Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy you the ingredients to make Ikea’s famous Swedish meatballs.
The furniture retailer’s account tweeted the recipe for its meatballs and accompanying cream sauce on Monday, paired with illustrated instructions for a novice cook.
It’s a relatively simple recipe. All a hungry chef needs to whip up some meatballs is some ground beef, ground pork, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, eggs and milk. The sauce’s shopping list includes butter, flour, vegetable stock, beef stock, heavy cream, soy sauce and Dijon mustard.
Many people have taken to cooking and baking while in lockdown in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which Lorena Lourido, Ikea’s country food manager in the UK and Ireland, told People she knows “can be hard.”
“We want to help make everyone’s lives that little bit easier and more enjoyable,” she told the publication.
Lourido also noted that this recipe is an “at-home alternative” to the meatballs they sell in-store and uses “easily accessible ingredients,” so while it might not be the exact ones the retailer makes, they’re pretty darn close.
Well, we have some food shopping to do. Can’t wait to chow down.