How To Make IKEA Meatballs

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A restaurant classic made at home

With the pandemic locking us down, I was craving IKEA meatballs but couldn’t go to the store. Luckily IKEA posted their recipe online and I made it at home. Look at how funny their recipe card looks! The meatballs turned out so delicious that I wanted to share them with you.

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IKEA meatballs was a dish I always stopped to eat when I went to the store. Now I can make them at home and that makes me happy!

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

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How To Make IKEA Meatballs

The real IKEA meatballs with cream sauce easy to make at home. Best dinner idea with sweedish meatballs
Servings 4 people


Oven Tray
Cutting board
Rubber spatula
Baking Sheet


For the meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef (500 g)
  • ½ pound ground pork (250 g)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • oz breadcrumbs (100 g)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp whole milk
  • salt
  • pepper

For the sauce

  • olive oil
  • oz butter (40g)
  • oz flour (40g)
  • 5 oz vegetable stock (150ml)
  • 5 oz beef stock (150ml)
  • 5 oz thick double cream (150ml)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard


For the meatballs

  • Start by finely chopping the onion.
  • Then add the meat to a large bowl and add the onion over it, the crushed garlic, the breadcrumbs, the egg, the milk, generous amount of salt and the pepper.
  • Mix everything together until the mixture looks like a paste.
  • Then, shape the mixture into small round meatballs and add them to a plate. Use water when shaping them, so the meat won’t stick to your hands and to create a smooth outside layer for the meatballs.
  • Add 3 ounces (or 100 ml) of vegetable oil into a pan and let it heat up for 2 minutes.
  • After that, place the meatballs into the pan, leaving space between them and cook until golden brown. When done, place them in an oven tray covered with a baking sheet.
  • While the meatballs are frying, preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or 200 degrees Celsius).
  • Place the tray with the meatballs into the oven and let them bake for 20 mins.

For the sauce

  • First, melt the butter in a pan, at medium heat.
  • Then, add a splash of olive oil so that the butter won’t burn.
  • Slowly add the flour and whisk for 2 mins.
  • Next, slowly add the stock and whisk continuously until you get a smooth cream
  • Continue by adding the soy sauce, mustard and the cream while whisking. You want to have everything well combined.
  • Serve the meatballs with a generous amount of sauce, boiled or mashed potatoes and of course, lingonberry jam.
Cuisine: Scandinavian

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