Easy Sweet and Sour Ikea Meatball Recipe

The name of this dish clearly describes what this is all about. Easy Sweet and Sour Ikea Meatball Recipe is a simple meatball dish in sweet and sour sauce. One thing that the title lacks is the word “quick” which should describe the time in preparing this dish – a fast 20 to 25 minutes.

This recipe leverages on the state of the Ikea or Swedish meatballs (these are meatballs that I bought from the Ikea store) which are already pre-cooked. I tried making this Easy Sweet and Sour Ikea Meatball Recipe because I wanted to enjoy those good meatballs in a whole new way. Don’t get me wrong, having the meatballs in creamy gravy and lingonberry jam is the most ideal thing to do. However, doing so almost all the time is making my palate long for other flavor.

This Easy Sweet and Sour Ikea Meatball Recipe have the delicious taste of the meatballs and the tangy flavor of the sweet and sour sauce. What else can you ask for other than fried rice?

Try this Easy Sweet and Sour Ikea Meatballs Recipe and let me know what you think.

Ikea Meatball

Easy Sweet and Sour Ikea Meatball Recipe


  • 2 lbs Ikea or Swedish meatballs (pre-cooked)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 small green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 medium sized red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced crosswise
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch diluted in 3 teaspoons water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat a pan. Pour-in cooking oil
  2. Put-in the onion, carrots, pineapple chunks, and bell peppers. Sauté for 3 minutes
  3. Add-in the ketchup, vinegar, sugar, and water. Stir and then let boil.
  4. Put-in the meatballs. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes in medium heat.
  5. Pour-in cornstarch diluted in water. Stir and then cook until the texture thickens.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4


  1. natassia says:

    Hi, im excited to try this new recipe of your kuya since i love ikea meatballs as well but your recipe has two measurements of cornstarch listed, one is 1 tablespoon and the other is 1 teaspoon, which is the correct one to use? Thank you and more power

  2. Dawn Ramos says:

    Hi! I’m new on the website. I don’t know how to cook but i tried your menudo and its so easy to follow! Thanks! I’d like to try Ikea meatballs..can I find this in groceries here in the metro?

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