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
926
46% daily value
6 servings
                                       
                                            high-​fiber
     

Fat

84% 55

Saturated

118% 24

Trans

- 2

Monounsaturated

- 22

Polyunsaturated

- 4

Carbs

22% 65

Carbs (net)

- 59

Fiber

21% 5

Sugars

- 14

Sugars, added

- 8

Protein

95% 47

Cholesterol

72% 217

Sodium

52% 1256

Calcium

38% 379

Magnesium

21% 90

Potassium

21% 990

Iron

41% 7

Zinc

99% 11

Phosphorus

98% 686

Vitamin A

36% 327

Vitamin C

54% 49

Thiamin (B1)

42% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

79% 1

Niacin (B3)

83% 13

Vitamin B6

81% 1

Folate equivalent (total)

49% 195

Folate (food)

- 70

Folic acid

- 79

Vitamin B12

179% 4

Vitamin D

6% 1

Vitamin E

22% 3

Vitamin K

28% 34
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