Ingvar Krampard, IKEA

European Design Furniture and Swedish Meatballs – Ingvar Kamprad (IKEA) Dies aged 91

The Swedish founder of the furniture chain, Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA has died at the age of 91, the company has announced.

Ikea confirmed with a statement that the pioneer of flat-packed designer furniture died in his home town in Småland.

Ingvar born in 1926 was one of the wealthiest men in the world and considered one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Despite his dyslexia he used the money his dad gave him for performing well at school.

Ikea became popular in part because of their simplicity and value, but also for its Swedish meatballs.

With this in mind and as a tribute to the Ingvar Kamprad we have put together a recipe for the popular dish!!

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Gravy:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and sauté onion until softened and translucent. 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  3. Pour in milk and stir until a paste forms.
  4. Combine beef, pork, breadcrumbs, egg and egg yolk, nutmeg, and salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  5. Mix in onion paste and use your hands to mix everything together and make sure it’s all incorporated.
  6. Take a small ice cream scoop or spoon and begin forming 1-1 1/2-inch meatballs.
  7. Heat remaining butter in skillet and, in batches, brown meatballs on all sides, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  8. For the gravy: melt butter in the same pot over medium heat.
  9. Once melted, whisk in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes so flour cooks out.
  10. Slowly stir in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce and keep whisking until sauce is smooth.
  11. Stir in heavy cream, season with salt and pepper, and cook until thickened. 2-3 minutes.
  12. Return meatballs to gravy and cook until completely cooked through, 8-10 minutes.
  13. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary, and serve immediately.

Let us know how you get on!!!!

 

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