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If you’ve ever had the chance to visit an IKEA location (2 closest to Chicago are Bolingbrook and Schaumburg), one of the best parts aside from all the cool furniture at some reasonable prices, is stopping by an IKEA restaurant, bistro or café to grab some food. If you’ve been missing your IKEA meatball fix, you can now recreate the delicious dish in the comfort of your own home. IKEA’s Swedish meatball is one of the more iconic meals out there with an equally devoted following. At a time when many of us are urged to stay home during the coronavirus epidemic, being able to have comfort food in the comfort of home is so key. The Swedish retailer shared the recipe to their famous Swedish meatballs and now you can make it at home, for yourself, neighbor, family and enjoy. For those scratching their head saying but isn’t there already a recipe of this shared before? You are correct and this one posted below was shared by IKEA UK via their Twitter page along with illustrated step-by-steps, small assembly required . Cue up some wine or ligonberry juice to really set the mood and enjoy!
“We know that some people might be missing our meatballs, which is why we’ve released an at-home alternative which, using easily accessible ingredients, will help those looking for some inspiration in the kitchen…Staying at home can be hard, but we want to help make everyone’s lives that little bit easier and more enjoyable. Bon appétit or, smaklig måltid, as we say in Sweden!” – Lorena Lourido IKEA’s country food manager in the UK and Ireland
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:
For the meatballs
· 500g beef mince (ground beef)
· 250g pork mince (ground pork)
· 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 OF COOKING:
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 a frying pan, melt 40g of butter. Whisk in 40g of plain flour 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!
IKEA is the latest brand to share an iconic recipe while people are staying home, you’ll remember DoubleTree by Hilton shared the recipe to their famous Chocolate Chip cookies.
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