IKEA shares their iconic meatball recipe and it’s so much easier to make than furniture
It’s been what feels like forever since we’re in this lockdown. We miss good old Mc, Burger King AND IKEA MEATBALLS.
Good thing that the swedish retail giant has put out instructions for making the meatballs they serve in their restaurants and it’s fair to say the six-step method looks easier than putting together a piece of their flat pack furniture.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them and how to do it.
500g beef mince
250g pork mince
One onion finely chopped
One clove of garlic, chopped or minced
Five tablespoons of whole milk
generous amount of salt and pepper
And if you want to make the cream sauce that they usually serve with them, you’ll also need a dash of oil, 40g butter, 40g plain flour, 150ml vegetable stock, 150ml beef stock, 150ml thick double cream, two teaspoons soy sauce and one teaspoon of dijon mustard.
Combine beef and pork mince and mix with your fingers to break up any lumps. Add the finely chopped onion, garlic, bread crumbs and egg and mix. Add in the milk and season well with salt and pepper.
Shape the mixture into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover and store in the fridge for two hours (this will help them hold their shape while cooking).
In a frying pan, heat oil on a medium heat. When hot, gently add the meatballs and brown on all sides.
When browned add to oven proof dish and cover. Place in hot oven (180 conventional, 160 fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes.
To make the sauce, melt butter in a pan and then whisk in plain flour and stir for two minutes. Add in veg and beef stock and continue to stir. Add the cream, soy sauce and mustard. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken.
When ready to eat, serve the meatballs and sauce with your favourite potatoes and enjoy.