Ikea Swedish Meatballs - Copycat Recipe

Carol Perricone


There is a furniture store named Ikea in New York. They have a food cafe in the store, and are famous for their Swedish Meatballs. I found the recipe on Facebook, and decided to make them. They are delicious!! My family loved them.

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several people depending on serving size
30 Min
30 Min
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1 lb
ground beef
1 lb
ground pork
1/2 large
onion, chopped
2 clove
fresh garlic, minced
1 large
egg yolk
3/4 c
panko bread crumbs (you can use italian bread crumbs instead)
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter (sweet butter) divided
2 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
salt and pepper to taste


1/4 c
unsalted butter (sweet butter)
1/4 c
all purpose flour
3 c
beef broth
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
salt and peper

How to Make Ikea Swedish Meatballs - Copycat Recipe


  • 1In a large skillet, heat 2 tblsp. sweet butter. Saute onion and garlic until tender and soft. Add milk until a paste forms. Set aside.
  • 2In a large bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients and mix well. Add the onion paste and mix again.
  • 3Make 1" meatballs, and brown in the remaining 1 tblsp. sweet butter. Drain on paper towels, and set aside.
  • 4Make Gravy:
    melt butter in skillet; whisk in flour stirring constantly. Add beef broth, worcestshire sauce, heavy cream, and salt and pepper. Stir until gravy is smooth.
  • 5Return browned meatballs to the gravy, and cook on low until gravy is thickened and meatballs are heated through, about 15 minutes.

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About Ikea Swedish Meatballs - Copycat Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Swedish
Collection: Restaurant Inspired

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