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People share pictures of their VERY successful attempts at making IKEA’s meatballs

Self assembled meatballs! People share pictures of their VERY successful attempts at making IKEA’s signature dish after furniture chain revealed the recipe

  • IKEA has shared the recipe for their famous Swedish meatballs to make at home
  • Dozens of people have attempted the dish at home with very good results  
  • Swedish furniture giant closed all of its 22 UK store last month, but some food halls have reopened to the vulnerable and for key workers 

Home cooks around the world shared their joy yesterday when IKEA shared the secret recipe for its famous meatballs.

The Swedish furniture giant revealed their famous dish is made by mixing pork and beef mince with garlic and onion as they released a recipe card with step-by-step features in true IKEA fashion.

Now dozens of food fans have attempted to make the dish – with its accompanying cheese sauce from the comfort of their kitchen.  

Dozens of high street favourites, including McDonald’s, Greggs and Pizza Express have shared their top secret recipes so food fans can recreate their popular dishes at home.  

Here FEMAIL shares the best attempts at the Swedish staple…

Home cook Trista Sellyeg went all out on their attempt to make the meatballs, adding a Swedish flag 

UK Twitter user Kelsey tried the meatballs with apples and spinach - a healthy take on the dish

UK Twitter user Kelsey tried the meatballs with apples and spinach – a healthy take on the dish

Dan Zha  served his meatballs with potatoes, creamy cheese sauce and cranberry sauce for an extra punch

Dan Zha  served his meatballs with potatoes, creamy cheese sauce and cranberry sauce for an extra punch

Clifton Crafts shared their attempt at the recipe, making them with meatballs with turkey instead of pork in a healthy twist

Clifton Crafts shared their attempt at the recipe, making them with meatballs with turkey instead of pork in a healthy twist 

One influencer, who share food pictures under the user name @eatstodiefor, shared their very good attempt at the meatballs

One influencer, who share food pictures under the user name @eatstodiefor, shared their very good attempt at the meatballs

Ms Joycek, who works as a private chef, shared her delicious looking attempt at making the meatballs to Instagram

Ms Joycek, who works as a private chef, shared her delicious looking attempt at making the meatballs to Instagram

How to make IKEA’s meatballs at home 

 Makes 16 – 20

INGREDIENTS  

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

 METHOD

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!

The Swedish staple, a popular choice for those visiting the cafe of the furniture giant, are usually served hot, but are also available frozen in the Swedish Food Market.

While all of their 22 UK stores shut at the start of the lockdown, some of their food markets have re-opened to key workers, vulnerable customers and co-workers, giving them the opportunity to purchase essential food items.

The car parks of its Wembley and Gateshead stores have transformed into drive-through testing centres for NHS staff. 

In true IKEA style, the Swedish furniture giant also shared a pictured step-by-step guide to making the iconic dish

In true IKEA style, the Swedish furniture giant also shared a pictured step-by-step guide to making the iconic dish

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