Ikea Style Meatball Sauce

PennyBy Penny    

August 15, 2017

Easy to make , tasty to eat

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


25g butter

20g plain flour

600ml beef stock - hot

300ml double cream

Salt and pepper

1 tblspn Worcestershire sauce

2 tblspns fresh parsley chopped ( optional )


1Put the butter in a pan and melt on a low heat until the butter is bubbling.

2Add the flour and use a whisk to mix together. Whisk over a low heat for 2 -3 minutes.

3Add 200mls of the beef stock and whisk the sauce rigorously until smooth.

4 Then add more beef stock and whisk again, just like making a white sauce Continue until all the stock is in the frying pan and turn the heat to medium. Let the sauce bubble and reduce for about 10 – 15 minutes until it looks like a thick gravy

5Add the double cream and Worcestershire sauce, whisk well and leave the sauce to reduce back to the same consistency.

6Season to taste

7Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley if using


13 Reviews

Micheala Smith

August 16, 2017

Tracy Smith mmmmmmm

Claire Marie

August 16, 2017

Rachael Woodhouse

Joanne Parker

August 15, 2017

Samantha Holden

Kirsty Bogue

August 15, 2017

Lesley-anne Bogue

Moira Steven

August 15, 2017

I always felt there was a coffee-ish taste to their meatball gravy, but thought I was imagining it!

Karen Lizzie

August 15, 2017

Quick cheat is to use instant gravy made up with mostly water, then add a bit of evaporated milk to make it creamy

Antony Barton

August 15, 2017

Step 1: get school dinner style gravy (as watery and bitter as you can find)
Step 2: add cream

Jo Muller

August 15, 2017

Amanda Kenyon x

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

August 15, 2017

Yes , it will take a little longer to thicken . P

Lisa Webb

August 15, 2017

Can I use milk instead of cream?

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

August 15, 2017

I don’t think I would have either

Chris Dearden

August 15, 2017

I’ve seen an ikea meatball sauce recipe on one of those “secret recipe” lists that was essentially a white sauce with decaf coffee granules in it, but never felt brave enough to try it.

Jenni Powell

August 15, 2017

Jen Harkness we should try this next week