We love visiting Ikea for the long store walk, and of coarse their Swedish meatballs. Here’s our homemade version of their Swedish meatballs.
Place the pork, beef, bread crumbs, onion, eggs, allspice, worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper in a large bowl.
Mix the ingredients well with your (washed) hands.
Using a small spring loaded cookie scoop (or a table spoon measure), measure a loaded scoop of the ground meat mix.
Place the meat mixture in your hand, and roll it around between the palms of your hands to form a ball. Place the ball on a tray.
Repeat the last two steps until all the meat is used up.
Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a large pan, on medium high.
Carefully place 1/2 the meatballs in the pan and brown them. Make sure to keep rotating them to ensure all sides are browned evenly. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes.
Place all the browned meatballs on a tray.
Add the last tbsp of oil to the pan, heat it up and repeat the last two steps. All meatballs should be browned and set aside on a tray.
Add the butter to the pan and reduce the temperature to medium.
Once the butter's melted, add the flour and start whisking.
Keep whisking for about 3 minutes. The flour will be completely dissolved into the butter to form a smooth, thick consistency. This is a roux, also known as a thickener.
Add the broth, cream, and remaining salt and pepper.
Turn the heat up to medium high and whisk until the liquid thickens to gravy consistency. This should take about 5 minutes.
Add all the meatballs into the pan and let them cook until they're cooked through. This should take about 6 minutes.
The meatballs are ready to serve. Enjoy!