Recreate the crowd-favourite Ikea meatballs in the comfort of your home with this recipe.
Yield
Approximately 24 meatballs
Prep Time
30mins
Cook Time
20mins
Difficulty Level
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Missed having Ikea meatballs, but don’t want to brave the crowd at their outlets? This meatball recipe will help curb your cravings – it’s a good replica of the famous savoury meatballs dressed with creamy gravy – and are definitely worth the effort.

We’ve tweaked it to only use chicken instead of the original version, which calls for a mix of beef and pork. This customised recipe will also teach you how to make the gravy and cherry sauce, a substitute for lingonberries, which are used in Ikea’s recipe.  

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 2 eggs
  • Half an onion
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 70g butter
  • Half a tablespoon of salt
  • Half a tablespoon of mixed spice
  • 30ml of milk

Gravy

  • 200ml of chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Half cup all-purpose flour
  • 25g butter
  • 100ml whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flake (optional)

Cherry sauce

  • Cherry jam
  • Dried cherries
  • Chicken stock cube
  • Pinch of salt

Meatballs

01.

Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees Celcius.

02.

Dice onions into small pieces.

03.

Add butter to pan on low heat.

04.

Add onions and fry until soft and dry.

05.

Turn stove off and let onions sit.

06.

Mince the chicken breast.

07.

Mix all the other ingredients for meatballs into a bowl, then mix in chicken breast and onions.

08.

Cover bowl with cling wrap and store it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

09.

Shape into balls and line them on baking paper.

10.

Prepare the glaze with melted butter and mixed spice.

11.

Coat meatballs with glaze and pop it into the oven to bake for 20 minutes at 220 degrees Celcius.

Gravy

01.

Melt butter.

02.

Add all-purpose flour bit by bit until pasty.

03.

Add chicken stock.

04.

Add soya sauce and whipping cream.

05.

Add a pinch of salt to taste.

Cherry sauce

01.

Heat up cherry jam.

02.

Add a little chicken stock cube.

03.

Add water and dried cherries.

04.

Add a dash of salt.

05.

Stir sauce till it thickens.

Text: Melissa Goh/AsiaOne

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