IKEA fans think of two things when they think of the Swedish furniture emporium: having to put together their shelves, and their delicious Swedish meatballs. It’s an open secret that the IKEA cafeteria’s meatballs are so good, it’s worth a trip to the superstore just for that. I will confess that I have hit up the store more than once not to buy a single piece of furniture, but to just eat some of their delicious meatballs.
But with IKEA stores all over the world closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company is offering their customers a chance to make their famous meatballs at home. IKEA just released a six-step recipe on a card that looks just like one of their furniture instructions, which we’ve learned about via Bored Panda. And the meatballs look as if they are just as easy to make as one of their Billy bookshelves (Well, hopefully a tiny bit easier than that).
You can check out the instructions down below:
“Staying at home can be hard, but we want to help make everyone’s lives that little bit easier and more enjoyable” said Lorena Lourido, the company’s country food manager in the U.K. She added “We know that some people might be missing our meatballs, which is why we’ve released an at-home alternative which, using easily accessible ingredients, will help those looking for some inspiration in the kitchen. Bon appétit or, smaklig måltid, as we say in Sweden!”
The meatballs only require eight ingredients, and then another eight to make the gravy. Nevertheless, cooking up these meatballs will still take a fair bit of time, as you’ve got refrigerate the rolled beef and pork mixture for two hours, and then bake them in the oven for another half an hour. A little more work than forking over $5.99 at the IKEA cafeteria, but still totally worth it.
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