Ikea's Swedish Meatballs Copycat

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 45m
Ready In

Recipe: #34726

April 20, 2020

"Ikea gave the brits their meatball recipe .happy dance for the lockdown. happy dance.i have to put in American measurements so it will be close and we dont have double cream here so improvising .they used mashed or new boiled potatoes"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (304.4 g)
  • Calories 625.3
  • Total Fat - 44.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19 g
  • Cholesterol - 300.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1043 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 38.3 g
  • Calcium - 88.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine beef and pork

Step 2

And mix thoroughly to break up any lumps.

Step 3

Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg

Step 4


Step 5

Add milk and season well with salt and pepper.

Step 6

2. Shape mixture into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate,

Step 7

Cover and store in the fridge for 2 hours (to help them hold their shape whilst cooking).

Step 8

In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot

Step 9

Gently add your meatballs and brown on all sides.

Step 10

When browned

Step 11

Add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven 350 degrees

Step 12

And cook for a further 30 minutes.

Step 13

Check because this is going from Celsius to Fahrenheit.

Step 14

Serve with cranberry or lingonberry sauce on side

Step 15

Swedish cream sauce

Step 16

In frying pan, melt butter.

Step 17

Whisk in flour

Step 18

And continue cooking, stirring continuously, for 2 minutes, allowing the flour to cook through.

Step 19

Add vegetable stock and beef stock and continue to stir.

Step 20

Add thick double cream, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard.( Add 2 tablespoons butter with heavy cream to make double cream)

Step 21

My measurements might be a touch off it was all 150 ml of liquids each so just cook down a little longer.i have 3/4 cup for stocks and cream

Step 22

Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken.

Step 23

Continue to stir.

Step 24

Pour over potatoes


No special items needed.

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