Swedish meatballs with gravy over mashed potatoes is an easy dinner your family will love. This IKEA meatballs recipe is one you'll keep making over and over again!
Cuisine: American, Swedish
Keyword: ikea meatballs, IKEA meatballs recipe, swedish meatball sauce, swedish meatballs, swedish meatballs recipe
Author: Nikki Gladd
For the Swedish meatballs:
1/2cupbreadcrumbs(I like Panko)
1smallyellow onion, peeled and grated (or finely chopped)
1garlic clove, minced
For the Swedish meatball sauce:
3cupsbeef broth or stock
Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
For the meatballs:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef and pork. Use your hands to mix together thoroughly. Add the rest of the meatball ingredients (minus the oil) and continue to mix until evenly combined.
Shape meat mixture into small rounds. (I use my small cookie scoop then round out with my hands.) Place on a large baking sheet; set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in large skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add meatballs and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer to large paper towel lined platter or baking sheet; set aside. (Brown in two batches to not overcrowd.) Drain excess grease, but do not clean skillet - leaving a little for the sauce below.
For the meatball sauce:
In the same large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook 2 minutes until lightly browned. Slowly pour in the broth and stir 2 minutes. Stir in sour cream, soy sauce and mustard. Salt and pepper, to taste.
Add the meatballs to the sauce, cook over a simmer until thickened and meatballs are cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Serve over mashed potatoes (our preference), egg noodles, or rice. Garnish with torn parsley, optional.
I prefer to use 85/15 ground beef for this recipe.
You can use half ground beef and half ground turkey, or all beef.
Nutrition information is an estimate only based on a yield of 60 small meatballs.
Serving size will vary depending on size of meatballs.