drawback of the meatballs was the fact you had to actually go to IKEA to get them — but that has all changed! Just when humanity was losing hope of enjoying their favorite mashed cow ever again, IKEA has decided to step up to the plate.


  • 500g (1 lbs) beef mince
  • 250g (1/2 lbs) pork mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 3/4 breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of milk (whole milk)
  • Generous salt and pepper

For the cream sauce, use:

  • Dash of oil
  • 2.5 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 150mL (little over half cup) vegetable stock
  • 150mL (little over half cup) beef stock
  • 150mL (little over half cup) thick double cream
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


For the meatballs

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add your meatballs and brown on all sides.
  4. 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.

For the Swedish cream sauce

  1. 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.
  2. Add 150ml of vegetable stock and 150ml of beef stock and continue to stir.
  3. 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.
  4. When ready to eat, serve with your favorite potatoes – either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes. Enjoy!