This Copycat IKEA Swedish Meatballs recipe tastes just like the ones from Ikea. The savory pork and beef meatballs are coated in a rich sour cream sauce – you won’t be able to get enough!
For the meatballs:
- 2 slices white bread
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons (1 ounce) unsalted butter, divided
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the gravy:
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups beef broth
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
How TO make :
- ace the bread and milk in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Let sit until the bread has absorbed the milk, about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Add the cooled onion, beef, pork, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg, salt, and pepper to the bread and milk. Beat on medium speed until well combined, 1 to 2 minutes.
- With a medium spring loaded scoop, shape the mixture into 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls. Roll the balls between your palms to smooth, wetting your hands if the mixture is sticking.
- Wipe the frying pan clean with a paper towel. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add half the meatballs and fry, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides and almost cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a dish and repeat with the remaining meatballs.
- Turn the heat to low and add the flour to the pan drippings. Whisk until lightly browned, about 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add the beef stock, whisking constantly. Continue to cook and whisk until the mixture thickens and is lump-free, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and season to taste with salt and pepper. Return the meatballs in the sauce and simmer until cooked through, about 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.