I never met a meatball I didn’t like! Swedish included. These tender, baked Swedish meatballs with creamy gravy could be the poster child for comfort food!
The lingonberry jam that is traditionally served alongside is a wonderful complement to the mild seasonings of allspice and Worcestershire found in the meatballs. If you can’t find lingonberry jam, cranberry sauce makes a suitable substitute.
While IKEA serves their much-loved meatballs with mashed potatoes I like mine with egg noodles. For this proud Italian girl, meatballs need pasta to complete each other!
I don’t know how closely this “Almost Famous” recipe from Food Network is to resembling the true Swedish meatballs IKEA serves (and freezes for your buying pleasure) because I never tasted them. I do know the one and only time I was in IKEA the last thing I wanted to do was eat there…the restaurant area was a little sketchy looking…but I won’t knock them before I try them. Especially since they have such a devoted following.
Regardless of whether this recipe is authentic, the outcome is nothing short of delicious! I firmly believe homemade meatballs are infinitely better than anything mass-produced.
IKEA Swedish Meatballs: yay or nay?