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Here’s how to make Ikea’s famous meatballs at home

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

Remember the days when you could wander around an enormous branch of Ikea touching kitchenware, playing with show kitchens and testing mattresses? 

You can now channel an endless Ikea Saturday, by recreating the shop’s iconic meatball inside your very own (fully functioning) kitchen. 

The Swedish homeware store have shared the recipe for the meatballs, and the good news is that they seem easier to construct than a set of shelves. 

The instructions, which look just like the kind you got with your Billy bookshelf, include how to make the beef and pork balls for four as well as the creamy sauce they sit in. All you need to do is add a potato side of your choice (and some lingonberry jam, if you’re lucky enough to have some).

Close your eyes and you can almost hear the beep of the tills and the whispered end of a hundred passive-aggressive arguments. 

Missing food from the outside world? 

Make a McDonald’s McMuffin meal for breakfast, Pizza Express’s secret dough balls for lunch, Shake Shack’s signature burger for dinner and Disneyland’s famous churros for dessert 

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