Ikea Swedish Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

These meatballs are delicious-if you ever go shopping at an Ikea, you must stop at their restaurant and try these.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 23 lb lean ground beef
  • 13 lb ground lean pork
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 14 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can beef gravy
  • 12 cup 10% cream


  1. Saute onions in first tablespoon of oil until translucent. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs and milk, let soak for 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine onions, breadcrumbs, milk egg, meat and seasonings. Mix thoroughly. Form tablespoon of the meat mixture into balls.
  4. Over medium heat, fry meatballs in second tablespoon of oil until brown on all sides.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine gravy and cream; heat through but do not boil.
  6. Serve meatballs with gravy, boiled potatoes and lingonberry preserves.


Most Helpful

I was making this for a crowd so I used 1.5 lbs. ground beef and 1 lb. ground pork. I doubled everything else and the consistency was fine. The meatballs were difficult to roll by hand but dropping them in the pan using a cookie dough scoop worked great! Very, very delicious!!

bigbirdhouse December 20, 2010

These were delicious and tasted just like IKEA's. I meant to half the milk, as others recommended, but I forgot. I didn't have any problems with the consistency though. I used ground turkey since I didn't have pork, and fat free half and half for the cream. I will definitely make these again!

awassenmiller August 14, 2013

This recipe really tastes good.My husband and I love it so dearly. Thanks for posting this recipe so I could prepare it at home . I just hope i can cook n swedish meatballs and taste like real.

rsinguillo September 01, 2010

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