The Best Tamale Pie With Braised Skirt Steak, Charred Corn, and Brown Butter Cornbread Crust Recipe

The Best Tamale Pie With Braised Skirt Steak, Charred Corn, and Brown Butter Cornbread Crust Recipe
32 Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds skirt steak, trimmed of excess fat, cut into 2-inch rectangles
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 whole sweet dried chilies like Costeño, New Mexico, or Choricero, stems and seeds removed
  • 2 whole rich fruity dried chilies like Ancho, Mulatto, Negro, or Pasilla, stems and seeds removed
  • 3 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels from 1 to 2 ears of corn
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 Serrano pepper, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin (preferably from whole seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander (preferably from whole seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup pitted green olives, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • 4 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves and fine stems, minced
  • For the Brown Butter Cornbread Crust:
  • 1 cup (about 5 ounces) fine yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup (about 5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 ounces (about 3/4 cup) sour cream
  • 4 ounces (about 1/4 cup) cultured buttermilk
  • Sour cream, for serving
Nutrition
1389
69% daily value
4 servings
                                       
                                            high-​fiber
     

Fat

126% 82

Saturated

176% 35

Trans

- 3

Monounsaturated

- 32

Polyunsaturated

- 7

Carbs

32% 97

Carbs (net)

- 89

Fiber

32% 8

Sugars

- 22

Sugars, added

- 13

Protein

142% 71

Cholesterol

108% 325

Sodium

79% 1885

Calcium

57% 569

Magnesium

32% 135

Potassium

32% 1485

Iron

62% 11

Zinc

149% 16

Phosphorus

147% 1030

Vitamin A

55% 491

Vitamin C

81% 73

Thiamin (B1)

62% 1

Riboflavin (B2)

119% 2

Niacin (B3)

124% 20

Vitamin B6

122% 2

Folate equivalent (total)

73% 292

Folate (food)

- 105

Folic acid

- 118

Vitamin B12

268% 6

Vitamin D

9% 1

Vitamin E

32% 5

Vitamin K

43% 51
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