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Recipe - Homemade Ikea style meatballs, Ikea rosti’s, crispy onions

Homemade Ikea-Style Meatballs with Rosti Recipe, Crispy Onions, Lingonberry Jam, and Veggies, Plus Cinnamon Rolls for the Kids

For the Homemade Ikea-Style Meatballs:


  • Beef mince (£1.63)
  • Reduced pork mince (56p)
  • Onion (6p)
  • Garlic clove (free from my garden)
  • Egg (13p)
  • 2 slices of bread (free from Olio)

Total Cost for Meatballs: £3.38


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine beef and pork mince.
  2. Finely chop the onion and garlic, then add them to the mixture.
  3. Break the egg into the bowl and tear the bread slices into small pieces, adding them to the mixture as well.
  4. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, then shape the mixture into meatballs.

For the Accompaniments:

  • Ikea cream sauce (90p)
  • Ikea rosti’s (£1.95)
  • 1/2 bag of frozen broccoli (45p)
  • 1/6 bag of frozen sweetcorn (13p)

Total Cost for Accompaniments: £3.43

Meal Cost: £5.81


  1. Cook the homemade meatballs either by frying or baking.
  2. Prepare the Ikea cream sauce and rosti’s according to package instructions.
  3. Steam the broccoli and sweetcorn until tender.

Serve the homemade Ikea-style meatballs with Ikea rosti’s, crispy onions, lingonberry jam, and sides of sweetcorn and broccoli.

For the Kids:

Cinnamon Rolls

Enjoy this delicious and budget-friendly meal that fed five for just £1.16 each! 😊

What Did Emma Say? 

You can make the sauce - brown the meatballs then remove from pan into a pre heated oven. Deglaze the pan with a splash of white wine vinegar and light soy sauce, add beef stock and a tea spoon of dijon mustard, bring to the boil and simmer. Add 2 tablespoons of soft cheese, stir through. Return meatballs to the pan and simmer until sauce reduces a little. I love the ikea sauce but this is almost as good and cheaper once you have the ingredients. It's a pinch of nom recipe.