There’s one thing most who go shopping at IKEA look forward to nearly as much as the wild range of inexpensive furnishings; and that’s the famous meatballs. While the stores remain closed to customers they don’t want you to miss out on having those marvelous meatballs.
The ingredient list is nothing to sneeze at, but apparently it’s just a six step process to assemble them.
For the meatballs
- · 500g beef mince
- · 250g pork mince
- · 1 onion finely chopped
- · 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
- · 100g breadcrumbs
- · 1 egg
- · 5 tablespoons of whole milk
- · salt and pepper to taste
For the cream sauce
- · 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
For the meatballs
1. Combine beef and pork mince and mix thoroughly to break up any lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix. Add milk and season well with salt and pepper.
2. Shape mixture into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover and store in the fridge for 2 hours (to help them hold their shape whilst cooking).
3. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add your meatballs and brown on all sides.
4. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven (180°C or 160°C fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes.
Swedish cream sauce
5. In frying pan, melt 40g of butter. Whisk in 40g of plain and continue cooking, stirring continuously, for 2 minutes, allowing the flour to cook through. Add 150ml of vegetable stock and 150ml of beef stock and continue to stir. Add 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. Continue to stir.
6. When ready to eat, serve with your favourite potatoes – either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes. Enjoy!
Now you can still enjoy all the great aspects of IKEA! And you even have to assemble it yourself.