IKEA Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce Recipe

April 29, 2021Van
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Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Serves: 20 Meatballs

IKEA released their meatball recipe last year,  but I wonder if it was a great idea for them since this homemade version is 100x better than the meatballs they serve at the IKEA cafeteria.  After making this recipe, I don’t think I could ever go back to eating the ones from IKEA.  These are moist and tender, the cream sauce is absolutely amazing, the true star of this dish – just the perfect balance of flavors (the sauce would be great on pork chops or chicken as well). I guess I’ll still have to stop by IKEA  once in a while just to grab a jar of Lingonberry Jam

IKEA Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce Recipe

IKEA Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce Recipe

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IKEA Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce Recipe

  • Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 20 Meatballs

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Ingredients

MEATBALLS

  • 1 lbs Ground Beef, at least 20% fat
  • 0.6 lbs Ground Pork
  • 1 Large Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, pressed through garlic press
  • 1 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 5 Tablespoons Whole Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • Lingonberry Jam, optional

CREAM SAUCE

  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • ⅔ Cup Vegetable Stock
  • ⅔ Cup Beef Stock
  • ⅔ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Soy Sauce or Maggi Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard

Method

  • 1)

    In a large bowl, add 1 Cup Breadcrumbs, 5 Tablespoons Whole Milk, 1 Large Egg, 1 finely chopped Onion, 1 pressed Garlic Clove, 1 Large Egg, 1 Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt, ¼ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper and stir to combine well. Add 1 lbs Ground Beef and 0.6 lbs Ground Pork, use your hands to combine well.

    *You can also add a pinch or two of nutmeg or allspice, it’s not in their posted recipe, but it does enhance the flavor

  • 2)

    Use a 2 Tablespoon Scoop, to make even sized meatballs, roll with your hands to make them round and place onto a plate. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, it will help them hold their shape when cooking.

  • 3)

    Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Add about 1 Tablespoons of oil to a frying pan, use med-high heat and brown the meatballs. Add the meatballs to a oven safe baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.

  • 4)

    Make the Cream Sauce while the meatballs are cooking. Add 3 Tablespoons Butter and melt on medium heat, add 3 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour and whisk for about 2 minutes. Add ⅔ Cup Vegetable Stock, ⅔ Cup Beef Stock, ⅔ Cup Heavy Cream, 2 Teaspoons Soy Sauce, 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard and whisk until smooth, bring to a simmer and stir until it thickens.

  • 5)

    Plate meatballs with cream sauce, serve with your favorite potatoes or vegetables and a side of lingonberry jam. Enjoy!

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