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Swedish Meatballs are another classic, homey, comfort food dish that every cook should have in their recipe box. Tender meatballs made with ground beef and ground pork smothered in a sour cream gravy and served over mashed potatoes or noodles – it doesn’t get more comforting than that!
Raise your hand if you’re a huge fan of Ikea! Me, me, me!! But do you go for the incredible deals on cute Swedish merchandise or for the food…because I’d have to say the latter. Where else can you get a delicious plate full of meatballs and gravy for just a few bucks?
At home. In your kitchen. Because now you have this tasty Ikea copycat Swedish Meatball Recipe in your corner.
I grew up eating Swedish Meatballs that my grandma would make with this creamy, sour cream based gravy. The Ikea meatballs are different than what I remember my grandma making, but they are a bit of a cultural phenomenon here in the US, so I knew I had to find a way to recreate them in my own kitch. They are super easy to make…the gravy is probably the hardest part and it’s easy too. Pinky promise.
I have a few meatball recipes on the site and I love to make them because they are super yummy and easy. For Swedish Meatballs, I use two different kinds of meat (pork and beef), and add some allspice. That’s what gives these meatballs a completely different flavor than traditional the Italian style. They have a warmth to them that is incredibly homey.
Cook the meatballs over medium heat for about 4 or 5 minutes and transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to drain the grease. Then make the gravy using the remaining grease that’s left in the pan to make a roux with flour, then add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and half and half. Stirring in the sour cream is the last step to make this creamy and rich Swedish Meatball Sauce.
There are typically three different sides served with a traditional Swedish Meatball recipe:
Ikea serves there’s with mashed potatoes, but at my house, we are #TeamNoodle. My husband has a thing for rice and gravy though, so I think that would be his pick. Good thing he doesn’t do the cooking. Just whatever side you choose, don’t forget the Lingonberry Jam! (aff)
For more meatball recipes, try these: