Ikea might be known for its notoriously complicated-to-assemble furniture, but its meatballs are perhaps just as beloved as its bookcases and bed frames. You might not be able to visit the Ikea food court for the foreseeable future, but if you’ve got a craving for Swedish meatballs, you can now make them at home. Ikea posted a version of its recipe to Twitter that you can recreate in your own kitchen.
Ikea’s Twitter post reads, “We’ve created a recipe for you to recreate this delicious dish in the comfort of your own home,” so this might not be the exact same iconic and beloved recipe used in its food courts. So what? What’s really important here is that you can at least replicate the flavors of these famous meatballs. Let them take you on a special trip to Ikea — at least in your imagination.
The ingredients for Ikea’s at-home recipe might surprise you. The meatballs for instance, are made from both pork and beef, while the sauce is flavored with soy sauce and mustard. Looks like it has got all those umami bases covered. The cooking process should be easy enough for even newbie homecooks — the only tools you need are an oven and frying pan.
As far as quarantine activities go, you could do worse than wrangling your family in the kitchen for an evening meatball cooking lesson courtesy of Ikea. And if your loved ones are feeling especially cooped up, they probably need to be transported to happier times — even if those times are sitting in the Ikea food court with a platter of meatballs and a desk that will probably take three hours to assemble. But at this point, any reminder of life before lockdown is probably a welcome one. Thanks Ikea!