Recipe by Dee_73
I know there is already an "ikea swedish meatballs" recipe on here, but this one is right from the source :) This calls for "unsweetened rusk flour" which is obviously not available in the US. It literally translates to "toasted breadcrumbs" So I just use PLAIN breadcrumbs, I can't taste a difference in the meatballs. You could also toast up some panko in butter in a pan and out them in a baggie of some sort and crush them till their fine...but either way... I'm not sure of the "yield" here it depends how many meatballs you gove people to eat and how big the meatballs are made ;)
Top Review by margokidd
This was fantastic! i love ikea meatballs and buy them frozen to make at home, but when i'm out, this is a great fix! I would make the following changes: 1 - I don't think i'll add the water to the meatballs next time. They did fall apart easily and needed to be a bit more dense. 2- the gravy is spot-on! Mine was a little thin so i might add a bit more flour, but the flavor is perfect! 3 - I might try baking the meatballs next time instead of frying in butter... tastey but that's alot of butter! :) Plus baking is just easy and i'm lazy!
- 1⁄2 lb ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup cream (half and half) or 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup breadcrumbs (or toasted panko, crushed)
- 2 small cold boiled yukon gold potatoes
- 2 tablespoons butter
- white pepper
- 1 dash allspice (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
- 1 cup low sodium beef broth
- 1⁄4 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon white flour
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt, to taste
- white pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- For Meatballs:.
- Fry the onion till golden in a couple of tablespoons of lightly browned butter.
- Mash the potatoes
- Mix all the ingredients until meatball consistency.
- Flavour with salt, white pepper and (optional) a little finely crushed allspice.
- Shape the mixture into relatively large, round balls and transfer to a floured cutting board.
- Fry them slowly in plenty of butter.
- Cream Sauce:.
- Melt butter in pan and add flour, whisk till golden brown and flour is cooked.
- Add Beef Stock and Cream until desired thickness.
- Season well with salt and pepper.
- Serve the meatballs with the sauce, freshly boiled yukon potatoes, and lingonberry jam.