Learn how to make lobozó with dried meat and jiló, a recipe that is unique to Minas Gerais

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Mix Canasta cheese, jerked meat, eggs, jiló, zucchini and flour with a variety of seasonings and you will have a hearty and very tasty dish, to say the least. And best of all: with the face and taste of Minas Gerais.

This is lobozó, a recipe that uses all these ingredients that, together and mixed, result in an unmistakable blend. for the episode Belo Horizonte, Inhotim and Caraça: Mining Experiences from the program CNN Travel & Gastronomy, Daniela Filomeno met with chef Flavio Trombino and learned the step by step of this special preparation.

Trombino comanda o xapuri in the capital of Minas Gerais, a typical food restaurant that presents cozy recipes reminiscent of the affective flavors of the past. Daniela summarizes that eating at Xapuri is witnessing a love story with the best of traditional Minas Gerais cuisine.

Chef Trombino’s lobozó has “the smell of hunger”, as Daniela jokes. And a spoiler: the canasta cheese melts but retains its consistency in the dish. Delicious – when ready, grab a large shell just for yourself! Next, check out the lobozó recipe step by step and get a taste of Minas and Xapuri without leaving your home:


  • 150g of zucchini
  • 50 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 150g diced beef jerky
  • 100g of processed onion
  • 1 chive sauce
  • 80g of corn flour
  • 150g of processed eggplant
  • 4 eggs
  • goat pepper
  • 100g of Canasta cheese
  • 1 parsley sauce
  • Assorted seasonings (mix with your favorite seasonings.

Preparation method:

  • Brown the onion, zucchini and jilo in the oil and seasoning.
  • Add the butter-fried eggs, dried meat and cornmeal.
  • Sprinkle cubes of canasta cheese, add the green scent and serve hot.
  • Serve with parsley, chives and goat pepper to taste.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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