Ikea Swedish Meatball Recipes

Ikea, the Swedish home goods store, has surprised us with the best gift ever: the recipe for their famous Swedish meatballs.They’re a cult …

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To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, …

1. In a large skillet sauté onions in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. When onions become translucent, remove pan from the heat and leave them to cool a little.
2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg, salt, pepper and cooked onion. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, mix until well combined.
3. Roll the mixture into 1 ¼-to-1 ½-inch meatballs (ice cream spoon helps to measure the amount needed for one meatball), forming about 24 meatballs.
4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel to get rid of any excessive fat.

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In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add meatballs and brown on all sides. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish …

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In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, 1 egg, heavy cream, cooked onion, salt, and white pepper. Add 3/4 cup cooked potato to …

Rating: 5/5(13)
Total Time: 45 mins
Category: Main Course
Calories: 650 per serving
1. Place potatoes into a large pot, add enough water to cover the potatoes. cook potatoes over medium-high heat. Cook potatoes for 8 to 10 minutes or until they are tender. Drain, and set aside.
2. In a small skillet heat together 2 teaspoons of butter and chopped white onion. Cook until tender, but do not let the onion brown. In a large bowl combine ground beef, ground pork, 1 egg, heavy cream, cooked onion, salt, and white pepper. Add 3/4 cup cooked potato to the bowl. Use a mixer to combine the mixture. Blend until the meatball mixture is smooth.
3. Form small balls out of the meat mixture. Drop the meatballs into flour and roll gently in the flour. Cook the meatballs in a large skillet with a tablespoon of butter. Turn the meatballs every few minutes while cooking so they cook evenly. Cook the meatballs for 15 minutes or until done. The meatballs will be browned on all sides when they are finished.
4. To make the gravy, you may need to add another tablespoon of butter to the skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of flour to the skillet. Cook the roux for about two minutes. Add the water and the heavy cream to the roux stir continually over medium heat. The sauce will thicken. Add soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to the gravy. Cook and heat through.

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What makes IKEA Swedish Meatballs so special? IKEA Swedish Meatballs are tender and delicious with a wonderful, savory cream sauce on top. They serve the meatballs with mashed potatoes and green …

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Ikea just released their famous recipe for Swedish Meatballs. Melt-in-your mouth meatballs covered in a creamy gravy that goes perfectly on top of your favorite pasta. Ikea started serving food in the 1960’s, declaring …

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On Monday, IKEA UK and Ireland shared a recipe for recreating the chain’s Swedish meatballs at home, as IKEA and its cafes in the U.K. are currently shuttered amid the ongoing coronavirus health

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Take our famous meatballs home to prepare in your own kitchen. Serve Swedish style with mash, lingonberry jam and cream sauce. We’ve got a whole range of easy-to-prepare meat products, like sausages and Pyttipanna (a …

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IKEA Family Restaurant offers *Valid in the U.S. at IKEA Restaurants only. Not valid in locations without Restaurants. Offers are as follows: 1) Tuesdays through Thursdays, all meatball plates are $2 off from 3 – 5 PM local time; 2) …

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Tips for making the IKEA Swedish Meatball recipe: The recipe doesn’t specify how much or what kind of oil to pan fry the meatballs in. I coated the bottom of a cast-iron skillet with about a 1/4 inch deep of canola oil and that worked fine. I’m sure you could use another cooking oil you prefer.

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IKEA Swedish Meatballs Recipe. Credit: IKEA. The recipe—which serves four—is pretty straightforward: a meat mix that’s two …

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Heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add half the meatballs and brown all over (but raw inside still) - about 3 minutes. Remove onto plate, then brown the remaining batch. If there is lots of oil, pour off …

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Instructions for the meatballs: 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. 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

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Make the meatballs. In a large bowl, combine the beef and pork, and mix with your fingers to break up any lumps. Add the onion, garlic, bread crumbs, egg, and mix to combine. Stir in the milk and season with salt and pepper. Pinch off a small amount of meatball mixture and fry in a small skillet until cooked through.

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Thankfully, the meatball “instructions” provided by IKEA contain words, and only require six steps (five, really) to get from start to finish. The meatballs are made from a mixture of beef and pork mince, plus breadcrumbs, garlic, and onion (alongside an egg and milk for binding and salt and pepper for seasoning).

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Swedish cream sauce 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.

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Warming spices are the signature of Swedish meatballs. While the recipe Ikea shared on the internet didn’t mention spices as an ingredient, a look at the ingredient list of Ikea’s frozen meatballs shows allspice is indeed added. Nutmeg would make a good addition or substitution as well. Dig in, but don’t overwork the meatballs when mixing.

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What are the ingredients in ikea meatballs?

Ingredients for the meatballs:

  • 500 grams (1.1 pounds) ground beef
  • 250 grams (slightly more than ½ pound) ground pork
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How do you make ikea meatballs?


  • Swirl the boiling water or beef stock in a pan.
  • Add cream and thicken with white flour if preferred.
  • Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the meatballs with the sauce, freshly boiled potatoes, uncooked lingonberry jam and salad.

What is the best recipe for swedish meatballs?


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. ...
  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, Panko, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg and cooked onion; season with salt and pepper, to taste. ...
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. ...
  • To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. ...

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Is it safe to eat ikea meatballs?

IKEA is considering putting its horse meatballs back on the market in Swedish stores and is claiming there is no health risk associated with eating them, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday. “We are looking at ways of using the meatballs as food, since they are completely safe to eat.

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