How To Cook IKEA’s Iconic Meatballs At Home

By Ben Tyers
21st Apr 2020


While you're stuck at home in isolation, you're probably having cravings of food you can't get stuck into right now.

One of cravings is probably the legendary IKEA Swedish meatballs that you pick up after a long, arduous trek around your local IKEA.

Luckily, IKEA has just released the recipe for the amazing meatballs, and now you can make them at home for yourself.



  • 500g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

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



  1. Combine beef and pork mince until all lumps are smoothed. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix. Then add milk and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Grab small handfuls and roll into a ball shape. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours, this helps them firm up and hold their shape.
  3. Heat oil on medium in a frying pan.  Once hot, add your meatballs and fry until brown on all sides.
  4. Add to an ovenproof dish and cover with aluminium. Place in an oven (180°C or 160°C fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Cream Sauce

  1. Melt 40g of butter in a frying pan.
  2. Whisk in 40g of plain flour stirring continuously for 2 minutes. Stir in 150ml of vegetable stock + 150ml of beef stock. Stir in 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. 
  3. Recommended to be served with potatoes.

For more great things to cook at home, check out our Recipes section.

Image credit: IKEA

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