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ikea's swedish meatballs

IKEA’s Swedish Meatball Recipe (Knock-Off)…..Delicious!!


  • Meatballs
  • Makes about 35-40 1" meatballs. Make double to freeze a batch for later!
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1/3 cup white onion mince (or a couple TBS. of dry minced onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (or 2 tsp. pre-minced garlic)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground pork
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg white, beaten
  • Gravy
  • Makes just enough to cover the meatballs, if you want extra to serve over noodles, double/triple gravy recipe.
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parsley optional - garnish


  1. To make the meatballs, heat the butter, in a skillet, over medium heat.
  2. Saute the onion, garlic, allspice, salt, and white pepper, for about 5 minutes, or until garlic and onions are soft. (I just used dry minced onion, so I just cooked it for about a minute.)
  3. Add the milk and Worcestershire sauce to the mixture, and bring to a simmer.
  4. Dump the breadcrumbs in a bowl.
  5. Pour the hot skillet mixture over the breadcrumbs and stir together.
  6. Add the beef, pork, 1 egg and 1 egg white to the bowl, and mix until combined. (It's easiest to use your hands and squish everything together for about 5 minutes.)
  7. Spray a sheet pan to grease, and roll the meat into 1 inch balls, and place on a baking sheet. One recipe makes about 35-40 meatballs.
  8. Cover your sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate the meatballs for about an hour. (I stuck them in the freezer for about 25 minutes.) Heat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the meatballs for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  9. To make the gravy, melt the butter in a skillet and add the flour.
  10. Cook for a few minutes while whisking.
  11. Pour in the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, bring to
  12. a simmer.
  13. Finally, add the he
  14. avy cream and the cooked meatballs. Let simmer, until the gravy thickens, about 10 minutes Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  15. Serve as is, or on top of a bed of rice, noodles, or potatoes.
  16. Garnish with parsley.