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Hooray! IKEA Share Their Famous Swedish Meatballs Recipe

As if they didn’t already give us enough with the KALLAX storage unit, now the Swedish juggernaut that is IKEA is giving us an at-home recipe for their famous ALLEMANSTRÄTTEN. That would be their meatballs, to you and me.

We know you can dine in at IKEA while picking up ALL of the things. Or you can take away with a bag of frozen Swedish meatballs, but now, there’s no reason to leave home AT ALL. Ikea has recreated an at-home friendly version of their Swedish meatball recipe for us all to play along with at home in our own kitchens.

IKEA instructions haven’t changed one bit

Iso hasn’t changed IKEA one bit. They revealed the release of the recipe with this awesome, signature IKEA move – the basic drawn diagram instructions.

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Source: Facebook/IKEA

The best bit? No allen key required. Read on below for Ikea’s Swedish meatball recipe!

Ikea Swedish Meatballs recipe

Serves 4


For meatballs

  • 500g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 100g bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons full-fat milk
  • salt and pepper
  • dash of oil to brown meatballs

For sauce

  • 40g butter
  • 40g plain flour
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 150ml thickened cream
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

Potatoes to serve. Mashed, boiled, fries – you choose!


  1. Combine the ground beef and pork with your CLEAN fingers, breaking up any clumps with the squishing action. Add in onions, garlic, breadcrumbs, and the egg. Mix it all together.
  2. Add milk to the mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Form balls, place on a clean plate, cover, and place in the fridge for two hours. This will help them retain their shape when cooking and let the flavours get a head start.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  5. Firstly, brown the meatballs on all sides in a frying pan of oil over medium-high heat.
  6. When browned, place the meatballs in an oven-safe dish and cover. Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the cream sauce. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour, whisk and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the stocks and continue to whisk. Add the cream, soy sauce and mustard. Stir and let simmer until thick.
  8. Serve with potatoes of your choice and you’re practically at Ikea!
Ikea Swedish Meatballs
Deeeeelicious! Source: IKEA

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