Admittedly, we have all been craving outside food because of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) currently imposed in the Luzon island. Even if there are restaurants ready to cater to your cravings, there are rules when it comes to going out, and there are only a number of food delivery guys who can accept our orders. Luckily, brands have shared the recipes to some of their bestselling food, so we can make them in our own homes.
One of these brands is Swedish furniture company Ikea. Known for their easy-to-assemble household items, Ikea is also famous in the food arena for their mouthwatering meatballs. People who visit any of their stores will surely take a side trip to their food stall and order their delicious meatballs. But now that we can’t visit any Ikea store, Ikea has graciously shared their meatball recipe so we could satisfy our cravings!
How to make the meatballs
500g minced beef
250g minced pork
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped or minced
5 tbsps whole milk
Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine minced beef and pork, break any lumps using your fingers. Add chopped garlic and onion, breadcrumbs, egg, then mix. Add the milk then season with salt and pepper.
- Shape the meat into small balls and place on a plate. Refrigerate for two hours.
- In a frying pan, heat oil on medium hear. When temperature is right, add meatballs and cook until brown on all sides.
- When done, place cooked meatballs in an oven-safe dish. Cook in oven for 30 minutes.
How to make the cream sauce
Dash of oil
40g plain flour
150ml beef stock
150ml vegetable stock
150ml thick double cream
2 tsps soy sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
- Melt butter in pan. Whisk flour and stir for 2 minutes. Add beef and vegetable stock and stir.
- Add cream, soy sauce, and mustard. Bring to a simmer and wait for the sauce to thicken.
- Once thickened, drizzle on top of meatballs, then pair with mashed or boiled potato.
Hopefully, Filipinos will soon get to taste the famous meatballs from the store itself. Back in 2018, they announced that a store will be opening in the Philippines in “late 2020.”