Get Cooking: IKEA Reveals The Six-Step Recipe For Its Famous Swedish Meatballs

Cool Sh*t, Eat, Food Recipes, Sydney / 27 April 2020

They are a classic for a reason. So, why not making IKEA’s wholesome Swedish Meatballs at home with this six-step recipe.

We’re all looking for ways to spice up our dinner menu. From ordering takeaway eats from our local restaurants (psst… here’s some of our favourites to get you inspired) to cooking a new recipe using whatever is left in the pantry (check out our simple recipes collection if you need some help), breaking up the iso routine can be a challenge.

So, why not recreate IKEA’s famous Swedish Meatballs at home? We might not be able to dine-in at this iconic venue, but we can bring these delicious bites to our dining table at home. Here’s the recipe to get you started. And keep scrolling to see the flat-pack inspired recipe card you can download and print at home too!



  • 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
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 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



  1. Combine beef and pork mince until all lumps are smoothed. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix. Then add milk and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Grab small handfuls and roll into a ball shape. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours, this helps them firm up and hold their shape.
  3. Heat oil on medium in a frying pan.  Once hot, add your meatballs and fry until brown on all sides.
  4. Add to an ovenproof dish and cover with aluminum. Place in an oven (180°C or 160°C fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes.


  1. Melt 40g of butter in a frying pan.
  2. Whisk in 40g of plain flour stirring continuously for 2 minutes. Stir in 150ml of vegetable stock + 150ml of beef stock. Stir in 150ml thick double cream, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken.
  3. Recommended to be served with potatoes!

IKEA Meatballs At Home Recipe Card

IKEA Meatballs Recipe