A typical and very popular country food dish, cow atolada is a very popular and tasty dish. Don’t forget to try this delicious Minas Gerais food!


  • 1 kg of ribs in pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 kg of peeled and cut cassava
  • Chopped green chili to taste

Preparation Mode

  1. In a pressure cooker, heat a tablespoon of oil.
  2. Add the ribs and fry until golden on all sides.
  3. Add water, close the pan, place over medium heat and cook for approximately 1 hour.
  4. Turn off, wait for the pressure to release from the pan, open the pan, drain and set aside.
  5. In a pan, heat the remaining oil, add the garlic, onion and fry until golden.
  6. Add the tomato paste and fry for 3 minutes.
  7. Add the chopped tomato and reserved ribs.
  8. Add water little by little until the ribs are very tender.
  9. Season with pepper and salt.
  10. Add the cassava and add more water.
  11. Leave it on the fire until the cassava cooks.
  12. Transfer to a platter.
  13. Sprinkle with green scent and serve.

Mom Tips

If you prefer, you can add carrots to the recipe.

See also the recipe for ground beef escondidinho with cassava

Approximate yield of 6 servings.

Source: https://www.receitasdemae.com.br/receitas/vaca-atolada/

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