Let me ask you this…after “super cheap furniture that you can assemble yourself” as a reason why people love IKEA, what is the next top answer?
Obviously it’s the meatballs! (or the food, in general) Those suckers can get my kids, who hate IKEA, to get excited about going. They suffer through the maze of knick knacks until we get to the restaurant and then chow down on meatballs.
Since I have no idea what they actually put into their meatballs, they are pretty much off limits to me so I have to work with what I’ve got…. a hankerin’ for swedish meatballs and the ability to create something similar (or, dare I say, better?).
I’ve got to be all big headed here for a second and say that these meatballs were so full of win. Adam said they were way better than IKEA meatballs. I did not get that on video or anything so you’ll just have to believe me. Or make them yourself and comment about how much better than IKEA meatballs these are. Yeah, you should probably do that!
3 pounds ground meat (a combination of beef and pork is great but anything you choose to use will work)
1/2 onion, minced
2 teaspoons garlic
1 tablespoon parsley
1/4 cup almond meal
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons tapioca starch
3 cups beef broth
1/4 cup coconut milk
salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon all spice
Combine ground meat, onions, garlic, parsley, egg, almond meal, and some salt & pepper in a large bowl. Form into 1″ diameter meatballs.
In a large frying pan, heat coconut oil. Cook the meatballs (in batches, if necessary) and remove from pan.
Add tapioca starch to the pan and whisk until it’s dissolved. Pour in beef broth and bring to a boil. Let the mixture thicken slightly. Stir in coconut milk, nutmeg, all spice, and salt & pepper. Reduce heat and thicken until it just coats the back of a spoon. Pour meatballs back into the pan, stir to cover them in the sauce, and serve.