Ikea is giving away the recipe for its iconic Swedish meatballs to help people get through their time at home during the coronavirus pandemic — and you don’t need an Allen key to put them together yourself.
The Swedish furniture retailer published the recipe for its meatballs and gravy on Monday so fans of the iconic morsels can enjoy them even while Ikea stores remain closed due to the COVID-19 threat.
“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,” Lorena Lourido, country food manager at Ikea, said in a news release.
Ikea is just the latest corporate giant to release one of its beloved recipes to the public. The Doubletree hotel chain released its recipe for chocolate chip cookies earlier this month, and Canada’s Wonderland has also published the instructions for making its funnel cake dessert.
Global News has not conducted a taste test with the meatballs yet, but early reports on social media suggest they’re pretty gööd.
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The recipe was released in classic Ikea-style diagrams, but if those drive you crazy, we’ve got you covered with simple, step-by-step directions. We’ve also converted some of the British measurements in case you’re used to working with cups and teaspoons.
So, without further ado, here’s how to make about 16 to 20 meatballs and sauce:
“Staying at home can be hard, but we want to help make everyone’s lives that little bit easier and more enjoyable,” Ikea’s food manager said in the news release.
“Bon appétit or, smaklig måltid, as we say in Sweden!”