Friday, December 3, 2010

IKEA Swedish Meatballs
"A Knock-Off Recipe"

Something to try at home.. :)
Hi all, have you tried Ikea's Meatballs with that yummy tummy gravy, with a touch of cranberry sauce?? Oh my! So nice, so yummy, and i am drooling now.. :) Hehehe..

It has been my fav and yaaa, daddy's too, and everytime we go there, we would order this dish.. It's either hubby go for this one, and i pick another dish or vice versa.. But this dish is a must, everytime.. :)

So, i decided to try at home, and if jadi, kan best?? Hehehe.. Here are the ingredients and etc.. Enjoy!


1 bag party-size meatballs (I bought mine from Trader Joe's)
1 box beef stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
Olive oil (just a little for starting the meatballs)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional side dishes:
Mashed potatoes (recipe here)
Sauteed spinach with garlic


Drizzle a little olive oil into your saute pan and set on medium heat. Saute frozen meatballs for 7-9 minutes. You want to brown the outside of the meatballs. Once outside of meatballs are browned, remove from pan and set aside.

Next add butter and flour to saute pan. Cook flour for 2-3 minutes. Then whisk in 3/4 of a box of beef stock into your pan. Scrape up all the brown bits from the bottom of your saute pan. Whisk to incorporate all of the flour and butter mixture into the stock. Add 1/2 cup heavy cream and salt and pepper, to taste. Turn up heat to medium-high. Bring gravy to boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes or until gravy reaches desired consistency.

While gravy is cooking, microwave (I know, totally strange) your meatballs so they are cooked through. Do this according to package directions.

Once meatballs are cooked, return them to the saute pan and coat with gravy.

Serve meatballs with mashed potatoes (make sure to put gravy on those too!) and sauteed garlic spinach. If you really want to be like IKEA add a little cranberry sauce.
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