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HomeMade Ikea Beefballs (Better tasting & Lowfat ver.)

What else could be more satisfying than to recreate your favorite dish at home but better tasting than the original? You can say goodbye to long queues at Ikea whenever you are craving for their beefballs lol just make sure you get their packet sauces to go with it if you are the type that must have gravy and cranberry jam with their beefballs.

Here i am back with a new experimental recipe of my own which i told myself that i would do more this year (but failed to do so lol), hope this post would keep you guys drooling to the end!
I know the word "LOW-FAT. LOW CALORIE" is sure to capture anyone's attention especially in Malaysia because we are constantly tempted with all the rich and high calorie foods that our waistlines expands with it :P

Preparation Time: 15 minutes (mixing & kneading + rolling)- prepare during weekends to save time.

Cooking Time: 
  • 15 minutes (for juicy & tender) 
  • 20 minutes (for crispy & chewy)
Heat: 180°
Serves: 2 (200g)


I've yet to experiment making a lowfat & healthy version of the gravy but if i do ever succeeded in making it i'll make sure to make a blogpost for it.
But for now i can't be bothered because i am happy enjoying these beefballs the way it is!
It's simple with only 2 main ingredients which is the minced beef itself and onions, while seasonings are the most important ingredients that adds flavor to the meat. Just a few kneading and rolling then your beef balls are ready to be cooked & eaten fresh or frozen for rainy days.

Ingredients:
  • Lowfat Australian Mince beef (less tougher compared to local beef) - 450g
  • 1 large onion chopped & diced 
  • Garlic (optional) 
Seasoning:
  • Inapaarman's Kitchen- Brai & Grill (availble @ Cold storage) 
  • Dried Chili flakes 
  • Thyme 
  • Oregano 
  • Dried Parsley 
  • Cayenne pepper 
Equipment:
  • Airfryer/ Oven

I would like to keep things simple, as i understand how tedious preparations can be especially if you are tired coming home from work and all you want to do is rest instead of chopping garlics for dinner, trust me i grew up with a working mom who had 6 mouths to feed (excluding a dog & cat if not total would be 8 mouths).
Another reason why i became independent early, so if my siblings are reading this i do hope you guys could at least help out in the kitchen- washing in particular after my mom cooks.


For the Beef i usually would get the ready minced ones to save time but that would cost abit more, for it unless you buy them by the block and mince them yourselves. Saw a hack that you can actually blend it but not too fine or it will become beef paste instead lol.

Finely chop your onions and garlic, set them aside while you season your minced beef. There isn't any exact measurements for seasonings just go with your gut but when it comes to Inapaarman's Kitchen- Brai & Grill make sure to go easy on it don't put so much as this already contains salt & sugar. Just about 4-5  small shakes for 400g of mince beef will do.
Or else this would make the beef balls too salty (eww), you can also use the same seasoning to rub on your baby potatoes before dumping them together in the airfryer.

Then mixed everything into a big bowl (onions, beef, spices & seasoning), toss and knead it till everything is evenly mixed before rolling them into 4-6 cm diameter, not too thick or it won't cook well inside.

I had to stab the meat, just because i felt like it lol. 
No reason for random violence at home.

Once you are done rolling them into ball size, take note you don't need oil for this as the beef's fats already acts as a natural oil to prevent the balls from sticking to each other. Can be stored in the freezer up to 3 months, best eaten fresh as always.

Best served with: baked/ airfryed baby potatoes. Yums!
Hope you guys enjoy this simple recipe, make sure to amaze your friends with you cooking skills this holiday season :D

Coming up next would be my homemade (from a scratch) tomato puree which can go well with this beef balls if you are planning to make beef ball spaghetti. Stay tuned~



Feeling Hungry now,

34 comments:

  1. Wah i seldom see you indulge in meaty food haha! :) but lowfat version is indeed great without feeling any guilt

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    1. Rare indeed right? Haha XD but when I miss some food I'll try to make them my own version without oil and much salt or any artificial flavoring :)

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  2. Awesome... I should try this.. my mini me loves meatballs....Have to go find the Inapaarman's Kitchen- Brai & Grill .... hmmm... what exactly is it...

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    1. Its a type of ready to use seasoning dear! The usual type of spice and herbs mix. It's easier to get that unless you have time to mix your very own brai& grill :)

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  3. the meat balls look good! I want to use your recipe and try next time :)

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  4. I believe your meat balls probably better than IKEA. Love your pictures and such a great recipe. Hope to taste it one day (remember yeah). This is definitely healthier too!

    Wilson Ng
    http://www.placesandfoods.com

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    1. Gosh, thanks wilson! Compliment coming from the photography sifu himself, im shy le XD

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  5. The meat balls sure look good! And looks almost the same as Ikea's :P Would keep your recipe in mind for my next round of cooking hehe.

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    1. Looks the same but 100% beef, no flour or starch :)

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  6. wow thanks for the recipe. Love to eat meatballs, missed ikea beefballs alot but yours look so much more delicious.

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    1. Same here, the queue there is always so long and now the quality drop alot dy compared to last time.

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  7. Tried at IKEA before. It's delicious. Will try to cook the meatball with your recipe. Thanks.

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    1. Ikea one can't beat mine :P you gotta try it out to tell!

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  8. i love beef meatball sad i cant eat beef at home...

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    1. Ah..because the goddess of mercy statue at home right? >.<

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  9. interesting.. cooking made easier with your recipe here. :) I've yet to be motivated enough to kickstart my own cooking at home though.

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    1. No choice la bro, costs of eating out these days can kill you already especially since you have a family to feed some more.

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  10. Wow the recipe is fast and great. I wish to have more home cook meal like this. I cant east beef so i ree

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    1. Then i shall share more, you can also make this a chicken version :)

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  11. Thanks for your recipe. I can try to made chicken meat ball for my Little Angels. They sure love it.

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    1. I am sure they will! can put in soup to enjoy as well :)

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  12. Look yummy. Going to try myself. hehe. Thank you for the tips..

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  13. thanks for sharing!
    going to do it myself!
    time to be a good wife (shy shy)

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    1. haha, aiya can hint hubby to make this for you since so simple ma :P men also must learn how to cook so can pamper wife.

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  14. Wow must definitely try this. I always love the IKEA meatballs but hey if I can make my own in the comfort of my own house, why not?

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    1. Right? Less hassle to go find parking and a seat in the Ikea crowded

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  15. ohh...you love to cook :) ha..ha..thanks for sharing this, I like to cook sometimes too, depends on my mood and whether am lazy or not :P Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Not really love to cook, but i love to experiment :P

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  16. Yum! Would love to have a bite of your beefball! Can I? :p

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  17. Thanks for the recipe, I love meat balls, time to do some cooking :)

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