IKEA’s meatballs recipe 


IKEA Has Shared Its Swedish Meatballs & Gravy Recipe For Us To Cook During Self-Isolation At Home

Images adapted from: IKEA UK and Food & Wine

On Monday, IKEA shared the signature Swedish meatballs and gravy recipe on their UK Twitter, so people can cook it at home with their family during the self-isolation period. 

The Swedish furniture company also added a nice touch to the recipe infographic by designing it to look like their manual pamphlets.


Ingredients and instructions


IKEA Has Shared Its Swedish Meatballs & Gravy Recipe For Us To Cook During Self-Isolation At Home

Image credit: IKEA UK

Let us clearly type out the recipe for you so you don’t have to squeeze your eyes trying to read it – Get your pot and pan ready! 

Ingredients – Meatballs

  • 500g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of milk (whole milk) 
  • generous salt and pepper

Ingredients – Cream Sauce

  • dash of oil
  • 40g butter
  • 40g plain flour
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 150ml thick double cream 
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Meatballs: 

  1. 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 and season well with salt and pepper.
  2. 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).
  3. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add meatballs and brown on all sides. 
  4. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven (180°C or 160°C fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Iconic Swedish cream sauce: 

  1. Melt 40g of butter in a pan. Whisk in 40g of plain flour and stir for 2 mins. Add 150ml of veg stock and 150ml of beef stock and continue to stir. Add 150ml double cream, 2 tsp of soy sauce and 1 tsp of Dijon mustard. Bring it to simmer and allow the sauce to thicken.
  2. When ready to eat, serve with your favourite potatoes — either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes. Enjoy!

Order IKEA meatballs through LINEMAN


IKEA Has Shared Its Swedish Meatballs & Gravy Recipe For Us To Cook During Self-Isolation At Home

Image credit: Houston Chronicle

If cooking is not your strong suit, don’t worry. You can still get IKEA’s signature meatballs, along with their other food and drink items, to your doorstep by using the LINEMAN delivery application.

You can also visit IKEA cafeterias in both Bangna and Bang Yai outlets to buy takeaways as well. Check out their opening times below:

  • IKEA Bangna: 10am to 6pm, daily.
  • IKEA Bang Yai: 9am to 6pm, daily.

Thanks, IKEA, for giving us a fun activity to do in our household while we’re staying at home to help curb down COVID-19 infections. 

Fun things to do during isolation periods:


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