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“We know that some people might be missing our meatballs, which is why we've released an at-home alternative which, using easily accessible ingredients, will help those looking for some inspiration in the kitchen,” says Lorena Lourido, Country Food Manager at IKEA.

“Staying at home can be hard, but we want to help make everyone's lives that little bit easier and more enjoyable. Bon appétit or, smaklig måltid, as we say in Sweden!”

Ingredients – Meatballs

Makes 16 – 20

500g beef mince

250g pork mince

1 onion finely chopped

1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)

100g breadcrumbs

1 egg

5 tablespoons of whole milk 

salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients – Iconic Swedish cream sauce

dash of oil

40g butter

40g plain flour

150ml vegetable stock

150ml beef stock

150ml thick double cream 

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Ikea has given step by step instructions for people to make their famous meatballs at home during lockdown. (IKEA)

Ikea has given step by step instructions for people to make their famous meatballs at home during lockdown. (IKEA)

Method

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 whilst cooking).

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

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.

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. Add 150ml of vegetable stock and 150ml of beef stock and continue to stir. 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.

When ready to eat, serve with your favourite potatoes – either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes. Enjoy!

Edited by Tap
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Beef mince is ground beef. I make Swedish meatballs using the Better Homes and Garden recipe. but I never use ground pork (plain is hard for me to find, and I don't want it seasoned); I .just use ground beef. I have to confess that I love the BH&G recipe (though I think my cookbook version uses dried bread crumbs, instead of fresh ones), and I didn't care for the Ikea entree when I tried it at the store. Just putting it out there that there are other versions that people might want to try.

https://www.bhg.com/recipe/beef/swedish-meatballs/

Now I need to add Swedish meatballs to my meal plan soon. Yum!

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8 hours ago, Arctic Mama said:

Yeah.  I used two pounds of ground beef and one pound of Italian sausage from Costco, stripped out of the casing.  I tripled the other ingredients accordingly and added about 1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg and 1 tbsp parsley.  Everything else was identical except that I am lazy and don’t pan fry, so I baked them.

 

The first time around, I missed that you added nutmeg. Right on! Ours also have minced apple, sautéed with the onion before mixing.

I often go the baked route, simply because frying up all of those tiny meatballs is a giant pain, and I try to make 2 meals worth every time.  But our family recipe is to roll in flour before frying, then have it all sit in beef consommé for a good while to thicken up. None of that dairy cream stuff!

I found some in the freezer yesterday, so dinner last night made me very happy!

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9 hours ago, Arctic Mama said:

Yeah.  I used two pounds of ground beef and one pound of Italian sausage from Costco, stripped out of the casing.  I tripled the other ingredients accordingly and added about 1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg and 1 tbsp parsley.  Everything else was identical except that I am lazy and don’t pan fry, so I baked them.

I didn’t think about using sausage.  I may have some in the freezer. Thanks!

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