Ikea Meatballs

Serves: 4
Ready In: 4 hours
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 45 minutes


Swedish Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp whole milk
  • generous amounts of salt and pepper

Cream Sauce

  • Dash of olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 2/3 cup vegetable stock
  • 2/3 cup beef stock
  • 2/3 cup whipped cream
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard



  1. Combine ground beef and ground pork in a bowl and break it up with your fingers to get rid of lumps.
  2. Add chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix together.
  3. Add milk and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roll mixture into small meatballs. Place on a clean plate, cover and refrigerate for two hours.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides.
  6. Heat oven to 180 C (350 F). Add browned meatballs to an ovenproof dish, cover and cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

Cream sauce

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a pan.
  2. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of flour and stir for two minutes.
  3. Add 2/3 cup of vegetable stock and 2/3 cup of beef stock, stirring continuously.
  4. Add 2/3 cup of double cream, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard.
  5. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  6. Drizzle over meatballs and enjoy.

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From the kitchen of Ikea


Ikea released an at-home version of their meatball recipe and released it on Twitter during the 2020 COVID pandemic. And personally I'm a huge fan of these meatballs! "Missing your IKEA meatball fix? We’ve created a recipe for you to recreate this delicious dish in the comfort of your own home #IKEAmeatballs"