Ikea Meatballs

  • 500g of beef mince
  • 250g of pork mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 5 tablespoons of whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • oil
  • 40g of butter
  • 40g of plain flour
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 150ml thick double cream
  • 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1. Combine beef and pork mince and mix with your fingers to break up any lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, and eggs and mix. Add milk and season well with salt and pepper. 2. Shape mixture into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover and store in the fridge for 2 hours (this will help them hold their shape whilst cooking) 3. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add meatballs and brown on all sides. 4. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a hot oven (180*C conventional or 160*C fan) and cook for a further 30 minutes. 5. To make cream sauce: melt 90g of butter in a pan. Whisk in 40g of plain flour and stir for 2 mins. Add 150ml of vegetable stock and 150ml of beef stock and continue to stir. Add 150ml double cream, 2 tsp of soy sauce and 1 tsp of dijon mustard. Bring it to a simmer and allow sauce to thicken. 6. Serve with your favorite mashed potatoes. Creamy mashed or mini new broiled potatoes and enjoy!