Swedish (IKEA) Meatballs

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Laka

These homemade meatballs, smothered in a creamy gravy sauce, taste much better than the famous IKEA version

Top Review by Jane H.

Very authentic tasting. I used ground turkey though because it was on hand. I substituted a chicken Boulion cube, went well with the turkey. I didn't have sour cream but the gravy was still good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet sauté onions in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. When onions become translucent, remove pan from the heat and leave them to cool a little.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg, salt, pepper and cooked onion. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, mix until well combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into 1 ¼-to-1 ½-inch meatballs (ice cream spoon helps to measure the amount needed for one meatball), forming about 24 meatballs.
  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel to get rid of any excessive fat.
  5. To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  6. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, and with cooked fresh pasta.

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