Skillet Beef and Corn Pie

Author: Canadian Living

Just like pastel de choclo, a popular dish from Chile, this pie is loaded with raisins, olives and hard-cooked eggs. With puréed corn and cornmeal, it has a double-corn topping. Serve with fresh tomato salsa or a squeeze of lime.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sodium-reduced beef broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels thawed
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olive halved and pitted
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs quartered
Corn Topping:
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels thawed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2/3 cups cornmeal
  • 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

In deep 10-inch (25 cm) cast-iron or nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown beef, breaking up with wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.Add onions; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium. Mix in flour until absorbed. Stir in broth, scraping up browned bits with wooden spoon; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in corn, raisins and olives. Remove from heat. Nestle eggs in beef mixture. Set aside.

Corn Topping: In food processor, purée corn until almost smooth, about 1 minute. Add buttermilk, egg and butter; blend until combined.

Whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into corn mixture just until combined. Spoon evenly over beef, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border around edge for steam to escape.

Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until topping is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 777 mg
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 549.0
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Potassium 748 mg
  • Cholesterol 182 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 53 g

%RDI

  • Iron 33.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 45.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 15.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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