FOOD

Swedish Meatballs 2019

You don't always need to travel to Ikea to eat an amazing Swedish Meatball. With our easy Swedish Meatballs recipe you can make them from the comfort of your own home. Yes, you read that correctly. Ikea comes to you. Perfect for lunch or dinner and paired with a creamy mash potato, these will go down a treat with everyone of all ages.

FOOD

Swedish Meatballs 2019

You don't always need to travel to Ikea to eat an amazing Swedish Meatball. With our easy Swedish Meatballs recipe you can make them from the comfort of your own home. Yes, you read that correctly. Ikea comes to you. Perfect for lunch or dinner and paired with a creamy mash potato, these will go down a treat with everyone of all ages.

Ingredients

  • For the cream sauce:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 200ml double cream
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the meatballs:
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 25g butter, plus 75g
  • 150ml double cream
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 250g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil

Steps

  1. For the cream sauce, heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onions until soft and translucent. Add the stock and bring to the boil and cook until the volume of liquid has reduced by a third then puree this mixture until smooth. Return back to the pan and add the cream and cook over a low heat for another 6-8 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220 C / 200 C fan.
  3. For the meatballs, fry the onion in the butter until soft then transfer to a large bowl. Mix in the cream, milk, salt, allspice and breadcrumbs. Add the beef and pork mince and mix thoroughly by hand. Using an ice cream scoop that has been dipped into water, roll the mixture into balls, washing the ice cream scoop in between rolling each meatball. As they are rolled, place each meatball on a lightly oiled baking tray. Roast the meatballs for 10 minutes, or until firm.
  4. To finish the meatballs, heat the oil and remaining 75 grams butter in a large frying pan and fry until browned. To serve, put the meatballs in a serving bowl and pour over the cream sauce. Scatter with a little chopped parsley and serve with mashed potato and ligonberry jam.