Monday, February 23, 2015

Forget Ikea, Make Your Own Swedish Meatballs

I hate shopping. So going into Ikea is like the epitome of torture. The one and only upside is Swedish meatballs. I love Swedish meatballs. I grew up on them and they are comfort food at it's finest.

Thankfully, they're super easy to make, so I don't have to brave the trip to Ikea.

2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp flour
6 Tbsp sour cream
2 cups beef broth
1 Tbsp parsley
1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Meatballs, cooked

  1. Prepare the sauce by preparing a gravy. Melt butter in a pan and whisk in flour until light brown.
  2. Slowly stir in beef broth, whisking constantly, until the sauce begins to thicken (2-3 minutes).
  3. Add the sour cream, parsley, oregano and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Toss in meatballs and heat through, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve over a bed of rice.


Masshole Mommy said...

I haven't had Swedish meatballs in ages, but if I did, I would make them. Ikea meatballs = EWWWW!

MikiHope said...

These Swedish Meatballs do sound good and easy to make. I also dislike shopping intensely and will do almost anything to get out of it!

Heather Jones said...

You hate shopping and going into Ikea is like torture! You are so opposite from me. I was traveling back to Flagstaff from Tucson last week and we spotted an IKEA just off the freeway and I was like a panting puppy dog waiting to get out of the car and go in!! LOL! The meatballs look great. I've never eaten at an Ikea though.

Crystal said...

My middle child is a huge meatball fan. These would totally make her day! I can't wait to try them.

B said...

I have never had Swedish meatballs but man, they sound tasty!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

My fiance absolutely loves Swedish meatballs. I had never even tried them until recently, and while they're not my favorite thing, I'd make these just for him because of how much he loves them. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

I've never been to Ikea, but I had no idea they had food? I totally have to take a trip now...or just make these, I can't decide!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'll have to show my mom this recipe! My sister wants these at her baby shower!

bedlambrides said...

I haven't had the ikea ones before - but these look delish!