the Pence family cookbook

Ikea Swedish Meatballs

Main Course Swedish


for the meatballs

for the sauce


Make the meatballs:

Combine ground meats and mix with your fingers, breaking up lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, and mix. Add milk, season generously with salt and pepper. Shape into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover, and refrigerate for two hours.

In a frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. When hot, gently add meatballs and brown on all sides. Move to an ovenproof dish, cover, and bake in a hot oven (180C conventional; 160C convection) and cook for 30 minutes.

Make the sauce:

Melt 40g of butter in a pan. Whisk in the flour and stir for 2 minutes. Add stocks, stirring. Add cream, soy, and mustard. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken.

Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or boiled new potatoes.