Who wants to make some meatballs?
IKEA is known for its stylish furniture, its detailed how-to instructions and … its meatballs.
So it’s surprising that this Swedish giant is now giving away its secret meatballs recipe.
Yes, you heard that right: During this difficult year, IKEA has given the public the gift of its meatballs recipe.
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“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!” said Lorena Lourido, country food manager at Ikea, in a press release.
Though IKEA has been closed for months, some of its locations reopened on June 3, including its Miami store, at 1801 NW 117th Ave. Click here to read the official announcement and learn the store’s safety precautions and regulations.
And now, without further ado, we’ll include the delicious meatballs recipe. (But you might also want to take a look at the company’s Tweet announcement, which includes a step-by-step drawing that looks just like its typical furniture-building instructions!)
IKEA’S SWEDISH MEATBALLS WITH SAUCE
Makes 16 – 20 meatballs.
- 500 grams ground beef
- 250 grams ground pork
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
- 100 grams breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons of whole milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dash of oil
- 40 grams butter
- 40 grams plain flour
- 150 ml vegetable stock
- 150 ml beef stock
- 150 ml thick double cream
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Combine beef and pork mince and mix with your fingers to break up any lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix. Add milk. Season with salt and pepper.
- Shape mixture into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover and store in the fridge for 2 hours (this will help them hold their shape whilst cooking).
- 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 and cover. Place in a hot oven (180 degrees Celsius, or about 350 degrees Fahrenheit), and cook for a further 30 minutes.
- For the cream sauce, melt butter in a pan. Whisk in the plain flour and stir for 2 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and beef stock and continue to stir. Add the double cream, soy sauce and Dijon mustard. Bring it to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken.
- When ready to eat, serve with your favorite potatoes — either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes. Enjoy!