Eat & Drink

IKEA’s Swedish Meatball Recipe Is All We Need To Get Through Winter

I’m going to be honest, as a long-time vegetarian I’ve never quite understood the hushed, reverent tones people use when they start talking about the IKEA Swedish Meatballs.

I may not understand it, but I know they’re kind of a big deal for some reason, and so I know a lot of people are going to be stoked that IKEA have released the famous recipe. Meaning you can now make them at home and gorge yourself as you assemble your home-delivered flat packs.

Or just eat them normally for dinner and avoid the inevitable fights with your household that furniture building brings.

IKEA Swedish Meatballs Recipe

 

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In Sweden, meatballs are traditionally served with mashed potato, lingonberry jam (a berry that grows throughout the Northern Hemisphere) and allemansrätten cream sauce “(which you can actually buy from IKEA too, if you want to do it right).

Basically, it’s the perfect dinner now that winter has decided to grace us with its presence and I, for one, am wearing about 10 layers to bed.

If, like me, you’ve ever wondered why an affordable furniture store even has meatballs and other snacks in the first place, it turns out the answer is ‘because the owner was hungry’.

In the 1980s, founder Ingvar Kamprad decided no-one wanted to do business on an empty stomach, so he introduced the IKEA food court. I mean, he’s not wrong. I definitely have more patience and spend more time in a place if I have a full belly. Well played Ingvar.

Many of IKEA’s stores in Australia are still open, at least for pick-up only, so you COULD always pop in and buy the packs of frozen meatballs. But come on, it’s not like you don’t have time to kill.

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