Homemade Ikea Meatballs

by Barry Lewis



500g Beef mince

250g Pork mince

1 onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

100g breadcrumbs

1 egg

5tbsp milk

Sprinkle of salt and pepper


40g butter

40g plain flour

150ml veg stock

150ml beef stock

150ml double cream

2tsp soy sauce

1tsp dijon mustard

Serve with mashed potato

Ikea recently published their official recipe for meatballs and sauce! So after a sudden influx of requests, I decided to give it a go! They tasted just like the real deal and the creamy meatball sauce was insanely tasty too! I served it alongside some mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce and all the flavours just worked together so well!

Here is the recipe card they put out online…. but as we are currently on lock down here in the UK, Chloe is helping  type out the ingredients and method anyway below….

ikea meatball recipe

Combine beef and pork mince and mix with your fingers to break up any lumps.Add finely chopped onion,garlic,breadcrumbs,egg and mix. Add milk season well with salt and pepper.If you want you can do salt bay.

Shape mixture into small,round balls.Place on a clean plate,cover and store in the fridge for 2 hours(this will help them hold their shape whilst cooking).

In a frying pan, add a splash of oil in the the pan on medium heat. When hot, gently add meatballs and brown on all sides. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven(180c conventional or 160c) and cook for a further 30 minutes

For the sauce, melt 40g of butter in a pan.Whisk in 40g of plain flour and stir for 2 mins. Add 150ml of veg stock  and 150ml of beef stock and continue to stir. Add 150ml double cream,2 tsp of soy sauce and 1 tsp of Dijon Mustard. Bring it to slimmer and allow sauce to thicken.

When ready to eat,serve with your favourite potatoes -either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes. Enjoy!