Last year, I shared my recipe for my take on the cream sauce that IKEA serves with its Swedish meatballs. A few weeks ago, during a trip to Memphis, I paid a visit to IKEA and ordered a plate of Swedish meatballs. When we returned home, I was inspired to come up with a recipe for homemade Swedish meatballs. (Previously, I had been using frozen meatballs.) The resulting dish was delicious.
Homemade Swedish Meatballs
- 4.5 lbs ground beef
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 4 Tbsp ground parsley
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- ¾ tsp ground pepper
- 1 medium sized onion minced
- ⅓ cup bread crumbs I used Panko
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 4 eggs beaten
- 1½ Tbsp olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, mix ground beef, spices (allspice, nutmeg, ground parsley, garlic powder, and ground pepper), onion, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and eggs. I have found that using your hands (as long as you wash them thoroughly before and after) is the easiest way to combine the ingredients.
Use your hands to create meatballs. The recipe makes approximately 26 medium-sized meatballs (around 1.5 inches in diameter).
In a skillet with a lid, heat olive oil, and add meatballs. Cook covered until outsides are brown and centers are no longer pink, turning every few minutes. Add additional oil as needed to prevent meatballs from sticking to the pan.
Serve with lingonberry jam and homemade cream sauce. (You'll find my recipe here: https://nashvillewife.com/ikea-style-swedish-meatball-meal-recipe/)