Swedish Meatballs

May 25, 2010


IKEA = 'Swedish meatballs' ... comes to mind...everytime I drove by IKEA.. on the way to Miss E's school... 
And most of the time... the kids will subtly put forward their cravings for IKEA's meatballs.... 'Mom, Its been a long time since we last had Ikea meatballs'... and as usual this mom would reply ..' Yeah...' and it took a long time before this mom actually cook it for her kids... they eventually forgot about their request ... and cravings... poor kids... :)
so here it is... Swedish meatballs... minus the cute Swedish flag!!! 
  • 700g mince beef
  • 1 brown onion - chopped
  • 1/4 spoon mixspice
  • 1/4 spoon nutmeg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 slices of bread - process into breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper
Saute chopped onion until slightly brownish. Leave it to cool. Then mix all the ingredients and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll into a ball.
Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan. Pan fry the meatballs until brown.

For the sauce:
  • 1 can of evaporated milk (can be substituted with cream)
  • 2 tablespoon of plain flour
  • 50g of butter
  • 1 cup of beef stock  or 1 cube of beef stock and 1 cup of water (depending on the consistency... may have to add more beef stock or water)
Using the same frying pan, melt the butter. Then stir in the flour and pour in the stock. Stir to avoid lumpiness... (may have to strain to have a smooth consistency). Cook on low fire until slightly thickened.

Serve the meatballs with steam potatoes, steam vegetables and cranberry sauce.


  1. It's very popular when winter is here in Germany. They taste good with the creamy sauce and pasta.

  2. I just had these at Ikea 2 weeks ago :) ...now there is a recipe to make them at home. Thanks.

  3. Angie,
    hmm... Swedish? German?.. I guess I'll settle for meatballs next time.. :)


  4. Yum yum...these look good...will go well with the carnivore in this house!

  5. kak Yati Harvey,
    When it comes to meatballs... I have to make more for my 2 little carnivores..

  6. 2 little carnivores aii?
    hrmm. Miss E seems to not eat that much meat ;) BUT Mr H Jr seems like the one who requests all the meat food =P