IKEA Reveals The Recipe For Its Swedish Meatballs That Are Easier To Assemble Than Their Furniture

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IKEA’s meatballs are almost synonymous with the store name itself. You know the drill — a trip to IKEA, whether to get a Poäng armchair or a Docksta table, almost always ends with a plate of their iconic dish.

And, if we were to record all the items that Singaporeans stockpiled before the circuit breaker, IKEA’s frozen meatballs would probably be on that list. But for those of us who didn’t manage to snag a bag, the wait is over.

Our favourite furniture store is taking its build-it-yourself concept to the next level — now, apart from their furniture, you can even build for yourself their Swedish Meatballs.

That’s right, IKEA has just revealed its legendary Swedish Meatballs recipe, right from the meatballs down to the mandatory accompanying cream sauce.

IKEA Meatballs Recipe


One glance at their straightforward instructions and you’ll know the dish is certainly far easier to assemble than any of their furniture items.

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make the famous IKEA Swedish Meatballs at home:

- 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 amount of salt and pepper

- 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

How to make the IKEA Swedish 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 two 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. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven (180C conventional or 160C fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes.

How to make the cream sauce for the IKEA Swedish Meatballs:

1. Melt 40g butter in a pan. Whisk in 40g of plain flour and stir for two mins. Add 150mL of veg stock and 150mL of beef stock and continue to stir. Add 150mL of 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!”

Meatballs IKEA

And there you have it, your very own IKEA Swedish Meatballs. Plate them on their Oftast plate and recline in your Poäng armchair for the full IKEA indulgence.

Now, there’s no need to camp outside their doors the day they open.