How to Make the Best Swedish Meatballs

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Swedish meatballs popularly known as Ikea meatballs are loved by many people. In fact, this is one of the top products of the store. That is just how good this dish is. Want to recreate this yummy meal at home? Here is a tutorial on how to make the best Swedish meatballs with a creamy and savory sauce by Kitchen Sanctuary. You’ll be amazed by all of its flavors. Watch the video below for the full instructions.



For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb of ground beef (ideally 20% fat)
  • 1/2 lb of ground pork
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium egg
  • 5 tablespoons full-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons of plain all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of beef stock
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup of double heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons of dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


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Step 1:

Meatballs. In a bowl, place the beef, pork, diced onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, milk, salt, black pepper, white pepper, and allspice. Mix all ingredients with your hands. Form 18-22 meatballs.

Step 2:

Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a large frying pan or skillet and place on medium-high heat. Once hot, add half of the meatballs to the pan and cook until browned. Transfer the meatballs to a tray.

Step 3:

Pour the remaining oil into the pan and cook the second batch. Place in the tray with the other meatballs once done.

Homemade Ikea Meatballs Recipe Ingredients
Image by: Kitchen Sanctuary


Step 4:

Place the tray in the oven on 350 degrees F to finish cooking for 5 or 6 minutes while making the sauce.

Step 5:

Using the same pan, put butter and let it melt on medium heat. Add the flour and whisk it into the butter to form a roux.

Step 6:

Pour the beef stock a splash at a time while continuously stirring with a whisk until fully combined with no lumps. Next, add the vegetable stock and bring it to a boil. Then put the cream, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and mustard into the pan and stir to combine.

Step 7:

Place the meatballs back into the pan with the juices from the tray. Stir to coat the meatballs with the sauce and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Once done, it’s time to serve!

Homemade Ikea Meatballs Recipe Instructions
Image by: Kitchen Sanctuary


How to Make the Best Swedish Meatballs

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