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Ikea's Meatballs and Creamy Sauce Recipe

Forget the Furniture: Ikea Just Released the Recipe For Its Famous Meatballs and Creamy Sauce

Photo Taken In Stockholm, SwedenImage Source: Getty / Linus Strandholm / EyeEm

What would a trip to Ikea be without its famous meatballs and chips (or mash) smothered in the instantly recognisable creamy sauce? A half-hearted one, to be honest. Sadly (although importantly), as all stores across the UK and Ireland closured last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it means none of us will be taking a trip any time soon to buy more flat-pack furniture and kitchen utensils. But, thanks to our friends at Ikea, we won't have to go without the iconic meatballs for any longer.

The home accessories and furniture store released its six-step recipe for both the meatballs and the sauce here, and it looks both easy and delicious.

Never tried the iconic meal before? "The dish is an unexpected meeting of flavours as the lingonberry sweetness contrasts, yet harmonises, with the meatballs, while the cream sauce serves as a neutral 'mediator' between the two," is how Ikea passionately explains it. But we'll leave you to be the judge of that.

My favourite part? Their serving size. Don't expect to just get three or four meatballs per plate; in Ikea world, 30-40 meatballs is just the right amount for a family of four. So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking, and make Ikea proud.

Image Source: Getty / Linus Strandholm / EyeEm